Pregnancy

Now, a treatment that may double IVF pregnancy rates

PregnantWashington, April 17 : Researchers at the University of Adelaide have come up with a new formula that may help increase the chances of conception amongst couples undergoing fertility treatment by 100 per cent.

They claim that their technique can improve embryo implantation rates significantly, and reduce pregnancy complications in assisted reproductive technology (ART).

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Exercise during pregnancy beneficial for mother and baby

Exercise during pregnancy beneficial for mother and babyWashington, Apr 8 : Exercise during pregnancy has a positive effect on moms’ cardiovascular activity and also on their developing offspring, according to a new study.

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Acupuncture may help boost IVF success rates by 65%

Acupuncture may help boost IVF success rates by 65%London, Feb 8 : Acupuncture can increase the chances of getting pregnant for women undergoing fertility treatment by 65 percent, according to a new study.

The study led by Eric Manheimer, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in Baltimore, showed that the women who got acupuncture treatment were 65pct more likely to become pregnant.

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Pregnancy does make women more forgetful

Pregnancy does make women more forgetfulLondon, Feb 7 : Scientists have now confirmed what expecting mothers have long suspected – that pregnancy makes women more forgetful.

Australian scientists have found that a woman's memory may be impaired for at least a year after giving birth, although the effects are minor and mainly concern unfamiliar or demanding tasks.

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New patient safety interventions help reduce errors in obstetrical care

Washington, February 3: Yale School of Medicine researchers have designed clinical patient safety interventions to reduce medical errors that claim thousands of lives each year.

The patient safety enhancements implemented at Yale-New Haven Hospital include communication training, standardizing interpretation of foetal monitoring, and improving hospital staff’s own perception of the safety climate in obstetrical care.

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Vitamins C and E don't avert pre-eclampsia

PregnancyWashington, Jan 23: A recent study has revealed that antioxidants such as vitamins C and E do not reduce pre-eclampsia risk in pregnant women.

Pre-eclampsia is a condition where hypertension arises in pregnancy in association with significant amounts of protein appearing in the urine, which is dangerous to both her health and development of the baby. It is also one of the major causes of death in women all over the world.

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Air Pollution reduces foetus size during pregnancy: Study

Washington, Jan 8: Air Pollution reduces foetus size during pregnancyResearchers from Brisbane have given the world yet another reason to curb pollution levels by finding that it plays an important role in shrinking the size of the foetus during pregnancy.

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Obese mums’ babies nine-times more prone to obesity in adulthood

Obese mums’ babies nine-times more prone to obesity in adulthoodWashington, Jan 4: A new study has found that pregnant women who are overweight/obese are more likely to give birth to heavier babies.

The study also suggested that the risk of these overweight children becoming obese adults is nearly nine times greater than for children who are not overweight.

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