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Depression is The Single Largest Predictor of Substance Use During Pregnancy

It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy.

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Home Births as Safe as Hospital Births: International Study

Hamilton, ON (August 8, 2019) - A large international study led by McMaster University shows that low-risk pregnant women who intend to give birth at home have no increased chance of the baby's perinatal or neonatal death compared to other low-risk women who intend to give birth in a hospital.

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Fainting During Pregnancy Can Be a Sign of Problems for Both Mother and Baby

Women have long been told fainting is a common but harmless symptom of pregnancy, but new research shows it may indicate issues for both the baby and mother's health, especially when it occurs during the first trimester.

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In Vitro Fertilization Linked to Deadly Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Athens, Greece - 25 May 2019: Women undergoing fertility treatment should urgently see their doctor if they have heart failure symptoms, according to a study presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

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Association Between Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy, Miscarriage Risk

Bottom Line: Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia and mood disorders. This observational study examined the risk of miscarriage associated with their use in early pregnancy by drug class, specific agent and short- or long-acting formulation in about 442,000 pregnancies in Canada from 1998 through 2015.

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Obesity in Early Pregnancy Linked to Pregnancy Complications

In a prospective study of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns.

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Viral Infections During Pregnancy Linked to Behavioral Abnormalities in Offspring

Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schizophrenia, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows.

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Pregnancy Shifts the Daily Schedule Forward

Add this to the list of what to expect: Getting up earlier, at least in the first trimester. New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds that women and mice both shift their daily schedules earlier by up to a few hours during the first third of their pregnancy. A new study by researchers in Arts & Sciences and at the School of Medicine shows how impending motherhood induces changes in daily timing of a mother which, when disrupted, may put a pregnancy at risk, as reported in the Journal of Biological Rhythms.

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Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children

Association found between omega-6:omega-3 ratio in the umbilical cord and the appearance of ADHD symptoms

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Research finds simple urine test allows for rapid diagnosis of world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health.

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Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (IMAGE)

Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death

The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children's Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provide expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday.

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Mothers with children taken into out-of-home care at risk of poor prenatal care in next pregnancies

Mothers whose first child was taken into care were found to have inadequate or no prenatal care during subsequent pregnancies, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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How to classify high blood pressure in pregnancy?

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 - 8% of pregnant women experience hypertension. High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated with a number of risks to the woman and fetus, including low-birth weight infants, preterm birth, problems with the placenta, heavy bleeding, heart defects and other congenital anomalies, and in the most severe cases death.

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Certain characteristics linked with depression before and after giving birth

Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition. In a Journal of Neuroscience Research study, researchers examined subgroups of women followed from pregnancy to six months postpartum, for example comparing those with depression only after childbirth with those experiencing depression during pregnancy.

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New data suggests nicotine while pregnant alters genes

The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting in the journal Nature Scientific Reports that a possible cure for addiction may be found by following the pathways of significantly altered dopamine neurons in newborns who were chronically exposed to nicotine in utero. The findings of the altered neurons come from recordings of dopamine and non-dopamine neurons in the brain's addiction center, called the ventral tegmental area (VTA), following chronic nicotine exposure during pregnancy.

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Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy (IMG)

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy

Cambridge researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies.

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Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth

ANN ARBOR, Mich.- Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests.

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For The Mother-To-Be Who Can't Sleep, These Pregnancy Pillows Are For You

Pregnant mothers often find it hard to sleep comfortably because of their baby bump. Fortunately, there are pillows designed to help them snooze better regardless of their sleeping positions.

by Tanya Diente

How Moms On Instagram Hide Stretch Marks And Loose Skin Explained By Fitness Influencer

How Moms On Instagram Hide Stretch Marks And Loose Skin Explained By Fitness Influencer

Fitness influencer Laysa Neto revealed the secret to showing toned abdomen on social media. The mom-of-two said that it takes the proper pose to trick netizens to believe that mothers do not have body imperfections after giving birth.

by Tanya Diente

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Victoria's Secret Model Chanel Iman Expecting Her First Child With Husband Sterling Shepard

Chanel Iman is pregnant with her first child with husband, Sterling Shepard. The Victoria's Secret model announced the news on social media where she shared several photos of her growing belly.

by Tanya Diente

Pregnant Beyonce Prepares Birth

Pregnant Beyoncé Prepares For Birth, Rents Place Nearer Hospital

Beyonce and Jay Z have been looking for a house in Los Angeles for some time now with the new babies' arrival.

by Amanda Moore

'Mother Of Authentic Midwifery' Ina May Gaskin Implies Racial Slur Against Black Mothers

'Mother Of Authentic Midwifery' Ina May Gaskin Implies Racial Slur Against Pregnant Black Women

Ina May Gaskin provoked black birth workers to boycott her events after implying that black maternal complications are caused by the mother's bad habits.

by Olivia Etienne

8-In-100,000-Chance Pregnancies: Twins Give Birth To Boys On The Same Day

New Jersey Twins Give Birth To Boys On The Same Day: What Are The Odds?

A twin sister from New Jersey had matching due dates and gave birth on the same day to both baby boys. What are the odds?

by Olivia Etienne

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