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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.

by Staff Reporter

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.

by Staff Reporter

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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).

by Staff Reporter

Pregnant woman

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.

by Staff Reporter

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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.

by Staff Reporter

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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.

by Staff Reporter

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.

by Staff Reporter

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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.

by Staff Reporter

Pregnancy Pillow

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

Chanel Iman

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

IVF Side Effects Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

IVF Side Effects: Fertility Clinics Accused Of Covering Up Cases Of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, an IVF side effect, goes under reported and it's a cause for concern because the condition could be fatal.

by Amanda Moore

Kaily Lowry finally gets her degree

Kailyn Lowry Inspires Teen Moms To Pursue Education Despite Struggles

Kailyn Lowry from "Teen Mom 2" shares her success after getting a college degree.

by Abbie Kraft

'Best Artificial Womb Yet' Created: A Futuristic Look On How Synthetic Wombs Can Change Parenthood

'Best Artificial Womb Yet' Created: A Futuristic Look On How Synthetic Wombs Can Change Parenthood

Artificial wombs solve a thousand-deaths-worth problem among premature infants in the United States, and it is likely that it may be used for a convenient pregnancy.

by Olivia Etienne

Smoking Maternal Grandmothers Associated With Autistic Traits In Granddaughters, New Study Finds

Smoking Maternal Grandmothers Associated With Autistic Traits In Granddaughters, New Study Finds

A new research strengthened earlier claims that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be linked to smoking and authors noted that smoking damages the DNA of mother's mitochondria.

by Olivia Etienne

Childhood Cancer Survivors At Greater Risk If Pregnancy Complications

Childhood Cancer Survivors At Greater Risk Of Pregnancy Complications

Experts strengthened knowledge that high-blood pressure and diabetes loom for cancer survivors and the new research provided a fresh information that anemia also await these former patients.

by Olivia Etienne

Serena Williams Slams Racial Slur Against Unborn Baby

Serena Williams Slams Ilie Nastase's 'Racist Comments' About Her Baby, Pens Love Letter To Her Unborn

Serena Williams will welcome her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian in September and she's already honing her protective instincts as a mother.

by Amanda Moore

STD In Pregnant Women

STD Awareness Month: Pregnant Women Need STD Testing, Michigan Health Officials Urge

STD infection during pregnancy poses huge health risks for both mom and child, so health officials recommend getting tested for early prevention and treatment.

by Amanda Moore

Beyonce Fat-Shamed For Being Pregnant With Twins

Beyonce Pregnant With Twins: 'Lemonade' Singer Gets Fat-Shamed, Responds Like A Queen [PHOTOS]

Fat-shamers didn't seem to get why Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, gained some weight.

by Amanda Moore

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