first trimester of pregnancy

Pregnancy stress can affect baby’s iron status: Study


April 30th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Newborns, whose mothers experience stress during the first trimester of pregnancy, may end up with a low iron content and poor health later, says a new ... Read more...

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Potential biomarkers for early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy identified


February 17th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers have identified potential biomarkers for early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.Ectopic pregnancy (EP) occurs when an embryo does not attach normally inside the mother's uterus, but instead attaches ... Read more...

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Mums’ stem cells could be key to treating genetic disease before birth


January 19th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): UCSF researchers, through a series of mouse model experiments, have determined that a mother's immune response prevents a fetus from accepting transplanted blood stem cells, and yet this ... Read more...

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Heavy, not modest, drinkers’ babies more likely to have birth defects


October 16th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has found that babies born to women who drink heavily during their first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to have birth defects, compared to ... Read more...

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Chemicals in mother’s blood linked to child’s obesity


October 10th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly ... Read more...

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Use of certain antiviral drugs during pregnancy not linked to birth defects


August 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Use of certain antiviral drugs during pregnancy not linked to higher risk of major birth defects, according to a new study.An analysis of data from Denmark found no ... Read more...

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Alcohol in pregnancy linked to child behaviour problems


November 24th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Mums-to-be who consume high levels of alcohol in late pregnancy are likely to give birth to aggressive kids, a new study has revealed.The research team from Perth's Telethon ... Read more...

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Supplements can raise asthma risk


November 5th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 5 (IANS) Researchers have identified a link between folic acid supplements taken in late pregnancy and allergic asthma in children aged between 3 and 5, suggesting that the timing of ... Read more...

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Intake of folic acid supplements in late pregnancy could cause asthma in kids


November 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Folic acid supplements taken by mothers in late pregnancy could lead to allergic asthma in their children at the age of 3 to 5 years, according to a ... Read more...

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Drugs that block folic acid in pregnancy double birth defects risk


October 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, has warned that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the ... Read more...

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Why some pregnant women find it difficult to quit smoking


May 15th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists from Peninsula Medical School and the University of Bristol have discovered a common genetic variant that might make it difficult for women to quit smoking during ... Read more...

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Probiotics may help ward off obesity in pregnant women


May 8th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A study suggests that giving women probiotics from the first trimester of pregnancy may be helpful in preventing them from the most dangerous kind of obesity.Probiotics are ... Read more...

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‘Probiotics may help ward off obesity in women’


May 7th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 7 (IANS) One year after giving birth, women are less likely to have the most dangerous kind of obesity if they had been given probiotics from the first trimester of ... Read more...

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Pregnant women with bulimia more anxious, depressed


April 18th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Pregnant women with bulimia tend to be more anxious and depressed than their counterparts without eating disorders. Bulimic women also have lower self-esteem and are more dissatisfied with ... Read more...

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Pre-eclampsia may stem from misfolded proteins in urine


January 31st, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists at Yale School of Medicine have found that the key to pre-eclampsia could be found in proteins that misfold and aggregate in the urine.Preeclampsia is a ... Read more...

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Smoking during first trimester of pregnancy may lead to oral clefts in newborns


December 19th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Mothers who smoke during the first trimester of pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth to newborns with cleft lip, according to a study.The extensive ... Read more...

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Hairspray exposure raises birth defect risk


November 22nd, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Women who are exposed to hairspray during the early stages of pregnancy are more than twice as likely to give birth to a son with the genital ... Read more...

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Pregnant women with bulimia more prone to anxiety and depression


September 18th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Pregnant women with bulimia are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, according to a new study.The study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health ... Read more...

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Antidepressants dont cause birth defects: Study


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Researchers at the Universite de Montreal and Ste. Justine Hospital have suggested that pregnant mothers can safely use prescribed antidepressants during their first trimester.The suggestion comes from ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist identifies new gene trigger for preeclampsia


May 12th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
London, May 12 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin and his team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), have identified a gene called COMT - commonly associated with schizophrenia - ... Read more...

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Severe prenatal stress may increase schizophrenia risk in offspring


February 5th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Women who undergo an extremely stressful event, such as the death of a close relative, during the early months of their pregnancy are more likely to have children ... Read more...

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