journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

Test to predict premature births discovered


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new method to predict premature births, based on a new blood test that looks at two specific proteins, combined with an established ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related cancers up by 70 percent


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) There has been a 70 percent increase in cancers diagnosed during or soon after pregnancy, based on a study of 1.3 million births between 1994 and ... Read more...

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Women fearing childbirth have longer labour


June 27th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 27 (IANS) Women who fear childbirth tend to have longer labour than women who have no such fear, suggests a new research. Researchers found that average labour duration ... Read more...

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‘Moderate drinking during pregnancy doesn’t harm baby’


June 20th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Pregnant women can have a glass or two of alcoholic beverages daily without harming their child, says a new Danish study. Popular belief has it that ... Read more...

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Women take longer to deliver babies than 50 years ago


April 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Women take longer to deliver babies today than they did 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries, conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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New blood test will warn of premature births


September 6th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A new blood test could warn mothers whether they are at risk of giving premature birth. About 80 percent of premature births can be pinpointed early ... Read more...

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Womb transplants possible next year: Expert


March 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Womb transplants that would allow childless women to have babies could be possible early next year, according to a medical expert. The forecast will bring hope ... Read more...

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Forced birth may cause emotional problems for babies


November 4th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Babies born with the help of forceps or a suction cup are more likely to have emotional problems, a study has revealed.Forceps or a suction cup is ... Read more...

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Fertility treatment can lead to male babies


September 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Certain types of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment may enhance odds of having a boy.Some methods tip the gender balance to as many as 128 boys being born ... Read more...

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Home births could put babies at risk, say docs


July 30th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Following a recent study that showed home births are three times riskier for newborns than hospital births, a leading medical journal has said that women do not have ... Read more...

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Essential protein for successful pregnancy isolated


May 29th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have isolated and detailed the function of a unique protein, called Preimplantation Factor (PF) produced by healthy embryos, which ensures a successful pregnancy. The research showed that ... Read more...

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Simple saliva test can spot women at premature labour risk


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at University College London and King's College London have developed a simple saliva test that may help detect which expectant women are likely to go into premature ... Read more...

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Obesity raises complication risk during pregnancy


July 17th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Obese mums-to-be are at an increased risk of suffering from minor complications such as heart burn and chest infections during pregnancy, a new study suggests.Research by the University ... Read more...

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‘Eating for two’ may have consequences for mom and baby


June 9th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Pregnant women who consume extra calories and gain too much weight may face complications at birth such as pre-eclampsia (hypertension), or may require a C-section. Moreover, both mother ... Read more...

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Pregnant women should avoid eating for two


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Pregnant women should avoid "eating for two" since too much weight gain is linked with complications at birth, according to a new study of 1,300 women. Alison Stuebe, assistant ... Read more...

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Repeated miscarriages, infertility treatment up pre-eclampsia risk for women


December 19th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): Repeated miscarriages and hormone treatment for infertility may make pregnant women prone to pre-eclampsia, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The ... Read more...

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Pregnancy disorder signals? Check for heart disease


November 5th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 5 (IANS) A pregnant woman who experiences high blood pressure could be getting the earliest signal about the risk of developing heart disease. Called pre-eclampsia, this type of high blood ... Read more...

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Tenth of pregnant women subjected to violence


August 14th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) A tenth of pregnant women experience violence, of which three-quarters continue to be beaten by the child's father even after they become pregnant. Such violence was associated with ... Read more...

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Single-embryo IVF cuts odds of riskier multiple births


February 21st, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that transferring just a single embryo in IVF to reduce the chance of riskier multiple births could increase the pregnancy rate among a ... Read more...

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