maternal fetal medicine

Link between low birth weight and H1N1 flu revealed


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Two research papers have shown that women who contracted H1N1 were more likely to give birth to lower birth weight babies as compared with women who had "influenza-like ... Read more...

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Scheduled deliveries increase risks for mums, do not benefit newborns


February 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that inducing labor without a medical reason is linked with negative outcomes for mothers, including high rates of cesarean delivery, greater blood loss ... Read more...

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Kristine Casey gives birth to her own grand-son


February 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kristine Casey was over the moon when she gave birth to her grandson. It was a special moment for the 61 years old grandmother and mother rolled ... Read more...

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Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring lowers rate of infant mortality


February 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): The use of fetal heart rate monitors lowers the rate of infant mortality, according to a new study.There have been a handful of small studies conducted in the ... Read more...

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Alcohol-free antibacterial mouth-rinse cuts incidence of preterm birth


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that use of non-alcohol antibacterial mouth-rinse containing cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) decreases the incidence of preterm birth (PTB)."Preterm birth is the major cause of ... Read more...

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Severely obese women need to watch weight during pregnancy


February 12th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Severely obese women who gain less than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are likely to stay healthy, suggests a new study.In contrast, obese and non-obese women ... Read more...

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Cervical length screening in women could reduce preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Screening women for signs of a shortening cervix could help reduce preterm births, researchers believe.Experts at Yale School of Medicine also think that using ultrasound to screen low-risk ... Read more...

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How hormone progesterone acts to prevent preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Yale School of Medicine may have uncovered the mechanism by which progesterone prevents preterm birth.The findings will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ... Read more...

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Simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia


February 5th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia, a serious hypertensive complication linked to pregnancy.Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have named it the "Congo Red ... Read more...

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Acupuncture may help treat pregnancy depression


February 5th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Pregnant women with depression can get relief from acupuncture, a new study has suggested."Depression during pregnancy is an issue of concern because it has negative effects on both ... Read more...

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Health experts urge pregnant women to get flu shots


September 24th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Health experts have urged pregnant mothers get their flu shots as soon as the vaccines hit the market to protect themselves against both the seasonal flu and the ... Read more...

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Too much weight gain unhealthy for pregnant obese women


May 30th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Too much weight gain during pregnancy can be dangerous for overweight obese women, say researchers.According to the revised guidelines issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ... Read more...

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High BP during pregnancy ups hypertension, diabetes risk in later life


January 30th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy are at a higher risk of chronic hypertension and type 2 diabetes for the rest of their lives, ... Read more...

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Repeat C-section before 39 weeks puts babies at neonatal illness risk


January 8th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has warned that women who choose repeat cesarean deliveries and have them at term ... Read more...

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Patience during stalled labour can avoid unnecessary c-sections


November 1st, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Heres some useful advice for mums-to-be patience during stalled labour can avoid childbirths through c-sections, according to a new study.Researchers from University of California, San Francisco have ... Read more...

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Magnesium sulfate may cut cerebral palsy risk in preemies


August 30th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Premature babies are 50 pct less likely to develop cerebral palsy if their mothers are given magnesium sulfate at the time of childbirth, suggests a new study.Magnesium ... Read more...

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Antibiotics may heal wound complications of childbirth


June 10th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian researcher has revealed that a single dose of antibiotics can significantly heal severe tearing that occurs in vaginal tissues during ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation behind increased preterm birth risk


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): US researchers have reported that genetic mutations increase the risk of preterm birth, after establishing a link between the mutations in the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene and ... Read more...

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