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Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

A new study suggests that women who take a type of antidepressant during their early pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with birth defects or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these pills.

Flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child: Study

Flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child: Study

A new study suggests that there is no link between pregnant women having influenza during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children.

Preterm birth: Causes and risk factors you need to know!

Preterm birth: Causes and risk factors you need to know!

Although the specific cause of premature birth is unclear, certain factors may increase the risk of premature birth.

Stillbirth: Lying on your back during pregnancy may increase your risk!

Stillbirth: Lying on your back during pregnancy may increase your risk!

Stillbirths are a common occurrence, with around 1 in 227 births in the UK ending in stillbirth.

 

Having last baby after 35 makes women sharper in old age

Having last baby after 35 makes women sharper in old age

An outpouring of estrogen and progesterone, especially in later life, appears to be beneficial, Karim noted.

Mother's depression may affect kid's brain development

Mother's depression may affect kid's brain development

Depressive symptoms in women during and after pregnancy are linked to reduced thickness of the cortex -- the outer layer of the brain responsible for complex thought and behaviour -- in preschool-age kids, says a new study.

Endometriosis: Are your period cramps normal? What to do if you have this disorder!

Endometriosis: Are your period cramps normal? What to do if you have this disorder!

Women with endometriosis will also experience pain during or after intercourse. 

Stress during pregnancy: How it affects your child's mental health

Stress during pregnancy: How it affects your child's mental health

Stressing out too much during pregnancy can cause long-lasting changes in the microbiome of the foetus, leading to anxiety and cognitive problems in them later.

Struggling to conceive? Here's why some women are unable to get pregnant!

Struggling to conceive? Here's why some women are unable to get pregnant!

Now, researchers have uncovered a new insight into why some females have difficulty getting pregnant, a finding that could give new hope to women struggling to conceive.

Beware! Mothers who smoke during pregnancy may make children obese

Beware! Mothers who smoke during pregnancy may make children obese

Expectant mothers should not smoke during pregnancy as it increases the risk of children being obese.

Pregnant women at higher risk of suffering from urinary incontinence

Pregnant women at higher risk of suffering from urinary incontinence

Women who suffer from urinary incontinence are at a higher risk of it getting worse after childbirth, a study suggests.

New blood test may identify alcohol disorders in foetus

New blood test may identify alcohol disorders in foetus

Researchers have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely a newborn can be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy.

Drinking during pregnancy - New blood test that predicts severity of fetal alcohol syndrome!

Drinking during pregnancy - New blood test that predicts severity of fetal alcohol syndrome!

Babies exposed to alcohol in the womb can develop fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).

Vitamin D for pregnant women should be tailor-made

Pregnant women respond differently to vitamin D supplementation depending on their individual attributes, thus the supplement levels should be tailored according to individual risk factors, suggests a research.

Pregnancy in young women may increase risk of stroke, says study

A new study has revealed that young pregnant women are more at risk of strokes as compared to their older counterparts of childbearing age.

Youths attending mental health services have unmet sexual health needs: Study

A new research shows that youths attending mental health services have unmet sexual health needs, as shown by low rates of contraception and high rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Congenital Hypothyroidism scan vital to avoid mental damage in new borns

With an aim to diagnose Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) early among new borns and avert physical and mental retardation, health experts on Thursday urged the government to make compulsory the screening for CH among all new borns.

Stress hormone in hair can predict IVF success, says study

A study conducted by Indian-origin researcher found that elevated levels of 'stress hormone' cortisol measured in hair can predict success rate of conceiving through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

Bad relationship during pregnancy ups infection risk in mother, child

The risk of pregnant women with the lowest satisfaction in their relationship becoming ill is more than twice than those who are satisfied.

IVF may reduce birth defects for women above 40

Infertile women aged 40 and over who used assisted reproduction had less than half the rate of birth defects of fertile women of the same age, while younger women appear to be at an elevated risk.