Pregnancy

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby's fertility

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby's fertility

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may lower the fertility of the unborn child in later life, scientists have warned.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Woman sacked for breaking rule by conceiving ‘before her turn’

Woman sacked for breaking rule by conceiving ‘before her turn’

A female employee in Japan was sacked and reprimanded by her boss for selfishly breaking the rule by getting pregnant before her turn, a media report said.

Apr 05, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
Exercise before pregnancy key for healthy motherhood

Exercise before pregnancy key for healthy motherhood

Expectant mothers who are more fit before pregnancy are at lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, a study suggests.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:29 PM IST
High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

High BP before pregnancy may raise miscarriage risk

High blood pressure before conception and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman does not have a hypertension diagnosis, new research has found.

Apr 02, 2018, 17:32 PM IST
Moms-to-be beware! Taking stress during pregnancy may affect baby's brain

Moms-to-be beware! Taking stress during pregnancy may affect baby's brain

A new study has found that stress during pregnancy is not good for the unborn child.

Mar 28, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
Consumption of choline during pregnancy may boost babies' metabolism

Consumption of choline during pregnancy may boost babies' metabolism

Researchers has found that consuming more foods with choline during pregnancy may boost metabolism and brain development of babies.

Mar 27, 2018, 16:15 PM IST
Glyphosate levels linked to shortened pregnancy length

Glyphosate levels linked to shortened pregnancy length

Researchers have found that glyphosate levels -- a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant -- are significantly correlated with shortened pregnancy lengths.

Mar 26, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may increase autism risk in babies

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may increase autism risk in babies

Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behaviour.

Mar 22, 2018, 14:01 PM IST
Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk: Study

Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk: Study

Anaemia -- a condition characterised by the lack of healthy red blood cells -- affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide and up to half of all pregnant women in low and middle-income countries.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
Pregnant? Start exercising to reduce time spent in labour, suggests study

Pregnant? Start exercising to reduce time spent in labour, suggests study

The women in the exercise group were also less likely to use an epidural during childbirth.

Mar 19, 2018, 16:22 PM IST
You could hold your unborn baby before its birth, thanks to this Russian firm

You could hold your unborn baby before its birth, thanks to this Russian firm

The company specializes in intricate features of the babies including face, hands, feet and umbilical cord.

Mar 12, 2018, 17:45 PM IST
Having a child may reduce women's life by 11 years, claims study

Having a child may reduce women's life by 11 years, claims study

This was a larger change than has been reported by other research groups for smoking or obesity.

Mar 12, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may lead to cognitive impairment: Study

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may lead to cognitive impairment: Study

This finding adds to previous studies that have linked acceptable air pollution levels with other complications including cognitive decline and foetal growth development.

Mar 09, 2018, 17:17 PM IST
British mother gives birth to baby on roadside due to snow-blocked roads

British mother gives birth to baby on roadside due to snow-blocked roads

The child was named Sienna but quickly earned her own social media hashtag "#A66snowbaby", referencing the name of the road where she was born.

Mar 02, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
'Tummy tuck' reduces back pain after childbearing: Study

'Tummy tuck' reduces back pain after childbearing: Study

The study covered 214 women undergoing abdominoplasty with repair of the abdominal muscles at nine Australian plastic surgery centers. 

Mar 01, 2018, 17:49 PM IST
Metformin during pregnancy may up childhood obesity risk

Metformin during pregnancy may up childhood obesity risk

The study found that metformin has the potential to cross the placenta and gets passed down to the fetus.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
Babies delivered via C-section at 5 times greater risk of obesity; gut bacteria also to blame

Babies delivered via C-section at 5 times greater risk of obesity; gut bacteria also to blame

The community of micro-organisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of babies are influenced by the type of delivery the mother goes through, the findings showed. 

Feb 25, 2018, 14:41 PM IST
Researchers identify new drug that may extend women's fertility by 6 years

Researchers identify new drug that may extend women's fertility by 6 years

The team used a microscopic worm, Caenorhabditis elegans (C.elegans), as they share many of the genes as humans, including longevity genes.

Feb 24, 2018, 13:21 PM IST
Asthma can affect your chances of pregnancy – Here's how

Asthma can affect your chances of pregnancy – Here's how

The researchers examined the data of women expecting their first babies in the early stages of pregnancy.

Feb 16, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
WHO revises childbirth guidelines, calls for elimination of 'unrealistic' benchmarks

WHO revises childbirth guidelines, calls for elimination of 'unrealistic' benchmarks

Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions while participating more in decision-making, the UN health agency said.

Feb 16, 2018, 13:52 PM IST