Pregnancy

No need to delay conception after a miscarriage, suggests study

No need to delay conception after a miscarriage, suggests study

The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends waiting at least 6 months before attempting another pregnancy.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Gestational diabetes, high BP during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes, high BP during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

The results found that even the fathers of the new born babies were also relatively affected by the chances of heart diseases and hypertension risks in their later lives. 

Nov 16, 2017, 08:48 AM IST
Postpartum depression common among fathers too, but goes undetected: Study

Postpartum depression common among fathers too, but goes undetected: Study

The study of 447 new fathers showed that the established method of detecting depression EPDS (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale) works poorly on men.

Nov 07, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
Vaccine for streptococcus could prevent over 100,000 stillbirths globally: Research

Vaccine for streptococcus could prevent over 100,000 stillbirths globally: Research

One in five pregnant women carries the bacteria, which can cause meningitis and also life-threatening septicaemia – blood poisoning – in them and their baby.

Nov 06, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Bizarre! Woman becomes pregnant while already pregnant – Here's what happened

Bizarre! Woman becomes pregnant while already pregnant – Here's what happened

Superfetation, a rare condition, is the occurrence of a second conception during pregnancy, giving rise to embryos of different ages in the uterus.

Nov 03, 2017, 10:26 AM IST
Teenaged mothers at heart disease risk later in life

Teenaged mothers at heart disease risk later in life

Women whose first births occurred at older ages had lower average risk scores the lowest cardiovascular risk, however, was among women who had never given birth.

Nov 02, 2017, 14:42 PM IST
Delaying umbilical cord clamping can prevent deaths of premature babies: Study

Delaying umbilical cord clamping can prevent deaths of premature babies: Study

Globally, about 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks gestation annually and one million die.

Nov 01, 2017, 10:22 AM IST
Consumption of fish during pregnancy can curb baby's risk of asthma

Consumption of fish during pregnancy can curb baby's risk of asthma

The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, was conducted in three groups of women in their third trimester.

Oct 31, 2017, 17:25 PM IST
Study associates infertility in women to higher risk of premature death

Study associates infertility in women to higher risk of premature death

The study followed more than 78,000 women for 13 years, 14 percent of whom reported infertility, an inability to conceive for one year or more.

Oct 31, 2017, 10:49 AM IST
A glass of red wine every week may improve chances of pregnancy: Study

A glass of red wine every week may improve chances of pregnancy: Study

Researchers found that those who consumed more than five servings of red wine a month enjoyed a higher ovarian reserve – a measure of a woman’s reproductive health.

Oct 30, 2017, 10:28 AM IST
'Vaginal seeding' an unsafe practice, may harm newborn: Doctors

'Vaginal seeding' an unsafe practice, may harm newborn: Doctors

Previous studies have shown caesarean delivery is linked to a modest increase in the risk of obesity, asthma and some autoimmune diseases.

Oct 26, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Mothers-to-be, take note! Alcohol during pregnancy may put babies at risk of anxiety

Mothers-to-be, take note! Alcohol during pregnancy may put babies at risk of anxiety

Despite being aware of the dangerous impact of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, many expecting mothers continue to overlook the ill-effects.

Oct 25, 2017, 20:55 PM IST
Babies born in winter, spring reduce mother's risk of postpartum depression

Babies born in winter, spring reduce mother's risk of postpartum depression

The findings indicated that women delivering in winter and spring may be attributed to the seasonal enjoyment of indoor activities.

Oct 23, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
Men, take note! Here's why you need to ensure your blood donor wasn't pregnant in the past

Men, take note! Here's why you need to ensure your blood donor wasn't pregnant in the past

Women who receive blood transfusions from another woman who was pregnant in the past may not be at risk, the researchers observed.

Oct 18, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
Pregnant women suffering from sleep deprivation prone to gestational diabetes

Pregnant women suffering from sleep deprivation prone to gestational diabetes

The research has also linked short sleep duration to elevated blood sugar levels in pregnant women.

Oct 18, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Lack of support may increase pregnant woman's biological age

Lack of support may increase pregnant woman's biological age

The researchers examined blood from pregnant women to evaluate the length of telomeres -- structures at the end of chromosomes that are used by scientists as a measure of biological (as opposed to chronological) age. 
 

Oct 17, 2017, 20:47 PM IST
Vietnamese mother gives birth to baby boy weighing 7.1 kilograms

Vietnamese mother gives birth to baby boy weighing 7.1 kilograms

Hospital staff confirmed the baby's weight to AFP, declining to comment.

Oct 17, 2017, 11:26 AM IST
Men, take note! Your diet before conception can speak volumes for your baby's health

Men, take note! Your diet before conception can speak volumes for your baby's health

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US found that a low carbohydrate and high protein diet by the father will help the child's healthier once they are born.

Oct 15, 2017, 16:53 PM IST
Fever in early pregnancy may up birth defect risk

Fever in early pregnancy may up birth defect risk

The findings showed that fever itself interferes with the development of the heart and jaw during the first three to eight weeks of pregnancy, causing deformities within the embryo.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
Epidural painkillers do not slow labour, says study

Epidural painkillers do not slow labour, says study

Findings suggest that long-held practice of reducing or stopping an epidural in later stages of labor could be "out of date and misguided.”

Oct 11, 2017, 14:20 PM IST