Childbearing women on painkillers face double risk of birth defects

 Woman of childbearing age, who use doctor prescribed painkillers, face two times risk of serious birth defects in babies.

Depression risk if mood disorders during pregnancy

A study has found that women who experienced mood disorders during pregnancy may be at risk for more severe postpartum depression (PPD) than those whose symptoms begin after birth.

Eight women die in a week after Caesarean section in Ooty

Eight pregnant women have lost their lives in a week after undergoing Caesarean section in Ooty.

Air pollution leads to adverse pregnancy outcomes

A recent study by Tel Aviv University researchers has provided new evidence linking high exposure to air pollution to an increased risk of congenital malformations.

Over three years, 70 pregnant women found HIV+ in Tripura

About 70 pregnant women have tested HIV-positive in Tripura in the past three years, an official of the Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) said here Friday.

Lower IQ seen after exposure to plastic chemicals

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of common household chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics and air fresheners had children whose intelligence suffered years later, a US study said Wednesday.

Pay attention to risks of vegan diet: Expert

With mounting evidence linking diet to neurodegenerative damage, the trend of vegan diet in India could be a concern for the population, particularly pregnant women, an Australian expert warned Wednesday.

Zee Media Special: Minor rape victims handling life threatening pregnancy

Three minor girls narrate their heart-wrenching story of rape and the subsequent life threatening pregnancy at a very young age!

Himachal starts free ambulance service for pregnant women, newborns

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday flagged off 45 ambulances under the first phase of the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram, the national initiative of the health ministry to benefit pregnant women and newborns.

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts.

Yogurt shields pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning

Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria may protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal exposure, says a study.

Red wine may be harmful for pregnant women

A new study has claimed that red wine may not be good women who are expecting as its "healthy" ingredient could actually harm the unborn child's pancreas.

Docs warn about need of flu vaccine for pregnant women

Doctors have warned that getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care and a new report has revealed that among those pregnant women whose health care provider offered them a flu shot had the highest vaccination rates.

Himachal signs pact to run ambulances for expectant mothers

Himachal Pradesh Tuesday signed a pact with a Hyderabad-based company to launch a drop-back free ambulance service from Nov 14 for expectant mothers and children up to one year of age.

9/11 dust caused widespread pregnancy issues: Study

Pregnant women living near the World Trade Centre and who were exposed to the 9/11 dust were more likely to have given birth prematurely and delivered babies with low birth weight, says a study.

Germ killer in cosmetics may affect newborn`s size

Expecting mothers may take note that exposure to some common germ killers used in cosmetics can lead to reproductive problem and may even affect the size of your newborn, a study shows.

British, other evacuees from Libya land in Malta

A total of 110 British and other European nationals, including pregnant women and babies, arrived in Malta on Monday after being evacuated from strife-torn Libya by Britain`s Royal Navy, British officials said.

Common blood thinner futile for pregnant women: Study

A daily injection of blood thinner for pregnant women at risk of developing blood clots in their veins - a condition called thrombophilia - has been found to be ineffective, a new study showed.

Late nights can harm fertility in women

Expectant moms or women who are trying to get pregnant should avoid light during the night, according to a new research.

Obesity before pregnancy linked to premature births

Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, especially those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy, says a study.