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.

Antidepressant use by pregnant women could lead to obesity and diabetes in children

Researchers have revealed that women who take antidepressants during pregnancy could be predisposing their infants to type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life.

Pregnant women`s wine intake could cause pancreatic problems in yet-to-be born kids

A study has warned against use of Resveratrol supplements, which is a plant compound found in the skin of red grapes and in peanuts and berries, among other plants by pregnant women.

Even placenta helps baby girls survive battle for life

Know why there are significantly increased rates of pregnancy complications and poor health outcomes for baby boys? Because there is a distinct sex bias in the regulation of genes in the human placenta that makes girl babies win the battle for survival.

High cholesterol levels may impair pregnancy

Not able to go the family way? Go get your cholesterol levels checked as high cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve pregnancy.

Music triggers powerful physical reactions in pregnant women

Researchers have discovered that pregnant women compared to their non-pregnant counterparts rate music as more intensely pleasant and unpleasant, associated with greater changes in blood pressure.

Style tips for pregnant women: Right dresses for wedding dos

Style tips for pregnant women: Right dresses for wedding dos

Poor-quality sleep during pregnancy ups risk of weight gain in offspring during adulthood

A new study suggests that poor-quality sleep during the third trimester of pregnancy can increase the odds of weight gain and metabolic abnormalities in offspring once they reach adulthood.

Now, a blood test to predict premature delivery

In view of the fact that a lot of pregnant women get hospitalised because of false labour pain, researchers have developed a new blood-based diagnostic test to determine whether or not women with threatened pre-term labor (TPTL) would give birth prematurely.

Yoga can ease stress for pregnant women

Practicing yoga during pregnancy can help you reap health benefits like stress reduction and a decrease in a woman’s fear of childbirth, according to researchers.

Brain prepares pregnant women to bond with babies

Pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills as they prepare to bond with their babies, a study has found.

Five things to avoid during pregnancy!

Being pregnant is one of the most exciting and beautiful times for women. But this golden phase of life needs to be handled with the utmost care as the body becomes so delicate and weak during this time.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy ups risk of preterm birth

Researchers have linked antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women with increased rates of preterm birth.