Pregnant women expecting sons likelier to develop diabetes

Women who are expecting male babies are likelier to develop gestational diabetes than women who expecting girls, finds new study.

Stretch marks worrisome issue for new, expecting mothers: Survey

If one goes by a survey, most new and expecting mothers consider stretch marks as one of the most worrisome issues with respect to their physical appearance.

Nepal earthquake: Around 50,000 pregnant women affected, says UN

Around 50,000 pregnant women and girls could be affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal which has killed over 5,000 people and impacted the life of some eight million people, the UN said.

FOGSI panel recommends influenza vaccination for pregnant women

An expert panel has recommended immunisation of women against influenza during pregnancy to protect mothers and their babies from serious health complications.

Half of pregnant women in India anaemic: Study

 Half of the pregnant women and 74 percent of children under five in India are anaemic, a malnutrition mapping project stated on Wednesday.

Study links diabetes in pregnancy to higher autism risk

When pregnant women develop gestational diabetes early in pregnancy, their children may face a higher risk of developing autism, researchers said Tuesday.

Over 1000 children, pregnant women to be vaccinated under 'Mission Indradhanush' in Coimbatore

The health department has identified a little over 1,000 persons--- children and pregnant women--who missed the mandatory vaccination for preventable diseases in Coimbatore district and they would be covered under the Centre's 'Mission Indradhanush' programme, a top official said on Monday.

25 pc women diabetics stand chance of gestational diabetes

About 22 to 25 per cent of women in India stand a chance of being affected with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy, especially during third trimster.

Shopping vouchers may help pregnant women kick the butt

Financial incentives could help one in five women quit smoking during pregnancy, shows a new research.

Why pregnant women should limit vitamin A intake

High-doses of vitamin A may adversely affect development of blood cells, thereby causing harm to the foetus in the process, says new research.

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.