Pregnant women

Diabetes during pregnancy ups heart disease risk

Diabetes during pregnancy ups heart disease risk

The research team examined more than 9,000 women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus between 1990 and 2016

Jan 17, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
Paracetamol in pregnancy may delay daughters' language skills

Paracetamol in pregnancy may delay daughters' language skills

The maternal intake of acetaminophen saw a reduction in the intelligence quotient level along with increasing language delay, defined as the use of lesser than 50 words, by the kids. 
 

Jan 10, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
Eating foods with choline in pregnancy may boost baby's brain

Eating foods with choline in pregnancy may boost baby's brain

Researchers from the Cornell University in the US used a rigorous study design to show cognitive benefits in the offspring of pregnant women who daily consumed close to twice the currently recommended amount of choline during their last trimester.

Jan 06, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
Protein that cause stress and leads to depression during pregnancy identified

Protein that cause stress and leads to depression during pregnancy identified

Although stress has been identified as a significant risk factor for postpartum depression, this complex disorder is still poorly understood. 
 

Dec 27, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Folic acid consumption in pregnancy may elevate risk of allergies

Folic acid consumption in pregnancy may elevate risk of allergies

The neural tube develops in the first month of pregnancy; medical professionals typically recommend women take a folic acid supplement during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Dec 23, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
High BP in pregnancy elevates heart risk in babies, says study

High BP in pregnancy elevates heart risk in babies, says study

The research team studied medical records from 19,107 pairs of mothers and their babies born between 2009 and 2015.

Dec 16, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
Smartphone radiation may elevate miscarriage risk: Study

Smartphone radiation may elevate miscarriage risk: Study

It can be generated by a number of environmental sources, including electric appliances, power lines and transformers, wireless devices and wireless networks. 
 

Dec 14, 2017, 20:10 PM IST
Sugary drinks during pregnancy may elevate asthma risk in kids

Sugary drinks during pregnancy may elevate asthma risk in kids

After their first and second trimesters, mothers who participated in the study completed questionnaires about their food and beverage consumption, including regular soda and fruit drinks. 
 

Dec 08, 2017, 14:55 PM IST
Stress hormone higher in pregnant women with PTSD

Stress hormone higher in pregnant women with PTSD

Researchers found that those with a dissociative type of PTSD, which is often related to childhood abuse or trauma, had up to 10 times higher cortisol levels than their peers.

Dec 06, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Less sleep related to gestational diabetes in pregnant women

Less sleep related to gestational diabetes in pregnant women

Sleep is a very important lifestyle change besides diet and exercise which can do wonders to the blood sugar levels.

Dec 05, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Minister makes 300 pregnant women wait for a photo-op in Tamil Nadu

Minister makes 300 pregnant women wait for a photo-op in Tamil Nadu

At least 300 pregnant women were allegedly made to wait for more than two hours in Tamil Nadu's Salem by the state's social justice minister Saroja.

Dec 04, 2017, 15:09 PM IST
Study finds stress during pregnancy affects baby's size

Study finds stress during pregnancy affects baby's size

Maternal stress during gestation causes numerous effects on infant physiology that extend well into adulthood.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:26 PM 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
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
Odisha: Rs 1000 for pregnant women to come to hospital

Odisha: Rs 1000 for pregnant women to come to hospital

The programme was launched after a number of incidents of pregnant women being carried on shoulder or cot or walking to reach hospital for delivery came to the fore.

Sep 23, 2017, 22:27 PM IST
Endometriosis may up risk of complications in pregnancy

Endometriosis may up risk of complications in pregnancy

The study showed that women with endometriosis had higher risks of miscarriage, preterm birth and placenta previa.
 

Sep 14, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
This simple test may help predict preterm births

This simple test may help predict preterm births

Up to 18 per cent of babies born worldwide arrive before they are full-term, defined as 37 weeks of gestation. 

Sep 06, 2017, 19:05 PM IST
Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

A new study has warned that women who consume a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Jul 22, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
Want to avoid a C-section delivery? Moderate exercise can help you cut the risk!

Want to avoid a C-section delivery? Moderate exercise can help you cut the risk!

Caesarean section can carry risks such as infections for the mother and breathing difficulties for the baby.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:18 PM IST
Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy

Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy

RLS is an irresistible urge to move your legs typically in the evenings.The results showed that 36 percent of women in their third trimester had RLS, and half of the women with RLS, had moderate to severe symptoms.

Jul 15, 2017, 12:55 PM IST