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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.
 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches. 

SC seeks Centre, West Bengal's reply on woman's plea for abortion

The petitioner in her plea said that she had suffered immense mental and physical anguish after coming to know of the abnormalities in her 21st week of pregnancy.
 

Govt issues clarifications on 'advice' to expecting mothers, says it's not a prescription

Govt issues clarifications on 'advice' to expecting mothers, says it's not a prescription

To have a healthy baby, a pregnant woman should avoid intercourse, anger, meat and bad company, as per a booklet released by Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, in the run up to International Day for Yoga on June 21.

Zika affects 5% of babies with confirmed infections: US CDC

Zika affects 5% of babies with confirmed infections: US CDC

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to include official numbers from the territory of Puerto Rico, which on Monday declared that its Zika epidemic had ended, based on data showing the number of new cases has fallen.

Consuming white rice in pregnancy may increase kids' obesity risk

Consuming white rice in pregnancy may increase kids' obesity risk

Refined grains, which are a major source of dietary carbohydrates, have been related to Type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Most women don't have healthy weight during pregnancy

Most women don't have healthy weight during pregnancy

More than half gained too much weight during pregnancy while a quarter did not gain enough weight.

Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

The study has showed that vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round is likely to reduce the infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 per cent, increase birth weights by 15 per cent and result in babies having less influenza.

Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

A new study suggests that pregnant women who expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above are at greater the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Pregnant women more likely to be victim of traumatic injury

Pregnant women more likely to be victim of traumatic injury

The researchers found that pregnant trauma victims, on average, suffered less severe injuries than their non-pregnant counterparts.

Pregnant or breastfeeding? Exposure to plastic chemical raises your child's risk for asthma

Pregnant or breastfeeding? Exposure to plastic chemical raises your child's risk for asthma

The chemical, called phthalates, can enter our bodies through the skin, foodstuffs or respiration.

Supreme Court directs AIIMS to examine poor woman with HIV seeking abortion

Supreme Court directs AIIMS to examine poor woman with HIV seeking abortion

The Supreme Court has directed the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) to set up a board to examine the medical condition of a poor woman suffering from HIV who is seeking medical termination of pregnancy after being sexually assaulted.

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new research.

One-third pregnant women in Britain drink alcohol, finds survey

One-third pregnant women in Britain drink alcohol, finds survey

Britain (28.5 per cent) scored highest in alcohol consumption during pregnancy, followed by Russia (26.5 per cent) and Switzerland (20.9 per cent).

Cash benefit not enough to draw women to govt maternity scheme

Cash benefit not enough to draw women to govt maternity scheme

An international team of researchers also found that the money given under the JSY scheme is less than the total expenses of facility-based childbirth, in terms of both monetary and real costs.

Women's high fat, sugar intake during pregnancy may affect foetus growth

Women's high fat, sugar intake during pregnancy may affect foetus growth

Women should not consume obesity-causing high fat and sugar diet during pregnancy as it increases the risk of developing metabolic impairment that may affect the growth and development of the foetus, researchers say.