Taking painkillers during pregnancy may lower the fertility of the unborn child in later life, scientists have warned.Apr 16, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Expectant mothers who are more fit before pregnancy are at lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, a study suggests.Apr 03, 2018, 15:29 PM IST
The study found that metformin has the potential to cross the placenta and gets passed down to the fetus.Feb 28, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
The research team examined more than 9,000 women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus between 1990 and 2016Jan 17, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
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.
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
Although stress has been identified as a significant risk factor for postpartum depression, this complex disorder is still poorly understood.
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
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
It can be generated by a number of environmental sources, including electric appliances, power lines and transformers, wireless devices and wireless networks.
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.
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
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
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
Maternal stress during gestation causes numerous effects on infant physiology that extend well into adulthood.Nov 29, 2017, 18:26 PM IST
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
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.
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
The study showed that women with endometriosis had higher risks of miscarriage, preterm birth and placenta previa.