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Pregnant women

Viral memo alleges Google of discriminating against pregnant women

The memo titled "I'm Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave and Here is Why," was posted last week to an internal company message board for expecting women and new mothers.

Aug 07, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

Link between marijuana and breast milk: Study

Cannabinoids marijuana's active compounds, such as THC like to bind to fat molecules, which are abundant in breast milk can end up in breast milk, raising concerns about their potential effects on nursing babies.

Aug 28, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

Women with heart diseases should give birth within 40 weeks

Most women with heart disease have a healthy pregnancy, but researchers recommend that they should be aware that they have a higher risk of obstetric complications, including premature labor, pre-eclampsia, and post-partum bleeding.

Aug 27, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby's fertility

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

Exercise before pregnancy key for healthy motherhood

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

Metformin during pregnancy may up childhood obesity risk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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