In Colorado, self-harm is leading cause of death in new mothers
8 hours ago
Self-harm was the leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in Colorado from 2004 to 2014, ahead of car crashes, medical conditions and homicide, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical ...
It's safe for pregnant women to go to the dentist
15 hours ago
According to research from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in 2011 about two-thirds of pregnant women had their teeth cleaned in the year prior to delivery, but only about one-half had their teeth cleaned during ...
Study highlights heart disease risk for pregnant women
16 hours ago
Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth need to be aware of the symptoms of heart disease, says a major new report from researchers at the University of Oxford.
IVF success rate poised to improve with new research
Dec 07, 2016
Over the past three years, Canadian women desperate to conceive a child endured more than 82,000 attempts to become impregnated using in vitro fertilization (IVF), a reproductive technique that fertilizes a woman's eggs outside ...
Uterine microbiota play a key role in implantation and pregnancy success in in vitro fertilization
Dec 06, 2016
Endometrial microbiota (bacteria in the uterine cavity) play an important role in determining whether women are able to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study published in the American Journal ...
Cancer drug may cause women to grow new eggs, study suggests
Dec 06, 2016
Women treated with a common chemotherapy drug combination have more young eggs in their ovaries afterwards, research has found.
Drug/catheter combo for labor induction could save 2.4 million hours of labor annually, study shows
Dec 05, 2016
Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year (totaling roughly 1 million). Despite its widespread use, ...
Researchers find link between antidepressant use and congenital anomalies or stillbirths
Dec 02, 2016
Academics at Swansea University have carried out a dose-response analysis which suggests that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly greater risk of having ...
Women dissatisfied with long process to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome
Dec 01, 2016
A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length ...
Preserving fertility in girls and young women with cancer 'haphazard', say experts
Nov 30, 2016
Preserving fertility in girls and young women with cancer is "haphazard" across the UK, argue experts in an editorial published by The BMJ today.