Biomarkers indicating diminished reserve of eggs not associated with reduced fertility
Oct 10, 2017
Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman's remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women ...
Care after miscarriage needs standardised approach, report reveals
Oct 10, 2017
The standard of care for mothers experiencing the end of a pregnancy varies widely, with more to be done to replicate good practice found in some NHS Trusts and hospitals, according to a new study led by researchers at the ...
3-D ultrasound IDs late-onset fetal growth restriction
Oct 09, 2017
(HealthDay)—Fractional thigh volume measurements improve detection of late-onset fetal growth restriction, compared to two-dimensional biometry, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Journal ...
Preeclampsia triggered by an overdose of gene activity
Oct 06, 2017
Preeclampsia is the most dangerous form of hypertension during a pregnancy and can be fatal for both mother and child. Though it is known to originate in the placenta, the root causes remain largely a mystery. An international ...
Safe motherhood campaign associated with more prenatal visits, birth planning, study finds
Oct 04, 2017
In Tanzania, pregnant women who were exposed to a national safe motherhood campaign designed to get them to visit health facilities for prenatal care and delivery were more likely to create birth plans and to attend more ...
Study links neighborhood affluence, positive birth outcomes
Oct 04, 2017
It's not uncommon for new parents to relocate in search of neighborhoods with better schools, safer streets and healthier, more kid-friendly activities. But a new study led by University of California, Irvine sociologist ...
Progesterone does not prevent preterm birth or complications, says study
Oct 03, 2017
An increasingly popular hormonal "treatment" for pregnant women with a history of preterm birth does not work, a major new international study shows.
Hirsutism strongly predicts metabolic dysfunction in PCOS
Oct 02, 2017
(HealthDay)—There is a strong correlation between hirsutism and metabolic dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a study published online Sept. 21 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Study questions practice of placenta eating by new moms
Sep 29, 2017
(HealthDay)—You may have heard that some new mothers choose to eat their own placenta after childbirth. But there's no indication the trendy practice offers any health benefits, and some evidence it could prove dangerous, ...
Fever during labor may present risk to mother
Sep 28, 2017
Intrapartum fever—fever that occurs during labor—occurs in approximately 1-2% of deliveries and is often associated with maternal and neonatal complications. But the precise reasons for the fever and its different outcomes ...