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Fathers-to-be should avoid alcohol six months before conception

Aspiring parents should both avoid drinking alcohol prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of


First-time pregnancy complications linked to increased risk of hypertension later in life

Women who experience complications such as preterm births and preeclampsia during their first pregnancy are nearly twice more likely than women without complications to develop high blood pressure later in


Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.


23-24 January 2020, Masterclass in Cosmetic Gynaecology; Talence, France

The quality of life in gynaecology means to deal with ageing of intimate zone, childbirths, changes of skin conditions. Quality of life is becoming a major demand of women and


Babies develop fewer respiratory infections when they have well-connected bacterial networks

Researchers have shown the extent to which microbial communities are linked to each other across the body, and how these networks are associated with susceptibility to respiratory infections in babies.


Parents of premature babies want more information

Parents with children in the neonatal intensive care unit want more information, supervision and advice to meet their children’s needs, according to results from a new PhD dissertation. Having a


Pregnant women and healthcare professionals perceive pregnancy associated risks differently

A new study from City, University of London suggests that the risks that pregnancy and childbirth may pose to mother and child are rated differently by expectant mothers and healthcare


Outcomes of birth options after a previous Cesarean section

A large cohort study of women who have had one or more previous cesarean sections suggests that attempting a vaginal birth in a subsequent pregnancy is associated with higher health


NMC sets out proposals to transform the future of midwifery care across the UK

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has unveiled innovative new standards to equip the next generation of midwives with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to deliver the best and safest


Antidepressants linked to heightened pregnancy related diabetes risk

Venlafaxine and amitriptyline and longer course of treatment associated with the greatest risks. Taking antidepressants while expecting a baby is linked to a heightened risk of developing diabetes that is