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Healthy Mum, Healthy Baby, Healthy Future

Report sets out vision to deliver safe, effective and accessible medicines for use in pregnancy In a UK-first report launched recently, in the House of Commons, leading figures from charity,

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Obesity in pregnancy increases risk of lifelong cardiovascular disease in offspring

Maternal obesity impairs heart health and function of the foetus according to a new study in mice. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology found that maternal obesity causes molecular changes

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Is climate change worry putting women off having babies?

New research is asking whether Australian women consider the world a safe and promising place for children and the next generation to flourish. The national study is seeking input from

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Stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy may hinder toddler’s cognitive development

Women’s elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring’s cognitive development at 18 months These changes also increased internalising

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Weight loss doesn’t help pregnancy chances, study finds

Women who are obese and struggling to become pregnant are often advised to lose weight, but a new study finds no fertility benefits from weight loss A randomised study of

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Placenta plays active part in transferring vitamin D to foetus during pregnancy

A study led by the University of Southampton has shed new light on the role of the placenta in managing the relationships between maternal vitamin D and foetal development. The

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New study shows significant impacts of severe Covid-19 infection on pregnancy outcomes

A new analysis from Oxford Population Health has found that pregnant women that are 30 years old or more, overweight, of mixed ethnicity or have gestational diabetes have a greater

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First get your heart in shape then get pregnant

This Valentine’s Day, a new Northwestern Medicine study shines a spotlight on an important but often overlooked matter of the heart – optimising one’s cardiovascular health before getting pregnant. More

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Abnormal thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may increase the risk of preschool boys’ behavioural problems

Thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may predict preschool boys’ emotional and behavioural problems, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid hormones are

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Chemicals from hair and beauty products impact hormones, especially during pregnancy

Use of certain personal care products during pregnancy may impact maternal hormone levels, according to a new Rutgers study. Personal care and beauty products contain several ingredients that often include