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Healthy diet before, during pregnancy linked to lower complications

A healthy diet around the time of conception through the second trimester may reduce the risk of several common pregnancy complications, suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes


Can data analytics help improve the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy?

Dr Lucy Mackillop is a consultant obstetric physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford; and


Sperm help ‘persuade’ the female to accept pregnancy

Sperm are generally viewed as having just one action in reproduction – to fertilise the female’s egg – but studies at the University of Adelaide are overturning that view. Published


Engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps

Research by UBC Okanagan researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hadi Mohammadi, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger


Study sheds more light on use of oxytocin during labour

A study published by The BMJ recently sheds more light on the use of oxytocin (a hormone that stimulates contractions) during induced labour. The findings show that stopping oxytocin in


Exercise during pregnancy may save kids from health problems as adults

Exercise during pregnancy may let mothers significantly reduce their children’s chances of developing diabetes and other metabolic diseases later in life, new research suggests. A study in lab mice has


Pregnant women pass along protective Covid antibodies to their babies

Antibodies that guard against Covid-19 can transfer from mothers to babies while in the womb, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers published in the


COVID-19 infection in pregnancy not linked with stillbirth or baby death

COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death, according to a new study. However the research, from over 4000 pregnant women with suspected or confirmed


No links between opioids or certain antibiotics in pregnancy and major birth defects

Two studies published by The BMJ recently find no links between prescription opioids or macrolide antibiotics taken during pregnancy and risk of major birth defects. Both opioids (painkillers) and macrolides (antibiotics)


Important cause of preeclampsia discovered

New findings show that cholesterol crystals in the uterine wall are the villain that researchers have been looking for. These crystals cause intensified inflammation in people who become ill. Despite