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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Home Births Lead to Higher Infant Mortality, at Least for Mothers Living in Poorer Areas, Experts Say

July 27, 2015 — Home births lead to higher infant mortality than hospital births, at least for mothers living in poorer areas. This is the conclusion of a new study that examines 356,412 low-risk Dutch women who ... read more

Stillbirth and Late Termination of Pregnancy: Women in 'Agonizing' Situations Need 'Empathic, Supportive Care'

July 27, 2015 — Stillbirth or late termination of pregnancy due to severe fetal anomalies is a heartbreaking event for women and families—and one that poses challenges for all members of the healthcare team as ... read more

Mom's Weight During First Pregnancy May Impact Second Child

July 20, 2015 — Researchers showed a relationship between mom’s weight during her first uncomplicated pregnancy and problems with subsequent babies. At the conclusion of their study, the researchers recommended ... read more

Researchers Discover Surprising Link Between Chronic Stress, Preterm Birth

July 16, 2015 — Excessive stress can result in preterm birth, which has been show to affect a person's health throughout their life, surprising new research shows. The World Health Organization estimates 15 ... read more

Teen Birth, Mental Health Lead Child Hospitalizations in Texas

July 14, 2015 — From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of ... read more

Obesity Drug Has No Effect on Baby Birthweights, Study Finds

July 10, 2015 — Treating obese pregnant women with a diabetes drug does not stop their babies from being born overweight, a study has found. Doctors had hoped that the treatment would help to reduce obesity rates ... read more

July 9, 2015 — Screening method can reduce false-positive hearing results, reducing need for extensive followup tests, family stress, researchers say. In their study, audiologists used high-frequency tympanometry ... read more

Call for Breastfeeding Guidance for Babies With Down's Syndrome

July 9, 2015 — Despite compelling evidence about the benefits of breastfeeding, little is known about the breastfeeding experiences of mothers of infants with Down's syndrome. In the UK, clinical commissioning ... read more

Some SSRI Antidepressants May Be Associated With Increased Birth Defect Risk

July 8, 2015 — Some antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) taken during early pregnancy may indeed be associated with an increased risk of birth defects, finds a ... read more

Mothers Who Smoke, Give Birth Preterm More Than Triple Their CVD Risk

July 8, 2015 — Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900,000 mothers. The researchers also discovered that CVD ... read more

Strategies to Prevent Stillbirth Examined

July 8, 2015 — Reducing the risk of stillbirth calls for better monitoring of women during their pregnancy to help find those whose babies' lives could be saved by early delivery, a new report ... read more

Poor Sanitation Practices in Pregnant Women Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in India

July 7, 2015 — Poor sanitation practices, such as open defecation, in pregnant women are linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes in two rural areas of Odisha state, India, according to a a new ... read more

REM Sleep Critical for Young Brain Development; Medication Interferes

July 3, 2015 — Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder. But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate ... read more

Obese Teens in Study Less Likely to Use Contraception

July 1, 2015 — Sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy, an American study of nearly 1,000 ... read more

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Significantly Improves Low Back Pain in Postpartum Women

June 30, 2015 — Osteopathic manipulative therapy decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70 percent in women who had given birth at least three months before beginning treatment, according to a new ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A team of neonatologists investigated the use of robot-assisted telemedicine in performing bedside rounds and directing daily care for infants with mild-to-moderate ... read more

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Improves Blood Flow in Preterm Infants

June 29, 2015 — A technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant's circulatory system improves blood pressure and red blood cell levels in preterm infants delivered by Cesarean ... read more

Women Have Up to a Fourfold Increase in Risk of Stillbirth Following a Previous Stillbirth

June 24, 2015 — Women who have experienced a stillbirth have up to a fourfold increased risk of stillbirth in a second pregnancy compared to those who had an initial live birth, finds a new ... read more

Study Examines Cesarean Section Delivery, Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 24, 2015 — The initial results of a study suggested that children born by Cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in ... read more

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