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March 22, 2019

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C-Sections Are Seen as Breastfeeding Barrier in US, but Not in Other Global Communities

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study finds that indigenous mothers in farming communities in Yucatán, Mexico, breastfeed for about 1.5 months longer following cesarean deliveries than they do following vaginal deliveries. ... read more

Milk or No Milk? Study Fills Long-Time Knowledge Gap on Babies With Genetic Disorder

Mar. 19, 2019 — A new study finally brings clarity to parents of children with Duarte galactosemia, a milder variant of a genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to process a milk sugar known as ... read more

The Importance of Puberty: A Call for Better Research Models

Mar. 14, 2019 — Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational ... read more

IVF Birthweights Increased Over 25 Years

Mar. 14, 2019 — A new study has revealed that babies born by in vitro fertilization have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — About one in 20 women develop preeclampsia during pregnancy, which can be life-threatening to both moms and babies. However, it is difficult to diagnose because symptoms often mimic those of a normal ... read more

Study Offers Clues for Why Birth Control May Fail

Mar. 12, 2019 — Women who get pregnant while using birth control may carry a gene that breaks down the hormones common in contraceptives, according to researchers in a new ... read more

Small Babies, Big Data

Mar. 12, 2019 — The first week of a newborn's life is a time of rapid biological change as the baby adapts to living outside the womb, suddenly exposed to new bacteria and viruses. Yet surprisingly little is ... read more

Lower Costs Associated With Late-Preterm Steroid Therapy

Mar. 12, 2019 — An analysis of a previous study has found more evidence to support giving the steroid betamethasone to pregnant women at risk of late-preterm delivery (between 34 and 36 weeks of gestation), ... read more

Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, Study Warns

Mar. 11, 2019 — Scientists are providing expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first ... read more

Good News for Women With MS: Disease May Not Worsen After Pregnancy After All

Mar. 7, 2019 — There's good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS) -- researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed, according to a preliminary ... read more

50 Is the New 40 for Safe Childbirth?

Mar. 7, 2019 — Researchers have determined that it is as safe to give birth after age 50 as age 40 without endangering the mother or the ... read more

Child's Elevated Mental Ill-Health Risk If Mother Treated for Infection During Pregnancy

Mar. 7, 2019 — Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million ... read more

Forgotten Fathers: New Dads Also at Risk for Postpartum Depression

Mar. 7, 2019 — A new study offers an in-depth view of new fathers' experiences with postpartum depression (PPD). The study explores issues they encounter and how they can move beyond barriers they face in ... read more

Women of Childbearing Age Have Staggeringly Low Rates of Lipid Screening

Mar. 6, 2019 — Eight out of 10 women of childbearing age have never had their cholesterol levels checked, despite clear guidelines to get a first lipid blood test early in adulthood, according to new ... read more

Kids With Cochlear Implants Since Infancy More Likely to Speak, Not Sign

Mar. 5, 2019 — Researchers present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language ... read more

Sensory Stimuli Improves Brain Damage in Mouse Models of Preterm Birth

Mar. 4, 2019 — A research conducted by the INc-UAB shows that the same perinatal brain injury caused by hypoxia and ischemia have differentiated effects on each gender, but can be improved through tactile and ... read more

Home Births Are Three Times More Dangerous Than Hospital Deliveries

Mar. 4, 2019 — When accounting for variables including the mother's existing health, age, health habits such as smoking, and ethnic background, the occurrence of a still-born infant was significant, with a ... read more

Blood Test Developed to Predict Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Mar. 1, 2019 — Results from a multicenter study show that five circulating microparticle proteins found in first-trimester blood samples may provide important clues about risk of spontaneous preterm ... read more

Mother's Dengue Immunity Worsens Baby's Response to Zika

Mar. 1, 2019 — New research uncovers previously unknown mechanism behind why some, but not all, Zika virus infections during pregnancy lead to fetal brain ... read more

Conceiving Within a Year of Stillbirth Does Not Increase Risks for Next Pregnancy

Feb. 28, 2019 — The results are from the first large-scale observational study to investigate the interval between stillbirth and subsequent pregnancy, including almost 14,500 births in women from Australia, Finland ... read more

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