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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Exposure to Chemicals During Pregnancy Is Not Associated With an Increase in Blood Pressure

Jan. 18, 2019 — Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during ... read more

Military Spouses Face Higher Perinatal Depression Risk

Jan. 14, 2019 — Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review ... read more

Women With IBD Are at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

Jan. 10, 2019 — A study shows that women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at greater risk of developing a mental illness after giving birth compared to the overall population. Study authors found that more ... read more

Maternal Stress Leads to Overweight in Children

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. Researchers found this to have ... read more

One in Four Women at Sexual Health Clinics Reports Coercion Over Their Reproductive Lives

Jan. 7, 2019 — As many as one in four women attending sexual and reproductive healthcare services say they are not allowed to take control of their own reproductive lives, reveals a new ... read more

Influences of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Heart Development

Dec. 21, 2018 — A comprehensive review offers a 'state of the science' look at the impact of maternal diabetes, and potential gene-environmental influences in that context, on fetal heart ... read more

Birthweight and Early Pregnancy Body Mass Index May Risk Pregnancy Complications

Dec. 19, 2018 — Women who were born with a low birthweight are at increased risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new ... read more

Early Postpartum Opioids Linked With Persistent Usage

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth, if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications ... read more

Umbilical Cord Blood Metal Levels in Newborns

Dec. 12, 2018 — New findings reveal urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — While other animal embryos grow outside the mother, their embryonic cells can get right to work accepting assignments, such as head, tail or vital organ. By contrast, mammalian embryos must first ... read more

Obesity Intervention Needed Before Pregnancy

Dec. 6, 2018 — New research supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become ... read more

Link Between Neonatal Vitamin D Deficiency and Schizophrenia Confirmed

Dec. 6, 2018 — Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of researchers has reported. The discovery could help prevent some cases of the disease by treating ... read more

Report Reveals Link Between Air Pollution and Increased Risk for Miscarriage

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers found women living along the Wasatch Front -- the most populous region in the state of Utah -- had a higher risk (16 percent) of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air ... read more

Insufficient Nutrition During Fetal Development May Lead to Early Menopause

Dec. 5, 2018 — Previous studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new study out of China now suggests that it also ... read more

Duration of Infertility in Men May Affect Sperm Count

Dec. 5, 2018 — A longer duration of infertility in men was associated with lower sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm, according to a recent study. Also, older age and higher body mass index were ... read more

Maternal Stress at Conception Linked to Children's Stress Response at Age 11

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study finds that mothers' stress levels at the moment they conceive their children are linked to the way children respond to life challenges at age ... read more

Lengthy Time to Conception and Fertility Treatment Might Affect Child's Asthma Risk

Dec. 4, 2018 — Children whose parents take more than a year to get pregnant and who use fertility treatment may be at heightened risk of developing asthma, suggests a large population-based ... read more

Natural Selection in the Womb Can Explain Health Problems in Adulthood

Dec. 4, 2018 — Conditions encountered in the womb can have life-long impact on health. Scientists previously assumed this is because embryos respond to adverse conditions by programming their gene expression. Now ... read more

Mothers Whose Responses to Infants' Facial Cues Increase Report Stronger Bonds With Babies

Dec. 4, 2018 — A new study examines whether pregnancy changes mothers' neural sensitivity to infants' facial cues, and whether such changes affect mother-infant bonding. The study finds that increases in ... read more

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Personal Care Products May Speed Puberty in Girls

Dec. 3, 2018 — Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study. Researchers found ... read more

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