Pregnancy and Childbirth News
June 26, 2022

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Vitamins, Supplements Are a 'Waste of Money' for Most Americans

Scientists say for non-pregnant, otherwise healthy Americans, vitamins are a waste of money because there isn't enough evidence they help prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer. They've written an ...

Molecular 3D-Maps Unlock New Ways of Studying Human Reproduction

Scientists have identified the biochemical signals that control the emergence of the body pattern in the primate embryo. This will guide work to understand birth defects and pregnancy loss in ...

Pregnant Women Produce Super Antibodies to Protect Newborns, Now Scientists Know How

During pregnancy, a subtle molecular change allows immunoglobulin G -- the body's most common type of antibody -- to take on an expanded protective ...

New Micro Device Injects a Boost to IVF Success

A research team has delivered a ground-breaking new micro-device to streamline the only fertility treatment procedure available for men with low sperm ...
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Attitudes Around Older Motherhood Too Often Emphasize Risk and Pregnancy Timing

A political science professor argues that much of the official language around older motherhood is rooted in both ageism and ableism, as well as being out of step with current childbirth trends. The ...

US Infertility Rate Plateaus

During recent decades, the rate of infertility among women in the United States has remained largely the same, according to researchers. Their new analysis of data collected from 1995 and 2019 found ...

Risk for Miscarriage and Failure of in Vitro Fertilization Can Be Predicted

A woman's risk of suffering one of the most common types of miscarriages can be predicted based on a specialized analysis of her genome, according to a new ...

Pregnant Women's Drinking Correlates With Their Partner's Drinking

Pregnant women's use of alcohol correlates with that of their partner, a new study shows. Paying attention to both parents' use of alcohol may help to prevent drinking during pregnancy, as ...

Progress Toward Personalized Prevention of Preterm Birth: When Progesterone Works and When It Does Not

The most effective intervention to prevent preterm birth is the administration of a natural hormone, progesterone, in patients at risk for premature delivery. Two categories of patients have been ...

Frozen Eggs More Efficient Option Than IVF for Women Starting Families Later

A large U.S. study shows 15 years of frozen egg thaw outcomes for women facing age-related fertility ...

Researchers Identify Biomarker Panel That Could Help Predict Gestational Diabetes in Early Pregnancy

Researchers have taken the initial step in identifying what may be an effective way to detect gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) earlier in pregnancy, potentially improving diagnosis and treatment ...

Data Contradict Fears of COVID-19 Vaccine Effects on Pregnancy and Fertility

New experiments conducted in mice add to mounting evidence in opposition to a popular claim that COVID-19 vaccination during early pregnancy may cause birth defects or fetal growth problems. The ...

While the Fetal Clock Develops, Mom's Behavior Tells the Time

During fetal development, before the biological clock starts ticking on its own, genes within the fetus's developing clock respond to rhythmic behavior in the mother, according to a new ...

Men With Obesity Can Double Their Sperm Count

Men with obesity can double their sperm count if they lose weight and maintain the weight ...

Turning X Chromosome 'Off and on Again' Critical for Oocyte Development

Researchers have found that a carefully orchestrated act of X-chromosome 'yoyo' predicts the successful and efficient development of mammalian egg cells. The findings could pave the way for ...

Caesarean Births Not Linked to Increased Risk of Food Allergy During Infancy

Caesarean births are not linked to an increased risk of food allergy during the first year of life, according to a new ...

Viral Infections During Pregnancy Affect Maternal Care Behavior

Viral infections during pregnancy affect the mother's brain and her postpartum care behavior. These are the findings of a research study in a mouse ...

New Measure of Sperm Age May Be Predictor of Pregnancy Success

A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published ...

Review of Pre-Eclampsia Care

Researchers have published a review of care for women with ...

Treatment Minimizes Infants' Opioid-Related Brain Abnormalities

Researchers have evidence validating the benefits of using medication for opioid use disorder during pregnancy. Brain imaging revealed significant improvements in brain function after ...

Large Study in Botswana Finds Daily Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy Reduces Complications at Birth

A six-year study of nearly 100,000 women in Botswana has provided new evidence that relatively inexpensive daily diet supplementation of iron, folic acid and vitamin supplementation in pregnancy can ...

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Epilepsy in Children

A new study suggests that antidepressant use by mothers during the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the chances of epilepsy and seizures in ...

Obesity in Pregnancy Increases Risk of Lifelong Cardiovascular Disease in Offspring

Maternal obesity impairs heart health and function of the fetus according to a new study in mice. The study found that maternal obesity causes molecular changes in the heart of the fetus and alters ...

Multiple Sclerosis: Glatiramer Acetate Compatible With Breastfeeding, Study Suggests

For patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), becoming a mother is fraught with difficult questions: is it acceptable to continue disease modifying treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding ...

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