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Pregnancy and Health
Cigarette smoking during pregnancy is the single most preventable cause of illness and mortality among mothers and infants, yet cigarette use continues among pregnant women in the United States
A collaboration between Ohio State University Medical Center and Columbus Children's Hospital offers a unified source of medical care for unborn babies who require specialized attention before, during and after pregnancy.
Women who report high levels of stress and low social support during pregnancy are more likely to have increased immune system activity, which can trigger inflammatory responses and put them at risk for premature labor and preeclampsia.
New research has identified an association between mental disorders and nicotine dependence among pregnant women in the United States, not unlike what has been reported in the general population.
The presence of these mental disorders in nicotine addicted pregnant women may make quitting smoking more difficult. Published in the April 2007 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, this study was supported in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Pregnancy and cigarettes in Indiana are a hot topic as disturbing facts are emerging regarding the rate at which pregnant women are smoking in Indiana.
Study suggests need to examine current pregnancy weight guidelines.
Canada launches a national Healthy Pregnancy Campaign to raise awareness of the health considerations for a healthy pregnancy.
Technology may have great potential to improve the standard of care for all pregnant mothers and fetus.
Study has unexpected findings that may lead to changes in protocols to save lives of twins with life threatening condition.
Diuretic drugs should not be recommended as a way to prevent serious condition during pregnancy, called preeclampsia.
Does maternal smoking during pregnancy predict the smoking patterns of young adult offspring?
Women with systemic lupus who become pregnant are at significantly greater risk for death or other medical complications than are pregnant women without lupus.
A new approach to treatment for pregnant women suffering from malaria in west Africa has been found to be both safe and effective.
Even a moderate increase in weight between pregnancies could could be risky for mothers.
Fetal survival following a preeclamptic pregnancy has improved substantially over the last 35 years in Norway, likely due to a reduction in stillbirths and improvements in clinical management.
Since nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended, the preconception period, the time before a woman becomes pregnant, is crucial to reducing many of the risks of birth defects and premature birth.
Pregnant women with fibromyalgia experience significant pain, fatigue and psychological stress, symptoms that are often misdiagnosed or undertreated as a normal part of pregnancy.
Couples have the advantage of avoiding decisions about terminating pregnancy or destroying embryos.
Doctors should advise overweight moms considering another pregnancy to take off extra weight first because they are at greater risk of having big babies.
Ver long or short intervals between pregnancies are associated with increased risk of poor perinatal outcomes.
Alcohol use during pregnancy is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States.
Nurses are encouraged to practice family centered pregnancy care; birth plans causing tension among nurses, patients.
Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health and that of their unborn child.
undocumented mothers are younger and are less likely to gain enough weight during pregnancy.