Domestic violence towards mothers during pregnancy significantly raises the risk of death for their children during the earliest stages of childhood.
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Violence from male partners, both in the year prior to and during a woman's pregnancy, increases her risk of serious health complications during pregnancy.
Warning pregnant mothers about fetal abnormalities before scans would only have caused additional distress.
Parents who wish for IVF twins are often unaware of the risks involved in twin pregnancy and in giving birth to more than one child at a time.
Doctors suggest that pregnant women with diabetes should be routinely screening for heart defects.
Women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy should refrain from consuming alcohol.
During pregnancy, modest anxiety and daily stress is associated with more advanced early child development.
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy occurs in one percent of pregnancies, causing intense skin itching and elevated levels of liver enzymes and bile acids.
Young women who have a range of complications during pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or preterm birth, are at an increased risk of developing heart disease.
Most optimal and accurate time to screen pregnant women for the presence of fetal Down's syndrome is during the first trimester.
Pregnancy increases a woman's risk of suffering a heart attack, and the threat is even higher for women over age 35.
A neoprene suit can save the lives of women suffering from obstetrical hemorrhaging due to childbirth.
Fathers who are anxious during a caesarean operation may increase the pain experienced by the mother after the delivery of their baby.
Almost one third of 60 newborn infants whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy experienced neonatal abstinence syndrome.
There are some benefits to inducing labor in women whose water breaks at the point of full term pregnancy, but before the start of labor.
While women who receive epidurals during labor report less pain, epidurals bring an increased risk of delivery assisted by forceps or vacuum and the decision about pain relief is not clear cut.
The number of teenage pregnancies has dropped by nearly 10 percent since the introduction of a new strategy.
Couples dealing with infertility issues, pregnancy difficulties or miscarriages need to practice having compassion for themselves.
Society has a duty to support all pregnant women and should have an interest in pregnancy.
Pregnancy over 35 increases age related pregnancy risks. Best age for pregnancy remains 20 to 35 and women should not defy nature for pregnancy.
Supplementation with L Carnipure(R) Tartrate During Pregnancy Can Reduce Increased Levels of Plasma Free Fatty Acids
Gestational diabetes, a disorder of metabolism that appears during pregnancy, affects about 5 to 10 percent of pregnancies.