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Stress During Pregnancy Linked To Lower Sperm Count In Male Children

It's possible that mothers actually play a significant part in their adult son's fertility problems. New research revealed that women's stressful experiences during early gestation are associated with lower sperm quality and testosterone concentrations in adult male children.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2019

Father-Friendly Cues In OB-GYN Offices May Get Men To Be More Involved In Prenatal Care

A room or OB-GYN clinic with more father-friendly cues increased an expectant father’s confidence to be more involved in prenatal care and in fatherhood. A study by a New Jersey university conducted trials related to this research.

Public Health May 30, 2019

Older Fathers Risk Health Of Unborn Children And Partners

Men should consider their own biological clock when planning their families. A new study found that, like women, men over the age of 45 experience physical changes that might affect the wellbeing of their partners and children.

Public Health May 14, 2019

Over Half Of All Pregnancy-Related Deaths Can Be Prevented, Says CDC

More than half of the deaths associated with complications during pregnancy and childbirth can be prevented, according to a recent analysis by the CDC. Stroke and heart disease were identified as the leading cause of deaths among mothers.

Public Health May 9, 2019

No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe During Pregnancy: Study

Researchers discourage drinking any amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy. Teens exposed to alcohol in the womb tend to have connectivity issues in brain that have also been been identified in people with depression, autism and schizophrenia.

Public Health April 28, 2019

Intestinal Bacteria Can Sense Pregnancy And Help In The Development Of The Baby

The abundance of the bacteria Bifidobacterium increases during pregnancy. Researchers now find evidence the bacteria senses pregnancy and responds to it. How does this affect the baby’s development?

Public Health April 16, 2019

Woman With Rare Double Uterus Condition Gives Birth Twice In 1 Month

A Bangladeshi woman who experienced abdominal pains a month after she had delivered her first child was discovered to be pregnant with twins. The new mom has a rare condition in which she has two functioning uteruses.

Public Health April 1, 2019

Working Night Shift Increases Risk For Miscarriage Among Pregnant Women

Working night shift increases the risk for miscarriage among pregnant women, a new study revealed. Researchers explained a disrupted circadian rhythm is bad for pregnancies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019

FDA Approves First Postpartum Depression Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the drug Zulresso in the treatment of postpartum depression among mothers. This marks the first time a specific medication will be used for treatment.

Medicine March 21, 2019

Pregnant Women Who Smoke 1 Cigarette A Day Doubles Baby's Risk For SUID

A new study found that the number of cigarettes smoked by pregnant women impacts a baby's risk of dying from SUID. Adding even one cigarette per day could double the risk associated with infants' sudden, unexpected deaths.

Public Health March 12, 2019

Getting An Infection During Pregnancy Could Result In Higher Risk Of Autism And Mental Disorders

Infection during pregnancy increases the likelihood that her child will be diagnosed with a mental disorder, particularly autism and depression, in the future, a study has found. The risk remains high even if the mother experienced an infection that is considered mild.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2019

Moms Taking Prenatal Vitamins Early In Pregnancy Lower Baby's Risk Of Autism

Folate or folic acid supplementation prior to or early on the pregnancy helps reduce the risk of autism in high-risk groups. Children, whose older sibling has autism spectrum disorder, have greater risk of language delay and intellectual disability.

Public Health March 1, 2019

Microneedle Contraceptive Patch Can Give 1 Month Protection Minus The Hassle Of Pills

Scientists developed a contraceptive patch that only needs to be administered once a month. It works by injecting microneedles under the skin that will release a contraceptive hormone into the body over time.

Medicine January 15, 2019

AAP Urging Doctors To Step Up Depression Screening In New Mothers

A new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics urged doctors to screen new mothers for perinatal depression. The report also highlights that at least 15 to 20 percent of pregnant women suffer from depression that often goes untreated.

Public Health December 18, 2018

Miracle Baby In Brazil Born From Womb Belonging To Dead Donor

A woman who was born without uterus has given birth in a hospital in Brazil. Doctors revealed in a recently published paper that the woman received a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor.

December 5, 2018

Flu Vaccination Very Important For Pregnant Women Says CDC

The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot. Public health officials recommend that everyone gets vaccinated this month.

Public Health October 15, 2018

Jessica Simpson Happily Pregnant With Her Third Child

Jessica Simpson and her husband, Eric Johnson are expecting their third child. The former singer announced on her Instagram account that she was having a baby girl, along with a picture of her kids together with a pink balloon.

Celebrities September 19, 2018

Carrie Underwood Opens Up About 3 Miscarriages In 2 Years

Carrie Underwood revealed that she had a tough 2017. In the past two years, the country singer had three miscarriages that inspired her to write her new album, 'Cry Pretty.'

Celebrities September 17, 2018

Exposure To This Pesticide During Pregnancy Might Lead To Autism

A new study found that exposure to DDT in pregnant women can increase the risk of developing autism in children. The infamous agent was already banned in many countries during the 1960s.

Public Health August 18, 2018

FDA Approves Digital Birth Control App For 1st Time: Is It Effective In Preventing Pregnancy?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Natural Cycles, a digital birth control app. It is powered by an algorithm that is based on the rhythm method, but its effectiveness is not at 100 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 14, 2018

Maryland Woman Tests Positive For Opiates While Giving Birth Because Of What She Ate For Breakfast

A woman was told that she tested positive for opiates while in labor at a Maryland hospital. She was confused by the drug test result, but eventually realized that the culprit was what she ate for breakfast that day.

Public Health August 8, 2018

US Considered One Of The Worst Countries For Childbirth: Here’s Why

Doctors and nurses know how to properly care for a woman during childbirth, including constantly monitoring blood pressure and blood loss. So why aren’t they doing it?

Public Health July 28, 2018

Liberian Woman Spreads Ebola To Family A Year After Infection

The woman may have spread the disease to her family when the virus reemerged during her pregnancy. Experts do not think she infected her husband through sexual contact.

Public Health July 24, 2018

Pregnant Millennial Women Have A 50 Percent Higher Chance Of Suffering From Depression Than Their Mothers

Pregnant millennial women are more likely to suffer from depression than their mothers did, a new study found. The research suggested that social media and social changes were to blame.

Public Health July 13, 2018

New IVF Regulation Protects Patients From Expensive And Potentially Dangerous Fertility Add-Ons

Additional treatments for in vitro fertilization did not show evidence of safety and efficacy. The UK government implemented a color coding scheme so patients can know which treatments are supported by clinical data.

Public Health July 9, 2018

Walgreens Pharmacist Refuses Woman Drug To End Pregnancy Due To Personal Belief

A woman in Arizona claimed that a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her the prescription to end her two-month pregnancy because of personal belief. Her doctor earlier told her she will have miscarriage.

Public Health June 25, 2018

Smithsonian National Zoo's Panda House Closed For Possible Pregnancy Of Mei Xiang Giant Panda

Smithsonian's National Zoo announced it is closing its giant panda habitat because the female panda Mei Xiang shows symptoms of pregnancy and pseudopregnancy such as building a nest and sleeping more. What is pseudopregnancy?

Animals June 24, 2018

Baby Born After Mother Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Suffers Brain Injury

A baby girl born prematurely due to her mother's cancer diagnosis is struggling for life after being rushed to the hospital. She suffered a brain injury after coding six times.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018

A 63-Year-Old Woman Claims She Was 'Inseminated' By A Japanese Flying Squid In Her Mouth

In 2011, a 63-year-old woman claims that she ate a squid, and the spermatophores from the squid swarm around her mouth. She had a doctor remove them, and she made a recovery.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018

Taytulla Birth Control Pills Recalled Due To Packaging Error That May Lead To Pregnancy

Allergan issued a voluntary recall of 170,000 packs of its birth control pill Taytulla because these could raise risk for unplanned pregnancy. The contraceptive products with packaging error have been in circulation since August last year.

Public Health May 31, 2018

New Study Suggests That A Woman's Voice Becomes 'Deeper' After Giving Birth To Her First Child

A team of researchers has discovered that women, who have just given birth to their first child, experience voice change. The team noted that this is only a temporary effect that lasts for about a year.

Public Health May 30, 2018

Couples Fond Of Seafood Have More Active Sex Life And Get Pregnant Faster

Researchers followed 500 couples from Michigan and Texas to record their seafood intake and rate of sexual intercourse for a duration of one year. The study found that couples who ate more seafood have more sex and conceived faster.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Obsolete Pregnancy Drug DES Might Have Triggered A 36 Percent Increase Of ADHD In Grandchildren

Researchers found that defunct pregnancy drug DES might have caused users' grandchildren to be 36 percent more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD. DES was around from 1938 to 1971.

Medicine May 21, 2018

Majority Of Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries Recommend Weed For Pregnant Mothers With Morning Sickness

Majority of Colorado cannabis dispensaries advised their pregnant customers to take marijuana products to treat their morning sickness. The recommendation was made despite experts saying that marijuana products are potentially harmful to pregnant mothers and their unborn babies.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Dropping Fast Food Can Increase Fertility: Other Ways To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Women who want to get pregnant fast may want to ditch fast food, findings of a new study suggest. Here are other ways women and their partner can boost fertility.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Study Finds No Risk To Babies If Their Mothers Eat Placenta After Birth

A team of researchers found that mothers who consume their placenta after birth do not bring an increased health risk to their newborns. The research showed that most mothers practice placentophagy to prevent postpartum depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

A New Study Says Eating Fast Food 4 Or More Times A Week Could Delay Pregnancy

A new study revealed that women who ate fast food often were more likely to have fertility complications. By contrast, women who ate more fruits were more likely to get pregnant.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Synthetic Embryos Produced Without Egg Or Sperm May Shed Light On Failed Pregnancies

Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation, as well as help with human fertility.

Medicine May 3, 2018

Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy Could Lead to Child's Weight Gain, Claims New Study

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health looked into the effects of pregnant mothers' caffeine intake on the health of their children. Over 50,000 pregnant women and their children were monitored from 2002 to 2008 for the study.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018

Ob-Gyns Recommend New Guidelines For Fourth Trimester Postpartum Care For Moms

The American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released its revised Committee Opinion detailing new recommendations on how mothers should receive and seek postpartum care during the critical fourth trimester.

Public Health April 24, 2018

Stress And Grief During Pregnancy Increases Chances Of Mental Health Illness In Children: Study

A study has shown that stress is a potent indicative factor of adults being depressed or children having ADHD. This data explains one of the possible causes of the increasing purchase of mental health prescription drugs.

Public Health April 9, 2018

Florida Woman’s Excruciating Stomach Pain Due To Bad Chinese Food Found To Be A Surprise Pregnancy

A Pensacola woman, presumably suffering from food poisoning, gave birth to a surprise baby Sunday morning aboard an ambulance. Baby Oliver James was delivered 37 weeks and is included in the list of rare cases of unknown pregnancies.

Feature | Health April 2, 2018

Archeologists Discover Dead Medieval Woman Who Gave Birth In Her Coffin

In a surprising discovery, archaeologists have found the remains of a woman who gave birth to a baby while in her coffin. Both were dead by the time they were in the coffin.

Ancient March 27, 2018

Pregnant Women Who Exercise Might Have Shorter Labor, Says New Study

Exercising during pregnancy might lead to shorter labor periods when it’s time to give birth. However, pregnant women should take cautionary steps before engaging in strenuous physical activity.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018

Extreme Morning Sickness During Pregnancy Identified In 2 Genes

A new study suggests that morning sickness might be genetic. A researcher, who herself had suffered from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, found two genes that potentially increase risks of morning sickness.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2018

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