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New method to early detect pre-eclampsia in pregnancy

In the last trimester of a pregnancy, a woman can develop high blood pressure and undesirable excretion of protein in the urine. If these symptoms...
5 easy ways to boost children's spatial skills

5 easy ways to boost children’s spatial skills

When we read maps, pack the car for holidays, assemble flat-pack furniture or cut cake into equal slices, we use spatial reasoning skills. These allow...

Don’t blame pregnancy: Mom’s weight gain likely caused by parental lifestyle, age

Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real culprit seems to be lifestyle and...
Humble Aspirin may help solve one-in-20 pregnancy threat

Humble aspirin may help solve one-in-20 pregnancy threat

For most women, the first pregnancy is a joyous time that they will remember with tenderness for the rest of their lives. But for 5...
How to Take Medicine Safely During Pregnancy

How to take medicine safely during pregnancy

Many women need to take medicines when they are pregnant. There are about six million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, and 50% of...
Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces likelihood of C-sections

Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces likelihood of C-sections

Inductions at 39 weeks resulted in 18.6% c-sections, whereas waiting for labor to start naturally resulted in a 22.2% c-section rate. Inducing labor in healthy...
Is it safe to express milk before giving birth

Is it safe to express milk before giving birth?

Late in their pregnancies, some women notice colostrum (early milk) leaking from their nipples. Some hospitals are advising women to collect this milk in the...
5 things every woman should know about anesthesia for labor and delivery

5 things every woman should know about anesthesia for labor and delivery

A first-time mother-to-be gets a lot of advice from well-meaning friends and family members about everything from breastfeeding to which kind of diapers to...

Inducing labor at 39 weeks could reduce C-section rate

In a new study, researchers find that inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy helps reduce rates of cesarean...
New study encourages pregnant women to eat cold-water fish to reduce preterm birth risk

New study encourages pregnant women to eat cold-water fish to reduce preterm birth risk

Low plasma levels of omega-3 fatty acids associated with preterm birth during pregnancy Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids in...