Vascular complications may be associated with preeclampsia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, but these conditions do not appear to affect the health of offspring, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine.
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Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu including death – and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly if they are sick enough to be hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
Women who were born with low birth weight are at increased risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new Obesity study. The findings suggest that women who were born small may have been affected by unfavorable intrauterine conditions, and the physiological demands of pregnancy may act as a "second hit" leading to pregnancy complications.
In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don't experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face an elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy.
Saint Louis University researchers are studying how fetal exposure to inflammation can alter immune responses after birth. Joyce Marie Koenig, M.D., professor of pediatrics and molecular microbiology & immunology at Saint Louis University, and a SLUCare neonatologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is the recipient of a $412,500 grant from the National Institutes of Allergy & Immunology.
Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
A new study published in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease finds that mothers' stress levels at the moment they conceive their children are linked to the way children respond to life challenges at age 11. SFU health sciences professor Pablo Nepomnaschy led an interdisciplinary research team on this first cohort study
Early screening and diagnosis are important for minimizing gestational adverse outcomes. Routine screening of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) at 24-28 weeks with 75 g oral glucose challenge test (OGCT) leaves limited time for intervention and prevention. This study aims to analyze maternal serum peptides in the early second-trimester for prediction of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)
Stillbirth is defined as the death of a baby of at least 20 weeks' gestation or 400 grams in weight. Most stillbirths occur during pregnancy. There's been a reduction over the past 20 years of baby deaths within the first four weeks of life. But stillbirth rates have not declined. The current rate of 7.1 per 1,000 births puts Australia 28th among the 34 OECD countries for stillbirth