All news from Maternity & Child Health

Maternity and child health

Medicaid Status With Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth

The study shows that Medicaid expansion did not significantly impact rates of low birth weight or preterm birth outcomes from 2011 to 2016; but there were significant improvements in disparities for black infants relative to white ; infants for states that expanded Medicaid versus those that did not; n humans, preterm birth refers to the…

Maternity and child health

Mothers With Higher Quality Diets Have Slimmer

The study find that Obesity is a growing problem among toddlers, children and adolescents in the United States. Gaining weight and fat mass rapidly during the first six months of life is one risk factor that can lead to obesity in children. The National Diet of Japan  is Japan’s bicameral legislature. It is compose of…

Opioids Prenatally

Babies Exposed To Opioids Prenatally

Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms; according to Penn State research. Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine found that as soon as 24 and 48 hours after birth, babies who exposed to opioids prenatally reacted more strongly to…

Antibiotics

Prophylactic Antibiotics: Infection Rates After Childbirth

Administering just a single dose of antibiotics after an assisted birth; could prevent women from experiencing painful infections. In a major trial involving 3,420 women at 27 units across Britain; a single dose of antibiotics given within six hours of childbirth almost halved the number of infections; among mothers whose births medically assisted using forceps…

Antibiotics

Maternal Infection: Preventative Antibiotics After Assisted Childbirth

Giving a single dose of preventative antibiotics to all women after childbirth involving forceps or vacuum extraction; could prevent almost half of maternal infections including sepsis equivalent to over 7,000 maternal infections every year in the UK, and around 5,000 in the USA. The first randomised trial of its kind in the UK involving 3,420…

Seizures In Pregnancy

Tool To Predict Epileptic Seizures In Pregnancy

A new risk calculator for pregnant women with epilepsy, developed by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London; has found to accurately predict the risk of seizures during pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery and could save the lives of mothers and babies. The EMPiRE tool freely available in online to help…

Mother-Child Interactions

Effects Of Mother-Child Interactions As Children Become Adults

Interactions between a mother and her child have to cognitive outcomes in childhood, but little work has looked at farther-reaching effects. In a Journal of Marriage & Family study that examined data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study; more positive mother-child interactions during the first 16 years of life predicted higher education in adulthood; which predicted…

Mom and baby

Moms Overlook Postpartum Care After Giving Birth

The three trimesters of pregnancy are filled with doctor’s appointments, preparations and careful surveillance of the health of both mom and baby. However, in the months after their baby is born, known as the fourth trimester, priorities often shift for new moms, and their own health can fall to the bottom of their to-do lists.…

Maternal Diet

Link Between Maternal Diet Rich In Nuts And Child's Neurodevelopment

Nuts are known to help reduce the risk of hypertension, oxidative stress; diabetes and they may exercise a protective effect against cognitive decline in older age. To this list of beneficial health effects; they can now add new evidence from a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal); an institute supported by…

Vegan

Pregnant Women And Babies Can Be Vegans

As more Australians opt for meat-free diets, some are cutting out animal products altogether and going vegan. But is this safe for pregnant women and babies? It is possible to meet the specific nutrient requirements of pregnancy, breastfeeding; infancy while following a vegan diet, but there is a catch. Researchers have developed four criteria to guide…

Maternal Mortality

Adolescent Health Improved But Maternal Mortality Worsened

The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality; over a 27-year period have not also matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in…

Low-Income Infants

Many Low-Income Infants Receive Formula In The First Few Days

The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding; for the first six months of life. However, new research led by George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services found high rates of mixed breastfeeding; early introduction of formula among their sample of low-income, predominately Hispanic immigrant women participating in…