Tag: pregnancy

Colorado Bill Aims to Protect Pregnant Women’s Rights

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill aims to improve healthcare for pregnant women, including those who are incarcerated, less than three years since a woman filed a federal lawsuit after giving birth in a Denver jail cell with no medical care. Diana Sanchez gave birth alone in her jail cell in July 2018 after deputies

Topical Corticosteroids in Pregnancy Have No Impact on Birth Weight

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Use of topical corticosteroids does not appear to increase the risk of newborns being small for gestational age or having low birth weight, according to a large cohort study from Denmark. “Findings from some previous fetal-safety studies on topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy have raised concerns for an increased risk

COVID vaccination in pregnancy may pass helpful antibodies to baby

Here’s reassuring news for moms-to-be: Pregnant women who receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines appear to transfer protective antibodies to their babies, a new study says. The researchers assessed 122 pregnant women who received the vaccines. They also analyzed the cord blood of the women’s babies at the time of birth. The helpful antibodies

Arizona Governor Signs Abortion Ban for Genetic Issues

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a bill signing in Phoenix. PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed a sweeping antiabortion bill that bans the procedure if the woman is seeking it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. Doctors who perform an abortion solely because

Audio-Only Prenatal Care Not Tied to Worse Perinatal Outcomes

(Reuters Health) – Pregnant patients who were given the opportunity to have some of their prenatal appointments virtually, as audio-only visits, during the pandemic attended more of them than patients offered only in-person visits the prior year, a new study finds. Moreover, the analysis of data from more than 12,000 patients revealed no negative impact

Fit-for-Fertility Program Boosts Births, Is Cost-Effective

Incorporation of a nonintensive fitness intervention for women with obesity into a standard fertility treatment program could be cost-effective, a new analysis finds. Financial data for the Canadian Fit-for-Fertility program were presented March 20 at the virtual ENDO 2021: The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting by Matea Belan, PhD, of the division of endocrinology at the University

Fit-for-Fertility Program Boosts Births, Is Cost-Effective

Incorporation of a nonintensive fitness intervention for women with obesity into a standard fertility treatment program could be cost-effective, a new analysis finds. Financial data for the Canadian Fit-for-Fertility program were presented March 20 at the virtual ENDO 2021: The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting by Matea Belan, PhD, of the division of endocrinology at the University

THC Persists in Breast Milk 6 Weeks After Quitting Cannabis

Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of cannabis, remains detectable in breast milk even after weeks of abstinence, new data show. The estimated half-life of THC in breast milk is 17 days, according to the study results, with a projected time to elimination of more than 6 weeks. The clinical importance of the remaining THC

Obesity: A ‘Double Hit’ in Pregnant Women With Heart Disease

Being obese and pregnant raises the risk for cardiac complications in women with preexisting heart disease, new research suggests, highlighting the need for earlier interventions in this high-risk population.    The analysis of 790 pregnancies revealed that 23% of women with obesity, defined as body mass index greater than 30 kg/m2, had a cardiac event

Overall pregnancy, live birth outcomes unchanged in psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Overall pregnancy and live birth outcomes are similar for women with psoriasis and for the general population, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in JAMA Dermatology. Alexa B. Kimball, M.D., M.P.H., from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues reported pregnancy outcomes observed in the Psoriasis

6 Myths to Stop Buying About Sex and Conception

If you aren’t getting pregnant as speedily as you’d hoped, you’ve probably spent plenty of hours researching ways to make it happen, from nutrition tricks to the best positions and times of day to have sex. Well, let us save you from falling even deeper down the Google rabbit hole and tell you this now:

What is anemia?

Anemia is due to lack of haemoglobin in the blood which is below the normal level or due to less than normal levels of red blood cells in blood. The haemoglobin helps carry oxygen in blood. Lack of haemoglobin thus causes deficiency of life giving oxygen to vital organs. (1-4) Types of anemia There are

Obesity and Urinary Incontinence

Obesity and urinary incontinence are both common disorders. The prevalence of obesity is on the rise worldwide with a 6% increase per year in the United States. Obesity Over half of American women are overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9 kg/m2) or obese (BMI 30 kg/m2 or greater). Obesity is associated with several health conditions including

ADHD Treatment

There is no cure for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Therapy aims to reduce the symptoms to allow for normal learning and growth of the child. Basic tenets of therapy include medication and counselling. Other parts of therapy include accommodating the child in regular classrooms and providing family and community support. Types of ADHD Medication