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Diabetes in pregnancy may increase depression risk after giving birth

Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study. Gestational diabetes mellitus...
Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure

Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure

A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother...
Contraceptive jewelry could offer a new family planning approach

Contraceptive jewelry could offer a new family planning approach

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring. A report published recently in the Journal of Controlled Release describes a...
How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

How to make healthy choices in your pregnancy

You’re having a baby! Now what? When you’re about to be a new mom, it can feel like there’s a lot to do and learn....

Pregnant women can safely control weight gain through diet and lifestyle changes

Diet and lifestyle change may need to start before pregnancy to reduce complications Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further...
Beetroot could control blood pressure in pregnant women

Beetroot could control blood pressure in pregnant women

A study by scientists at The University of Manchester and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found a link between the humble beetroot and...
4 factors could predict postpartum depression

4 factors could predict postpartum depression

Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms will worsen over the first year...
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...
Baby up at night

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for...
High blood pressure during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

High blood pressure during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension are common pregnancy complications. They involve high blood pressure that develops for the first time during pregnancy and returns to normal...
What pregnant women need to know about the ‘fourth trimester’

What pregnant women need to know about the ‘fourth trimester’

Pregnant moms spend a lot of time learning what to expect from pregnancy and how to care for their newborns. But while pregnancy anecdotes and...

How high blood sugar in pregnancy harms baby’s health

In a recent study, researchers find a pregnant woman’s high blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in...

Is it safe for women with heart disease to be pregnant?

Is it safe for women with heart disease to become pregnant? Usually, according to ten-year results from the ROPAC registry reported in a late breaking science...
Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore...

Sons of smoking fathers may have lower fertility

Previous studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. Now new research has discovered that, independently of nicotine...

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Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
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