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Weight loss doesn’t help pregnancy chances, study finds

Written by | 15 Mar 2022

Women who are obese and struggling to become pregnant are often advised to lose weight, but a new study finds no fertility benefits from weight loss. A randomized […]

COVID-19 increases risk of pregnancy complications, study suggests

Written by | 11 Feb 2022

Pregnant women with COVID-19 appear to be at greater risk for common pregnancy complications — in addition to health risks from the virus — than pregnant women without […]

Third of fertility specialists still recommend a type of IVF treatment which has no clear evidence of benefit

Written by | 26 Dec 2021

Despite a lack of evidence that the intrusive IVF treatment process of scratching the womb (endometrial scratching) increases the chances of having a baby, a third of fertility […]

High blood pressure treatment in pregnancy appears safe, prevents maternal heart risks

Written by | 22 Dec 2021

Treatment for high blood pressure during pregnancy appears safe for many women and may reduce maternal risk for severe hypertension without increasing fetal and neonatal risks, according to […]

Planned home birth presents little risk where midwifery is well-integrated

Written by | 14 Oct 2021

In the state of Washington, a planned home birth with a licensed midwife is just as safe as a birth at a licensed birth centre. Researchers from the […]

Severe infections during pregnancy associated with complications around childbirth

Written by | 10 Sep 2021

Researchers recommend increased prenatal surveillance for patients with sepsis and other serious infections University of California – San Francisco Individuals who are hospitalized during pregnancy due to sepsis […]

Study links secondhand smoke during pregnancy to epigenetic changes in babies

Written by | 26 May 2021

Nearly a quarter of pregnant women say they’ve been around secondhand smoke — in their homes, at work, around a friend or relative — which, according to new […]

World’s first major study into MS and pregnancy reveals it delays onset of MS symptoms by more than 3 years

Written by | 6 Oct 2020

A comprehensive international study, led by Monash University researchers, has definitively found that pregnancy can delay the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) by more than 3 years. MS […]

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