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Severe morning sickness: how to diagnose and treat

Written by | 16 Apr 2024

Severe morning sickness in pregnancy, known medically as hyperemesis gravidarum, can negatively affect both maternal and infant health. A review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.221502 provides information to clinicians […]

Zika vaccine safe, effective when administered during pregnancy

Written by | 13 Mar 2024

A vaccine against Zika virus is safe and effective when administered both before and during pregnancy, according to new research published in npj Vaccines. The purified, inactivated Zika vaccine […]

E-cigarettes help pregnant smokers quit without risks to pregnancy

Written by | 22 Jan 2024

A new analysis of trial data on pregnant smokers, led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, finds that the regular use of nicotine replacement products during […]

Study finds preconception stress may affect health of women undergoing fertility treatment

Written by | 8 Jan 2024

Stress during pregnancy is known to influence health outcomes, but a new study from Mass General Brigham researchers suggests that stress levels before pregnancy are also important to evaluate. Investigators […]

Contraception: hormonal and copper coil only show minor differences

Written by | 2 Dec 2023

In the “ThemenCheck Medizin” procedure offered by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), interested members of the public can submit proposals for the […]

Healthcare access is not preventing deaths among pregnant and postpartum people

Written by | 15 Oct 2023

The majority of research and public discourse on US maternal mortality focuses on pregnancy-related maternal deaths—deaths caused or accelerated by a pregnancy—rather than the broader category of pregnancy-associated maternal deaths, which […]

Doctor and pharmacist revamp standard processes for ordering and documenting mifepristone use

Written by | 25 Sep 2023

Clinical researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School partnered with the university health system’s compliance department to create standard processes for ordering and documenting mifepristone administration, which […]

People who develop diabetes after pregnancy are less likely to regain control of blood sugar if they had gestational diabetes

Written by | 26 Jun 2023

People who develop diabetes following pregnancy were significantly less likely to be able to bring it under control if they had experienced gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, especially […]

Covid vaccination during pregnancy helps protect infants from infection

Written by | 12 Feb 2023

Two doses of mRNA covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy show significant efficacy against delta and omicron infection in infants under six-months old. They also reduce hospital admission for covid-19 […]

Simple blood test shows promise for screening common and dangerous pregnancy complications

Written by | 17 Jan 2023

Scientists at Ningbo University, China have identified biomarkers that could provide an early warning system for three common and dangerous pregnancy complications: pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and a liver […]

Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy does not appear to raise risk of preterm birth or stillbirth

Written by | 27 Aug 2022

Researchers report that vaccination against Covid-19 during pregnancy is not related to an increase in risk of preterm birth, small size for gestational age at birth or stillbirth. […]

Calls for mental health of both parents to be considered during the perinatal period

Written by | 30 Jun 2022

Perinatal mood disorders such as postnatal depression and perinatal anxiety, may affect both mothers and fathers simultaneously, finds a new systematic review and meta-analysis* led by UCL researchers. […]

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