SLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhage
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  July 25, 2017  
  Pregnancy / Maternal Health  
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 SLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhageSLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhage
 
SLUCare obstetricians are leading a clinical trial at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital that investigates a possible approach to treat postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of perinatal maternal death around the world.
 
 
 Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity linked to increased risk for neurocognitive problems in preterm infantsMaternal pre-pregnancy obesity linked to increased risk for neurocognitive problems in preterm infants
 
A new study has found that children born extremely premature to women who are overweight or obese before the pregnancy are at an increased risk for low scores on tests of intelligence and cognitive processes that influence self-regulation and control, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
 
   New study finds link between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and risk for birth defectsNew study finds link between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and risk for birth defects
 
A new study has found links between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in newborns.
 
   New study links unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders in offspringNew study links unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders in offspring
 
A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact on offspring behavior.
 
   Researchers identify issues with current maternal CMV screening methodsResearchers identify issues with current maternal CMV screening methods
 
Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found worldwide. When CMV infects fetuses, it can cause serious complications such as hearing difficulties and mental retardation in affected infants.
 
 Risk of caesarean reduced by healthy diet and physical activity during pregnancy, study finds
 
Risk of caesarean reduced by healthy diet and physical activity during pregnancy, study findsA new study published by The BMJ, on 19th July 2017, states that encouraging healthy diets and physical activity during pregnancy can restrict excess gain of weight as well as reduce the chance of having caesarean sections.
 
 
 Most pregnant women do not know their recommended calorie intake, survey found
 
Most pregnant women do not know their recommended calorie intake, survey foundA survey conducted by the National Charity Partnership (NCP), U.K suggests that most of the women who participated are not sure on the amount of food they should intake while they are pregnant. According to the research that surveyed 2,100 U.K. women, only one-third of the expectant mothers were able to produce the correct answers to the questions asked to them.
 
 
 Multiple cycles with IVF lead to higher chances of pregnancy success
 
Multiple cycles with IVF lead to higher chances of pregnancy successResearch has shown that women who undergo multiple cycles of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) are more likely to have a baby. The study published in the Medical Journal of Australia reports the cumulative live birth rates after complete ovarian stimulation cycles. The study looked at chances of having a baby successfully after several rounds of IVF or other types of assisted reproduction techniques.
 
 
 Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescents
 
Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescentsGlobally, the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents are improving faster than at any point in history, even in the poorest nations.
 
 
 Family factors play critical role in shaping child's temperament
 
Family factors play critical role in shaping child's temperamentA new study indicates that a child's temperament may be influenced by maternal postpartum depression, maternal sensitivity, and family functioning.
 
 
 Findings may lead to better diagnostics and treatments for women with preeclampsia
 
Findings may lead to better diagnostics and treatments for women with preeclampsiaResearchers have developed a method that could help rapidly diagnose preeclampsia in pregnant women. They have also uncovered clues that might help explain why women with preeclampsia often develop an abnormal amount of protein in the urine, or proteinuria.
 
 
 Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
 
Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorderTwo commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
 
 
 Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women
 
Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some womenIt's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause.
 
 
 Evidence for Having a Water Birth
 
Evidence for Having a Water BirthA water birth refers to the delivery of a baby underwater to a laboring woman whose lower body is immersed in a bath or tub of warm water. This has been controversial among the medical establishment in the USA, while in many European countries it has become more accepted. A review of the evidence shows that there is no reason to think that it induces harm to the mother or fetus, and it has many positive aspects.
 
 
 Postcard from Capitol Hill: Lawmakers put women’s health care in its place
 
The atmosphere at a House Appropriations Committee lunch meeting on women's health midday Wednesday was predictably charged.
 
 
 Study seeks to understand genetic synergy in cleft palate
 
Study seeks to understand genetic synergy in cleft palateLike all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In part of this process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on each side of the tongue, then upward, fusing at the midline at the top of the mouth.
 
 
 FDA approves first extended adjuvant therapy to lower risk of breast cancer recurrence
 
FDA approves first extended adjuvant therapy to lower risk of breast cancer recurrenceThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nerlynx (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer.