Pregnancy / Maternal Health - Migraines linked with increased risk of pregnancy complications
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  May 14, 2019  
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More than 100 healthcare professionals in the fields of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) took part in the ASRM pre-Congress embryo transfer courses provided during the 2016 ASRM Scientific Congress held in October. Over 500 Congress attendees visited the ASRM Simulation Pavilion and experienced the Simulator first-hand.

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   Migraines linked with increased risk of pregnancy complicationsMigraines linked with increased risk of pregnancy complications
 
In a study of women in Denmark with and without migraines who became pregnant, migraines were associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders in the mother. Also, in newborns, maternal migraine was associated with an increased risk of a variety of adverse outcomes, including low birth weight, preterm birth, cesarean delivery, respiratory distress syndrome, and febrile seizures.
 
   ‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child's I.Q.‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child's I.Q.
 
Eating nuts during early pregnancy may boost a child’s cognitive ability and I.Q., according to a new study by researchers in Spain. According to the study, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the first trimester of pregnancy typically scored higher on I.Q., memory and attention tests, compared with women who did not eat nuts.
 
 Obesity in early pregnancy related to higher risks of pregnancy complications
 
Obesity in early pregnancy related to higher risks of pregnancy complicationsIn a prospective study of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns. In the Obesity study, being underweight during pregnancy was linked to higher risks for early neonatal deaths, as well as low birth weight.
 
 
 More than a quarter of new moms overlook postpartum care after giving birth, finds survey
 
More than a quarter of new moms overlook postpartum care after giving birth, finds surveyThe three trimesters of pregnancy are filled with doctor's appointments, preparations and careful surveillance of the health of both mom and baby. However, in the months after their baby is born, known as the fourth trimester, priorities often shift for new moms, and their own health can fall to the bottom of their to-do lists.
 
 
 First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infants
 
First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infantsA study led by physician researchers at Boston Medical Center has shown that first milk expression within eight hours of giving birth is associated with the highest probability of mothers of very low-birth-weight infants being able to provide milk throughout hospitalization in the neonatal intensive care unit.
 
 
 History of eating disorders associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers
 
History of eating disorders associated with future depressive symptoms among mothersA history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
 
 
 Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk
 
Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskMen who delay starting a family have a ticking "biological clock" -- just like women -- that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas.