Pregnant women living with HIV may not receive the recommended treatment
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 Common cold virus could infect fetus via placentaCommon cold virus could infect fetus via placenta
 
According to researchers, the common cold viruses are capable of infecting human placental cells and may thus transmit the infection to the fetus in the womb during pregnancy. The new study was published in the journal PLOS ONE, and provides the first concrete proof that this type of carriage is possible.
 
   Pregnant women living with HIV may not receive the recommended treatmentPregnant women living with HIV may not receive the recommended treatment
 
Pregnant women with HIV may not receive medications that are in line with current recommendations, according to a recent study.
 
   Benefits of Nut Consumption During PregnancyBenefits of Nut Consumption During Pregnancy
 
Children whose mothers eat nuts during the first trimester of pregnancy have better IQ, memory, and attention/concentration.
 
 Maternal stress affects fetal brain development
 
Maternal stress affects fetal brain developmentA new study published online January 13, 2020, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reports that mothers who suffer severe mental stress during pregnancy may have babies with abnormal development in important areas of the brain even before birth.
 
 
 Study hints a link between disruptions to progesterone signaling and recurrent miscarriage
 
Study hints a link between disruptions to progesterone signaling and recurrent miscarriageAbout twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often in the first trimester, for reasons ranging from infection to chromosomal abnormality.
 
 
 Pregnant teens have higher rates of depression and substance use
 
Pregnant teens have higher rates of depression and substance useResearchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Brescia University College found that teenage pregnant women are more likely to live in poverty, have poorer mental health and have higher rates of substance use.
 
 
 Traffic-related air pollution increases risk of hypertension in pregnant woman
 
Traffic-related air pollution increases risk of hypertension in pregnant womanA new report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) suggests that traffic-related air pollution increases a pregnant woman's risk for dangerous increases in blood pressure, known as hypertension.