Pregnancy / Maternal Health - Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes
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   Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetesStudy outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes
 
Laboratory research and analysis of epidemiological data by Silvia Corvera, MD, and Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, and colleagues show that low levels of a protein commonly seen in screening tests for chromosomal disorders during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with adipose tissue remodeling, glucose resistance and gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnant women.
 
   Care pathways for pregnant women with COVID‐19Care pathways for pregnant women with COVID‐19
 
A recent review published in the journal Global Challenges in October 2020, sums up what is currently known about the treatment of COVID-19 during pregnancy and offers recommendations for how healthcare professions might better manage pregnant COVID-19 patients in the future.
 
 Study: Nausea and vomiting symptoms during pregnancy start within a three day timeframe
 
Study: Nausea and vomiting symptoms during pregnancy start within a three day timeframeResearchers from the University of Warwick have narrowed the time frame that nausea and vomiting during pregnancy will potentially start to just three days for most women, opening up the possibility for scientists to identify a biological cause for the condition.
 
 
 Placental gene expression related to preeclampsia may be affected by vitamin D status
 
Placental gene expression related to preeclampsia may be affected by vitamin D statusAccording to the World Health Organization, preeclampsia affects between 2% to 8% of pregnancies. It can cause serious, sometimes fatal, complications in the mother and child.
 
 
 Gestational diabetes may lead to heart disease in women during pregnancy
 
Gestational diabetes may lead to heart disease in women during pregnancyWomen with a history of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) are twice as likely by mid-life to develop calcium in heart arteries - a strong predictor of heart disease - even if healthy blood sugar levels were attained many years after pregnancy, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation.