New research supports the need for obesity intervention before pregnancy
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  December 11, 2018  
  Pregnancy / Maternal Health  
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 New research supports the need for obesity intervention before pregnancyNew research supports the need for obesity intervention before pregnancy
 
New research from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant.
 
   Vitamin C supplementation for pregnant smokers may reduce harm to infants’ lungsVitamin C supplementation for pregnant smokers may reduce harm to infants’ lungs
 
Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
 
   Elevated air pollution associated with increased risk for miscarriageElevated air pollution associated with increased risk for miscarriage
 
Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. Researchers at University of Utah Health found women living along the Wasatch Front -- the most populous region in the state of Utah -- had a higher risk (16 percent) of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air pollution. The results are available online on December 5 in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
 
 CEASE intervention enhances delivery of smoking cessation assistance for breastfeeding mothers
 
CEASE intervention enhances delivery of smoking cessation assistance for breastfeeding mothersA study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers demonstrates that an MGHfC-developed program designed to help the parents of pediatric patients quit smoking can increase the provision of such assistance to breastfeeding mothers.
 
 
 Study finds women in hospital medicine to face major obstacles during pregnancy and work
 
Study finds women in hospital medicine to face major obstacles during pregnancy and workWomen in hospital medicine face major obstacles during pregnancy, parental leave and returning to work, prompting a discussion about gender equity in medicine, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
 
 
 Transmission of gut bacteria from mother to baby is impacted in cesarean-born children
 
Transmission of gut bacteria from mother to baby is impacted in cesarean-born childrenTogether with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother's gut are passed on to the baby and stimulate the baby's immune responses.
 
 
 Pregnancy in adolescence linked to increased risks of complications in young mothers
 
Pregnancy in adolescence linked to increased risks of complications in young mothersPregnancy in adolescence has been linked with increased risks of mortality and life-threatening complications in young mothers and their newborn babies. New research suggests that biology alone does not explain the high incidence of these adverse outcomes.
 
 
 Mediterranean diet in pregnancy linked to lower risk of having children with accelerated growth
 
Mediterranean diet in pregnancy linked to lower risk of having children with accelerated growthThe Mediterranean diet is characterised by a high content of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes and nuts. This healthy diet pattern has been associated with lower obesity and cardiometabolic risk in adults, but few studies have focused on children.
 
 
 The Lancet study: First baby born following uterus transplantation from deceased donor
 
The Lancet study: First baby born following uterus transplantation from deceased donorCurrently, uterus donation is only available for women with family members who are willing to donate. With live donors in short supply, the new technique might help to increase availability and give more women the option of pregnancy.
 
 
 Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure
 
Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failurePrevious studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new study out of China now suggests that it also can lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure.
 
 
 Study evaluates placental mesenchymal stem cell sheets for myocardial repair and regeneration
 
Study evaluates placental mesenchymal stem cell sheets for myocardial repair and regenerationThe placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that could be implanted in children with congenital heart defects and offer benefits for heart repair and regeneration compared to commonly used synthetic material-based scaffolds. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of birth-defect-related illness and death.
 
 
 Successful delivery after womb transplant
 
Successful delivery after womb transplantA Brazilian woman became the first woman to successfully deliver a baby after having received a womb transplant from a dead donor.
 
 
 Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia
 
Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophreniaNewborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported.
 
 
 Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life
 
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in lifeNewborns with Vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Queensland report.
 
 
 Chemicals in soaps, shampoos, lipsticks linked to early puberty in girls
 
Chemicals in soaps, shampoos, lipsticks linked to early puberty in girlsA new study has found a possible explanation why girls are attaining puberty earlier. The study titled, 'Association of phthalates, parabens and phenols found in personal care products with pubertal timing in girls and boys', find that certain chemicals present in household shampoos, perfumes, deodorants, toothpastes, soaps etc are to blame.
 
 
 Infant milk allergy is being overdiagnosed say experts
 
Infant milk allergy is being overdiagnosed say expertsThere are a large number of babies who are diagnosed with milk allergy and are being supplemented with lactose free infant milk formula. Experts have claimed that this over diagnosis could be due to the influences of the formula industry.
 
 
 Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies
 
Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemiesStandardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children's research presented during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2018 Scientific Symposium.
 
 
 FinnBrain imaging study explores brain structure in newborns
 
FinnBrain imaging study explores brain structure in newbornsInfant brain development is still poorly understood. Thus, research on the topic is vital as developing brains are sensitive to early environmental factors. Recognizing this, the FinnBrain imaging study conducted in Turku explores brain structure in newborns.