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Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Dr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

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Children born to mothers older than 35 are more likely to have heart problems

New research published in The Journal of Physiology demonstrates that adult offspring born to older mothers are more susceptible to heart risks in later life. These results could be crucial in developing preventative treatments for children born to older women. Older motherhood is associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy with a greater […]

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Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new study

The new study was led by Catherine Pirkle, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. The first author of the paper is Nicole Rosendaal. Prof. Pirkle and her team examined the data available on 1,047 women from the 2012 International Mobility in […]

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Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Pregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]

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Dr Puntambekar: The man behind India’s first uterus transplant shares his journey

Six months have passed since two women underwent uterus transplants in the country. Doctors, who carried out the procedures, said they have been getting their menstrual cycles and after an observation of few more months, they will have embryos planted in their uterus. “Science progresses only with experiments. New procedures in medical science will be […]

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Soha Ali Khan performs yoga, gives major fitness goals to the mothers-to-be

Soha Ali Khan performs yoga, gives major fitness goals to the mothers-to-be

Recently, Soha Ali Khan’s baby shower pictures garnered a lot of attention on the social media. Soha, who is quite active on social media and also voices her opinion from time to time, has now shared a post on Instagarm, striking a yoga pose in a beautiful maternity wear. She not only flaunted her baby […]

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Ban on commercial surrogacy unethical, say experts

In a panel discussion organised on the proposed Surrogacy Bill, the participating panellists unanimously opined that motherhood is a privileged right of every woman and it is unethical to ban commercial surrogacy. The panel discussion was organised by Origin Foundation at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh. The panellists were Dr Snehalata Deshmukh (Former Vice-Chancellor, Mumbai University), […]

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