Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study

Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in one week may have a heightened risk of miscarriage the following week, a new study suggests

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study“Women working night shifts are exposed to light at night which disrupts their circadian rhythm and decreases the release of melatonin,” lead author Dr Luise Molenberg Begtrup explained. “Melatonin has been shown to be important in maintaining a successful pregnancy, possibly by preserving the function of the placenta.” To take a closer look at the […]

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

A pregnant woman and her unborn child need to be protected from various infections and illnesses; vaccination could be one of the ways to protect both the mother and the baby. It is important for a woman to be informed on what vaccinations should be taken and when

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancyThe immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

Shocking! 8,000 women died during delivery in the last three years in India

According to figures provided by the health management information system around 8,000 pregnant women have died due to excessive bleeding in India over the past three years

Shocking! 8,000 women died during delivery in the last three years in India272 pregnant woman have lost their lives in Maharashtra, while Mumbai has reported 42 deaths. The information has been published in the Union governments Health Management Information System (HMIS). According to the survey, 79 pregnant women reportedly lost their lives due to excessive bleeding during delivery in 2016-17, out of which 5 were from Mumbai […]

Is the keto diet safe for pregnant women? Here’s what you need to know

Eating a high-fat and low-carb diet during pregnancy is good for foetal development and for the metabolism of expectant mothers

Is the keto diet safe for pregnant women? Here’s what you need to know  Healthy eating during pregnancy is vital for the foetus’ growth and development, as well as essential to preventing nausea and vomiting for the mother-to-be. Eating 100 grams of proteins per day, supplementing with vitamins and minerals and eating 300 extra calories during the second and third trimester is highly recommended by websites doling out […]

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk, finds study

A recent study led by teams from Aarhus University in Denmark and the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, has found that newborn babies with low vitamin D levels are more at risk of developing schizophrenia later on

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk, finds studySymptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive problems characterise schizophrenia. So far, however, researchers have been unable to find out exactly what causes this condition. That being said, they have identified some likely risk factors – such as the presence of certain sets of genes, or exposure to some viruses. Due to older research suggesting […]

Pregnant women face greater risk of having haemorrhagic stroke

Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) at the International Stroke Conference 2019

Pregnant women face greater risk of having haemorrhagic strokeA study led by senior author Farhaan Vahidy, PhD, MBBS, MPH, found that pregnant women and those who recently gave birth were three to 10 times more likely to suffer intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), which occurs when a blood vessel inside the brain bursts and spills blood into or around the brain. Vahidy is an associate […]

Health tips for pregnant women to cope with summer heat

During pregnancy, a woman has to undergo many types of problems but the summer heat can add to her problems. People generally like to eat and drink cold foodstuff during this season but doing so can cause swelling in pregnant women. If you are going to become a mother in the coming few months then adopt some helpful measures to avoid the heat

Health tips for pregnant women to cope with summer heatCommon problems faced by pregnant women in summer: Low blood pressure Dehydration Urinary tract infections Sunstroke Prickly heat Fever/cold Precautions to be taken: Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water Don’t step outside during the peak hours of the day (11 am to 4 pm), when the sun light is harsh Eat fruits containing high water […]

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals study

Pregnant women are more likely to have complications during labour and caesarean deliveries than during vaginal births, and a new study offers fresh evidence that older mothers are most at risk

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals studyRates of caesarean deliveries, or C-sections, have risen in the developed world to more than 20 per cent of births, even though the World Health Organization recommends this surgery only for the roughly 10 to 15 per cent of cases when the health of the mother or baby is in danger. While C-sections can be […]

Pregnant women with long commutes to work at high risk for adverse birth outcomes

In a study published in Economics & Human Biology researchers from Lehigh University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that pregnant women who commute long-distance to work have an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes, including having babies born at a low-birth weight

Pregnant women with long commutes to work at high risk for adverse birth outcomesThe study is the first to examine the impact of long-distance commuting during pregnancy on infant health. An analysis of data gleaned from 2014 and 2015 New Jersey birth records, revealed that for pregnant women who commute at least 50 miles to work, each ten miles of travel distance increased the probability of having a […]

Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism risk

Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and while they were expecting, according to a study of just over 45,000 Israeli children

Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism riskWomen who take multivitamins and folic acid during or before pregnancy cut the risk of their children developing autism by nearly three quarters, according to new research. A study of more than 45,000 children whose mothers had taken supplements were 73 per cent less likely to be on the autism spectrum. Mothers who consumed the […]
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