Weight before pregnancy most important to risk for complications, finds study

Expectant mothers and doctors have focused a lot on how much a woman gains during pregnancy, but new research suggests how much a woman weighs before getting pregnant may be far more important

Weight before pregnancy most important to risk for complications, finds studyThe study found that the more a woman weighed at the start of her pregnancy, the more likely she was to experience complications such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, caesarean delivery and preterm birth. “Pregnancy complications in mothers and their infants occurred in 34% of women with a normal weight and in over […]

Heart damage from preterm birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood

Heart abnormalities caused by premature birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Heart damage from preterm birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthoodAround 1 to 2% of young adults today were born more than two months prematurely (very preterm) and have heart abnormalities that increase their risk of cardiovascular disease. For instance, the heart is smaller and has to pump harder to supply the body with blood. “Until now we did not know if this was permanent […]

Premature birth tied to higher risk of chronic kidney disease later in life

People born prematurely should be especially vigilant about the onset of kidney disease decades later. The researchers calculated that for each week of prematurity, the risk for chronic kidney disease increased by 4 per cent

Premature birth tied to higher risk of chronic kidney disease later in lifePreterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. Given the high levels of preterm birth (currently 10% in the US and 5-8% in Europe), and better survival into adulthood, these findings have […]

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgery

Women, who have undergone a weight-loss surgery before pregnancy, were more likely to deliver premature babies, claims a study. The study was presented at the Meeting ‘European Congress on Obesity’

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgeryWomen who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational age, have congenital anomalies and be admitted to intensive care, according to the most comprehensive assessment of how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes. The systematic […]

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however, women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birth

Women who plan for a baby at the age of 40 and above may increase the risk of delivering preterm before the 37th week of pregnancy. The study focused on preterm babies delivered during weeks 32 to 36 of pregnancy, as well as on extremely premature infants delivered before 32 weeks

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birthThe higher risk of preterm births for women over 40 may not be completely explained by their greater use of reproductive technology or medical interventions like induced labour or planned caesarean deliveries, a Canadian study suggests. The study confirmed that women over 40 do have the highest risk of preterm births: 7.8 % of pregnancies […]

Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

Obese young children may have less risk for high blood pressure if their mother took the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, found in fish oil, during pregnancy, new research suggests

Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in lifeThe findings could be important since rising numbers of children are obese and experiencing hikes in blood pressure. That could have long-term consequences for their health, said study co-author Susan Carlson. She’s professor of nutrition at the University of Kansas. “It is known that blood pressure tracks over time, such that people with higher blood […]

Maha health department on high alert to tackle any probable Zika outbreak in state

Last year, with Zika virus cases being reported in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, the Maharashtra state health department has formed a team to keep a check on all tourists spots

Maha health department on high alert to tackle any probable Zika outbreak in stateWith cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu last year, the Maharashtra state health department has formed a surveillance team to keep a check on all tourists spots where people from different states visit. Dr Mahendra Jagtap, an entomologist from Maharashtra, said, “So far, no case is reported in […]

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals study

Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia, a condition involving dangerously high blood pressure, have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don’t have this pregnancy complication, researchers say

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals studyA leading cause of preterm birth, preeclampsia is an inflammatory blood vessel disorder that occurs in 2 per cent to 10 per cent of pregnancies, usually after 20 weeks’ gestation. In addition to high blood pressure, the condition can cause abnormally high levels of protein in the urine and fluid retention. Based on records for […]

Maha: Doctors giving their all to ensure survival of premature born twins

A tribal woman in Dharni, Amravati has given birth to twin girls who were prematurely born at just seven months. The birth weight of these baby girls is extremely low. The doctors have said that the survival rate of such babies is very low, but they are doing their best to take care of these babies and ensure that they live on

Maha: Doctors giving their all to ensure survival of premature born twinsThe woman delivered the twins on Saturday, August 26. The twin baby girls were born weighing just 550 grams and 450 grams at a Sub District Hospital in Dharni. The girls are being monitored in a special chamber in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Vipin Khadse, Medical […]