'Women spend more time planning holiday than pregnancy'

A healthy pregnancy requires planning in advance - but some women leave it all a bit late, a charity says.
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Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Mengyang Du, Na Yu, Qiuhong Ding, Xiaoyue Chen, Sophia Twum Frempong, Shihua Bao, Xushan CaiAbstractBackgroundEven though the immune factor is not yet established as a cause of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), tons of other studies have shown that a significant proportion of immune abnormalities exist in RPL.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective cohort study with 850 women who were diagnosed with RPL. The percentages of CD3+, CD3+CD4+ and CD3+CD8+T cells of each participant, detected by flow cytometry, were obtained before pregnancy and at...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings from the study showed SHGs can increase HBMNC knowledge among women. However, studies with longer duration are required to examine the scalability and sustainability of the intervention.
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): A.O. Netto, R.B. Gelaleti, S.B. Corvino, R.G. Serrano, S.C. Hernández, G.T. Volpato, M.V.C. Rudge, M.G. Braz, D.C. DamascenoABSTRACTBackgroundFetal impairment caused by a deleterious intrauterine environment may have long-term consequences, such as oxidative stress and genetic damage. Rats born as small-for-gestational-age (SPA) were submitted to exercise (swimming) before and during pregnancy. The animals exhibited glucose intolerance, reduced general adiposity, and increased materna...
Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include vaccination in pregnant women and ASD; treating stroke outside the window; smoking, mortality, and weight gain; and five risk factors for death in type 2 diabetes.
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news
Authors: Özcan NK, Boyacıoğlu NE, Dikeç G, Dinç H, Enginkaya S, Tomruk N Abstract The presence of a mental disorder in the mother is one of the key factors affecting attachment. The present study aimed to evaluate prenatal and postnatal attachment among mothers diagnosed with a mental health disorder by comparing them to a healthy group. The patient group included women who received follow-up care in a psychiatric clinic (74 pregnant and 75 postpartum), and the healthy group consisted of women who attended a follow-up polyclinic (118 pregnant and 82 postpartum). Data were collected using questi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
[Daily News] MODERN contraceptive methods can play a vital role in securing wellbeing and autonomy of women, while supporting the health and development of communities.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
ConclusionsMMD may coincide with pregnancy, but there is paucity of high-quality data. It appears that MMD is not a contraindication to pregnancy, if blood pressure and ventilation are properly managed. There is no clear evidence that bypass surgery before pregnancy or cesarean mode of delivery improve outcomes.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
This study calculated LFD rates and rate ratios (RR). Results: The overall LFD rate showed a slight statistically significant reduction (p
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
In conclusion, the association between allopurinol and teratogenicity appears to be weak and limited to two reports with uncertain causality. However, the available data are insufficient to make a certain judgement, and as allopurinol treatment evolves, report and prospective follow-up of all exposed infants (i.e. deviant and normal cases) should be encouraged.
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Authors: Chen H, Zhang J, Qin F, Chen X, Jiang X Abstract Relationship between serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and pregnancy-induced hypertension syndrome (PIH) was investigated. One hundred and twenty patients with PIH treated in the First People's Hospital of Chengdu (60 cases of mild preeclampsia, 60 cases of severe preeclampsia) were enrolled in the study. The control group included 60 women with normal singleton pregnancy. Serum hs-CRP and microalbuminuria (mALB) levels were measured by an AU5800 automatic biochemical analyzer (Beckerman Coulter), and the risk factors were analyzed by ROC curv...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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