Societal attitude and behaviours towards women with disabilities in rural Nepal: pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood - Devkota HR, Kett M, Groce N.

This study reviews the attitudes and behaviours in rural Nepalese society towards women with disabilities, their pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. Society often perceives people with disabilities as different from the norm, and women with d...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

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Reasonable use of antenatal care (ANC) services by pregnant women played a crucial role in ensuring maternal and child safety and reducing the risk of complications, disability, and death in mothers and their ...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in women globally, accounting for 32% of deaths in females. There are several female-specific risk factors for CVD that are under appreciated clinically, insufficiently researched and not given adequate attention in CVD risk prediction.Hypertensive and metabolic disorders of pregnancy are independent risk factors for the development of premature CVD. They confer more than double the risk of CVD in exposed women, but are not included in any current, multivariable CVD risk prediction models.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusions: The prevalence of CNS anomalies was the highest, followed by musculoskeletal system anomalies. The type of birth defect, gestational age, weight of newborn and twin pregnancy significantly affected outcomes of the newborns with congenital anomalies. Therefore, in order to reduce the prevalence of CMs, the identification and management of risk factors should be the focus of stakeholders.Ethiop. J. Health Dev.2019; 33(3):167-173]Key words: Birth defect, Prevalence, Newborns, Outcomes, South Wollo.
Source: Ethiopian Journal of Health Development - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Abstract The peak prevalence of migraine occurs in women of reproductive age, and women experience a higher burden of migraine symptoms and disability compared to men. This increased burden of migraine in women is related to both developmental and temporally variable activational effects of female sex hormones. Changing levels of female sex hormones affect the expression of migraine during pregnancy, and, to a lesser degree, lactation, and are the mechanism underlying menstrual migraine. This review describes the evidence for sex differences in the expression of migraine across the reproductive epoch; reviews the ...
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
Prenatal alcohol has long been recognized as having the potential to adversely affect fetal brain development. Alcohol consumption in women of reproductive age and in the first few weeks of an unplanned pregnancy is common. Although some children affected by alcohol exhibit characteristic minor facial anomalies, growth deficiency, and microcephaly (fetal alcohol syndrome), most children affected by alcohol have few or none of these physical features (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, or FASD). The neurobehavioral abnormalities in FASD can include deficits in cognitive performance, executive functioning, attention, memory, ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions/SignificanceDepression, anxiety and stress were very common among mothers of young children in Brazil, regardless of whether they were parenting a child with disabilities. Mothers of children with CZS may be particularly vulnerable to poor mental health, and this association may be buffered through better social support.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We describe the clinical features of a four-year-old male child with a 139 kb deletion at 7p22.3 involving SNX8 gene, inherited from a mosaic mother. The same deletion is also present in the fetus on the ongoing third pregnancy of the couple with normal fetal ultrasound assessment. The proband was prenatally diagnosed with left kidney agenesis. He does not show any congenital heart disease, but mild intellectual disability, learning and language delay, and severe behavioral problems related to the hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive area. These clinical features are also evident in other 7p22 deletions cases involving ...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
Iron deficiency anemia in early pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability, in kids.Medscape Medical News
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FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 -- Women who suffer from anemia early in pregnancy are at risk for having a child with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and intellectual disabilities, a study by Swedish researchers suggests. The study...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
(CNN) — Natalie Dedreux has spent months campaigning against a plan to make a blood test for Down syndrome free in Germany. While its proponents say the prenatal test is a safer alternative to current procedures and should be available to everyone, Dedreux believes it will lead to people like her being “sorted out.” Dedreux, a 20-year aspiring journalist from Cologne, has the condition. “I am worried that if pregnant women find out their baby has Down syndrome, they will decide against us …. because they are scared,” she wrote on her blog. She has attended protests against the plan and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News CNN Down Syndrome Source Type: news
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