The Cardiff hospital testing virtual reality with labour

The technology has been described as something which can take pregnant women "out of the moment".
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This study aims to identify through a systematic review the possible effects of pre-gestational excessive body weight on the composition of polyunsaturated fatty acids in human milk. The papers were selected in the following databases: PubMed, Virtual Health Library, EMBASE, Web of Science and SCOPUS. The search strategy employed descriptors: 'Human Milk' AND 'Obesity' OR 'Overweight' OR 'Body Mass Index' AND 'Fatty acid' OR 'Omega3' OR 'Omega6'. According to the established strategy, six manuscripts were selected. Most of the selected studies concluded that mothers with excessive body weight presented a milk with a higher...
Source: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Food Sci Nutr Source Type: research
A researcher at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $3.1 million National Institutes of Health grant to study how maternal obesity during pregnancy influences infant brain development.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - Category: American Health Source Type: news
(Reuters Health) - Women who don't realize they're pregnant when they undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be exposed to a chemical that might not be safe for the fetus, a new report warns.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
The authors of the study that found the association say more research is needed on maternal fluoride and child IQ.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- A small but " concerning " number of pregnant women are exposed to a commonly used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, often early in the pregnancy and likely before they are aware of the pregnancy, according to...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics has given new life to a long-running debate: whether adding fluoride to drinking water is a prudent way to prevent tooth decay, or a potentially toxic mistake. The research, which focused on mother-child pairs from six Canadian cities, found that high fluoride exposure during pregnancy was correlated with lower IQ scores among young children, especially boys. “Based on the current evidence, it is a reasonable recommendation to tell women to reduce their fluoride intake during pregnancy,” says study co-author Christine Till, an associate professor of psychology at York Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Reproductive ToxicologyAuthor(s): Barbara A. Cohn, Michele A. La Merrill, Nickilou Y. Krigbaum, Miaomiao Wang, June-Soo Park, Myrto Petreas, Gregory Yeh, Russell C. Hovey, Lauren Zimmermann, Piera M. CirilloAbstractWe tested the hypothesis that maternal perinatal serum levels of poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) predict risk for breast cancer in daughters in a 54-year follow-up of 9300 daughters born 1959–1967 in the Child Health and Development Studies pregnancy cohort. Total cholesterol and PFASs were measured in archived maternal perinatal serum for 1...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate metaphase II (MII) oocyte competence in terms of fertilization, embryo development and cycle outcomes, according to the oocyte maturity ratio.DesignCouples treated by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) between 1993 and 2017 with female partners ≤35 years old were included. Cycles were divided into four groups according to proportion of MII oocytes at the time of retrieval: optimal (76–100%), adequate (51–75%), partial (26–50%) and minimal (1–25%).ResultsA total of 7672 ICSI cycles (optimal: 4838; adequate: 2252; partial: 518; minimal oocyte maturity: 64) were inc...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Emma Ginn, the director of Medical Justice, warns that women in immigration detention receive inadequate healthcareYou report how a pregnant rape survivor experiencing a miscarriage and barely able to stand was unlawfully held in immigration detention which amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment (Home Office pays £50,000 to trafficked woman detained during miscarriage, 20 August).This case show precisely why the Home Office must heed our advice and that of the medical profession, and actually ban the detention of pregnant women.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Immigration and asylum Women Pregnancy Health & wellbeing Home Office Politics Medical research Human rights Source Type: news
Condition:   Pregnancy Intervention:   Other: Video education Sponsor:   United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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