Women who are stressed in pregnancy could affect their babies' brain development

Scientists at King's College London asked mothers about their stress levels during pregnancy. They found changes in white matter tracts, which has been linked to several mental health problems.
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Authors: Popova S, Dozet D, Burd L, Rehm J PMID: 31603754 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol industry-funded websites omit and misrepresent the evidence on key risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. This may "nudge" women toward continuing to drink during pregnancy. These findings suggest that alcohol industry-funded bodies may increase risk to pregnant women by disseminating misinformation. The public should be made widely aware of the risks of obtaining health information from alcohol industry-funded sources. PMID: 31603753 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
The last time I stuck a needle in my arm was three whole months before I conceived my son, and I’m grateful that he’s never experienced me in active addiction. I say three whole months as if it were a lifetime, but it really is to anyone in early recovery. I was fortunate, I stopped using heroin before I found out that I was pregnant. I had just turned 29 and was in a stable relationship with my now-husband. For many women, getting on methadone doesn’t happen until they find out they’re pregnant. Their options are to either keep using or get into treatment. I started taking methadone five months be...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Pregnancy Publishers Recovery The Fix Heroin Methadone methadone withdrawal Opioids Pregnant Source Type: blogs
Publication date: October 2019Source: Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 18Author(s): Daniela A. Pereira, Valéria C. Sandrim, Ana C.T. Palei, Jose E. Tanus-Santos, Vanessa A. Belo, Ricardo C. Cavalli, Marcelo R. LuizonAbstractNAMPT is a biomarker for endothelial dysfunction, but its relationship with nitrite (marker of NO formation) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFLT-1) has not been previously evaluated in preeclampsia. Therefore, we measured plasma NAMPT and sFLT-1 levels using enzyme immunoassays and plasma nitrite concentrations using an ozone-based chemiluminescence assay. NAMPT was positively correlated t...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results support a slight but significant association between gestational hypertension or preeclampsia and decreased likelihood of male delivery.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsVVV during pregnancy, especially SBP-CV, was independently associated with GH and PE. These results suggested that VVV could provide additional information to identify pregnant women at high risk of GH or PE. Further studies exploring prospective association between VVV, GH and PE are warranted.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the clinical factors affecting pregnancy rates following the surgical removal of intrauterine adhesions (IUAs) and subsequent in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). We retrospectively evaluated case data from patients who had undergone hysteroscopic surgery to remove varying degrees of IUAs and who had subsequently received assisted reproductive treatments with IVF-ET (in all 140 cycles) at our hospital between January, 2011 and January, 2015. The patient data were divided into either the pregnancy or non-pregnancy groups based on the pregnancy outcomes, and a number of clinico...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Hu Y, Yu L, Xia F, Liang F, Cheng C, Huang Y, Xiao L Abstract Effect of laparoscopic myomectomy on the serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and the ovarian function of patients with uterine fibroids was studied. Ninety patients with uterine fibroids admitted to The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, from March 2013 to July 2014, were randomly divided into the experimental group (n=45) and the control group (n=45). The experimental group was treated with laparoscopic myomectomy, and the control group was tre...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang J, Li J Abstract Efficacy and safety of the combination of magnesium sulfate, phentolamine and nifedipine in the treatment of patients with hypertensive disorder complicating pregnancy (HDCP) and its effect on hemodynamics and urinary protein level were investigated. One hundred and six patients with HDCP diagnosed at the Affiliated Hospital of Beihua University from February 5, 2016 to May 9, 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into the magnesium sulfate group and the combination group, according to the therapeutic schemes. The efficacy 1 week later was observed. The general cl...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Women with unexplained pregnancy loss demonstrated similar thrombin generation in the first trimester, regardless of the pregnancy outcome. CAT parameters failed to predict pregnancy outcome in women with recurrent unexplained pregnancy loss. Our results should be interpreted with caution due to the small number of participants. PMID: 31599511 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
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