Women’s Experience and Understanding of Food Cravings in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study in Women Receiving Prenatal Care at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

ConclusionsA better understanding of food cravings may assist with the development of interventions to improve eating behaviors and reduce eating-related distress during pregnancy. Acceptance regarding food cravings was indicated as a way to diffuse pregnancy-related stress. These findings contribute to our understanding of psychological influences on eating behaviors in pregnant women.
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

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[USAID] On December 27 and December 31, 2019, the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the first two in a series of global health awards to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study determined that there is a relationship between insomnia and depressive symptoms and that pregnant women experiencing insomnia presented with more depressive symptoms.Keywords: Depressions, last trimester, pregnancy, sleep characteristics.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: Due to general lack of awareness towards toxoplasmosis observed among both health workers and pregnant women in Temeke Municipality, we recommend health policy on maternal and child healthcare to address prenatal screening that is aimed at providing early diagnosis for any possible congenital toxoplasmosis as well as diseases that are currently screened in Tanzania such as HIV, syphilis and malaria. Integrating a One Health approach in educating medical professionals and the vulnerable population of pregnant women on the importance of congenital zoonoses will promote awareness and preventive practices towards t...
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Background: Stillbirth is a major adverse perinatal outcome especially in low and middle income countries across the globe. Certain factors relating to mothers from such countries may be associated with this adverse condition.Objectives: To determine the prevalence of stillbirth and also explore the maternal socio-demographic factors associated with stillbirth among mothers in rural communities in Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State Nigeria who gave birth between January 2012 and December 2016.Methods: All case files of mothers who were delivered of their babies were accessed at the sampled health faciliti...
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Reproductive ToxicologyAuthor(s): Yukiko Nishihama, Nozomi Tatsuta, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Kunihiko Nakai, Takahiro Arima, Ikuma Fujiwara, Nobuo Yaegashi, Ayano Takeuchi, Shoji F. Nakayama, the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) GroupAbstractCongenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) include a broad group of birth defects. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is suspected to be one of the risk factors for CAKUT, and the use of personal care products (PCPs) is a source of EDC exposure. Therefore, this study aimed to inves...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
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Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Pregnancy HypertensionAuthor(s): Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Ova Emilia, Shaun Brennecke, Jane Gunn, Sharon Licqurish, Phyllis LauAbstractGlobally, almost maternal mortality caused by HDP occurs in low to middle-income countries (LMIC); yet, limited guidance is available to local primary care practitioners who are usually the main health care providers. This review examined existing international practice guidelines to identify potential practices to improve HDP management in Indonesian primary care. We performed a structured literature search strategies and snowballi...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Amihai Rottenstreich, Misgav Rottenstreich, Zvi Ehrlich, Yosef Ezra, David Mankuta, Simcha Yagel, Doron Kabiri, Uriel Elchalal, Gabriel LevinAbstractObjectiveHistory of prior preterm birth (PTB) represents one of the strongest risk factors for recurrent PTB. Nevertheless, whether the occurrence of PTB in multifetal gestation is associated with increased risk of PTB in subsequent pregnancies remains unclear. We aimed to determine the recurrence risk of PTB in a subsequent singleton preg...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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