Uganda: Pre-Eclampsia Second Leading Cause of Maternal Mortality in Uganda
[Nile Post] In revelation by the ministry of health, pre-eclampsia has surged to become the second leading cause of maternal mortality in Uganda, responsible for a staggering 13 percent of maternal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 14, 2024 Category: OBGYN Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Pregnancy and Childbirth Uganda Source Type: news

America ’ s Growing Birthweight Crisis
Americans are increasingly at risk of having lower incomes, poorer health, and a worse shot at opportunity even before they are born. More babies are now born with low birthweights than in the last 30 years. This has caused growing inequalities that can persist if not properly addressed. In certain parts of the country, that risk may be ten-times greater. Underweight newborns are at an increased risk of long term health challenges, lower IQ scores, and developmental delays. New data shows that the frequency of this problem is rising with more than 300,000 newborns now experiencing low birthweight. This public hea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeremy Ney Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

A data duel over U.S. maternal mortality
Experts agree that the U.S. maternal mortality rate is unacceptably high. And year after year of data show that disadvantaged groups, particularly Black and Native American women, die at even higher rates than women in the United States overall during pregnancy and childbirth. But controversy broke out last week over just how bad the situation is, when a paper by academic epidemiologists published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ( AJOG ) provoked unusual pushback from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The paper suggested a widely reported tripling in t...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Are the Health Problems for Off-Spring of Mothers with Pre-eclampsia?
Discussion “Pre-eclampsia is a complex multisystem disease, diagnosed by sudden-onset hypertension (> 20 weeks of gestation) and at least one other associated complication, including proteinuria, maternal organ dysfunction or uteroplacental dysfunction…[It] is one of the most severe complications of pregnancy and a leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality.” Deaths per year world wide are estimated to be 500,000 babies and > 70,000 women. Women that survive have decreased life-expectancy and it is estimated that > 300 million women and children are at “…increase...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 4, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Warning for vegan mothers-to-be as study suggests plant-based diet can raise risk of pre-eclampsia by 5-fold
Danish experts discovered pregnant women following plant-based diets were five times more likely to develop preeclampsia. Vegan mothers also delivered newborns weighing 240g less. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cambridge lab grows 'mini-placentas' for pre-eclampsia study
Pre-eclampsia affects millions of women worldwide yet is little understood, say scientists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mini-Placentas Help Explain What Happens in Pre-eclampsia Mini-Placentas Help Explain What Happens in Pre-eclampsia
A cellular model of the early placenta reveals how uterine natural killer cells influence placental development, providing a roadmap for understanding pre-eclampsia.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin: No Flares in Pregnant Patients With IBD Low-Dose Aspirin: No Flares in Pregnant Patients With IBD
Low-dose aspirin is recommended for pregnant women who are at risk of hypertensive disorders, such as eclampsia, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Africa: Early Births - Between 34 and 37 Weeks - for Moms With Pre-Eclampsia Can Reduce Baby and Mother Deaths
[The Conversation Africa] About half a million babies die each year as a result of pre-eclampsia, an aggressive and potentially life-threatening problem in pregnancy. Approximately 46,000 women also die each year due to the disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

How Late Can You Give Routine Newborn Care?
Discussion Routine newborn screening and treatment is focused on assisting the infant’s transition to extrauterine life, screening for health problems that may or may not be easily identifiable, and preventing acute or chronic health problems. Healthy infants begin with healthy pregnancies including risk factor assessment and screening of mothers. Such routine maternal screening and treatment does or may include glucose tolerance tests, ultrasound examinations, screenings for maternal blood type (with appropriate administration of Rho(D) immunoglobulin if appropriate), Hepatitis B, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Cyt...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Late Can You Give Routine Newborn Care?
Discussion Routine newborn screening and treatment is focused on assisting the infant’s transition to extrauterine life, screening for health problems that may or may not be easily identifiable, and preventing acute or chronic health problems. Healthy infants begin with healthy pregnancies including risk factor assessment and screening of mothers. Such routine maternal screening and treatment does or may include glucose tolerance tests, ultrasound examinations, screenings for maternal blood type (with appropriate administration of Rho(D) immunoglobulin if appropriate), Hepatitis B, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Cyt...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why is pre-eclampsia still causing the deaths of mothers and their babies?
The condition affects up to 6% of all pregnancies yet understanding of its causes and how to treat it remains basicHaving had one normal pregnancy, Emma Bailey assumed that her second experience of childbirth would progress relatively smoothly. But, at 34 weeks, she began to suffer sudden bursts of stabbing pain just underneath her ribcage.“It was really excruciating pain,” she remembers. “I was admitted to hospital, but they sent me home, saying it was probably just anxiety. I then had to be readmitted the very next day because I was in agony.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Science Pregnancy Health Maternal mortality Stroke Heart attack High blood pressure Infant and child mortality UK news Aspirin Parents and parenting Medical research Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Source Type: news

Maternal obesity stronger predictor of later cardiovascular disease than pregnancy complications
Researchers found that obesity during pregnancy, rather than complications in pregnancy related to obesity, such as pre-eclampsia, better predicts the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, demonstrating the importance of a healthy weight at this life stage. Women who are obese before and during pregnancy face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease after pregnancy.... Read moreThe post Maternal obesity stronger predictor of later cardiovascular disease than pregnancy complications appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - October 12, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Carolyn Scott Tags: Women's health Obesity Pregnancy Source Type: news

The World ’s Progress on Mortality and Decease Between 2000 and Today
The World’s Progress on Mortality and Decease Between 2000 and Today In this story, I will I’ll share and explain a beautiful data visualization showing some inspiring progress on eight metrics from The World Bank. The metrics are about mortality and disease, so while we look at the chart, let’s…#worldbank #easterneurope #southeastasia #africa #eclampsia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of first time mums in pre-eclampsia study
Doctors in Cambridge hope to understand more about pre-eclampsia and other placental complications. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news