Pregnant mother discovers lemon-sized cyst on her ovary is the remains of her own TWIN
Hannah Bridgewater, from Staffordshire, was nine months pregnant with her daughter Lexie when she collapsed and was rushed to hospital. That is when doctors found the huge cyst on her right ovary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chest compression of a pregnant woman by a seatbelt might affect fetal outcome, even in minor to moderate frontal vehicle collisions - Ishiko A, Hitosugi M, Takaso M, Mizuno K, Tsuji S, Ono T, Kimura F, Murakami T.
INTRODUCTION: Pregnant women often suffer from negative fetal outcomes, despite wearing a seatbelt correctly. When restrained vehicle passengers are involved in a frontal collision without suffering from any injuries, the forces they experience are particu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and risk of fetal and neonatal death: a meta-analysis with socioeconomic context indicators - Pastor-Moreno G, Ruiz-Perez I, Henares-Montiel J, Petrova D.
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the results from observational studies examining the risk of fetal and neonatal death (perinatal death) as a function of the experience of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during pregnancy and examine the influence of socioeconomic c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation During Pregnancy Reduces Enamel Defects in Offspring Vitamin D Supplementation During Pregnancy Reduces Enamel Defects in Offspring
High-dose vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy decreases the risk of enamel defects in offspring, according to a post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Ursodeoxycholic Acid Ineffective for Liver Disorder of Pregnancy Ursodeoxycholic Acid Ineffective for Liver Disorder of Pregnancy
Ursodeoxycholic acid, the currently recommended treatment for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), does not reduce adverse perinatal outcomes and its routine use"should be reconsidered," conclude investigators in the PITCHES randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'How We Helped 10-Year-Old Mum Deliver Baby'
[Daily Trust] Makurdi -Danger period not over - Obstetrician (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obstetric violence: influences of the Senses of Birth exhibition in pregnant women childbirth experience - Lansky S, Souza KV, Peixoto ERM, Oliveira BJ, Diniz CSG, Vieira NF, Cunha RO, Friche AAL.
Excessive interventions during labor in Brazil have been reported as disrespect and abuse and contribute to neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. The Senses of Birth exhibition aims to encourage normal birth to promote health and improve the exper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a Mediterranean diet instead of sticking with their usual eating habits, a recent experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Endometriosis Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Leslie V. Farland, Sc.D., from University of Arizona... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Ekurhuleni Marks World Breastfeeding Week
[SAnews.gov.za] The City of Ekurhuleni marked the World Breastfeeding Week by hosting a workshop at Barcelona in Etwatwa to impart knowledge and encourage young mothers to breastfeed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Let's Talk! Commits to Ending Early and Unintended Pregnancy in East and Southern Africa
[UNFPA] Johannesburg -Caroline had just completed her high school education when she found out that she was six months pregnant. But her boyfriend abandoned her and she found she was no longer welcome in her parents' home. She had to put her dreams on hold and focus her efforts on raising her child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Breastfeeding Lawmaker Sparks Uproar in Parliament
[VOA] The Kenyan parliament's ejection of a female lawmaker for bringing her five-month-old baby to a session Wednesday has sparked debate on breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Kenya's parliament in 2017 passed a motion compelling employers to provide safe spaces for mothers and their children. Proponents of the legislation say little progress has been made since. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

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)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young females get physically, sexually abused to get pregnant, study says
About 17 percent of teens and young adults have suffered physical and sexual abuse as a form of reproductive coercion. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endometriosis Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Endometriosis Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Endometriosis was associated with increased risk for spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancy, and preeclampsia, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Babies whose mothers who did a 'workout for two' have better motor skills
When pregnant mothers walked, jogged or did spin three times a week, their babies were already stronger and more coordinated in the first month of life, East Carolina University research found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nairobi Summit – Towards a Watershed Moment
By Dr. Ida Odinga, EGHNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 2019 (IPS) In 2019 a female scientist created an algorithm that gave the world the first ever images of a black hole. Working with a team of astronomers, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, a young woman led the development of a computer program that in her own words enabled them to “achieve something once thought impossible.” Photo: Heshimi KenyaDuring this same year, over 200 million women in developing countries will not have access to effective methods of contraception to delay or avoid pregnancy. Approximately 830 women a day will die during pregnancy or c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Ida Odinga Tags: Africa Civil Society Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

AI may help cut back on overutilization of CT for PE
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict -- from electronic medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Why are doctors overriding CT guidelines for PE patients? Clinical rules reduce need for CTPA during pregnancy Should radiologists become gatekeepers against overuse? Which test is best for excluding PE during pregnancy? MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pregnancy-related and maternal deaths in Hamburg, Germany: an autopsy study from 1984 - 2018 - Edler C, Sperhake JP, P üschel K, Schröder AS.
Maternal deaths are rare events in industrial nations due to high quality medical services. These are often unexpected deaths occurring during pregnancy and labor, thus often requiring forensic autopsies. Our analysis will provide an overview of the expect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Local Study Aims To Identify Early Markers Of Autism
SOUTHBORO (CBS) – Siblings of children with autism have a one-in-five chance of developing autism as well. In a first-of-its-kind study in New England, a local researcher is screening babies soon after birth to see whether the very earliest intervention might help prevent autism in these at-risk children. “I noticed that her language wasn’t increasing,” said school teacher Lauren Byron.  She suspected her almost 2-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, had autism. “Still, having somebody else assess your child and tell you that they’re on the autism spectrum was kind of devastating,” B...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Local Study Aims To Prevent Autism Through Early Intervention
SOUTHBORO (CBS) – Siblings of children with autism have a one-in-five chance of developing autism as well. In a first-of-its-kind study in New England, a local researcher is screening babies soon after birth to see whether the very earliest intervention might help prevent autism in these at-risk children. “I noticed that her language wasn’t increasing,” said school teacher Lauren Byron.  She suspected her almost 2-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, had autism. “Still, having somebody else assess your child and tell you that they’re on the autism spectrum was kind of devastating,” B...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Is Marijuana Safe When Pregnant? Researchers Want Clearer Answers
CHICAGO (AP) — Pregnancy started out rough for Leslie Siu. Morning sickness and migraines had her reeling and barely able to function at a demanding New York marketing job, so like rising numbers of U.S. mothers-to-be, she turned to marijuana. “l was finally able to get out from under my work desk,” said Siu, who later started her own pot company and says her daughter, now 4, is thriving. There’s no proof that cannabis can relieve morning sickness, and mainstream medicine advises against use in pregnancy because of studies suggesting it might cause premature birth, low birthweight and infant brain d...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Marijuana Source Type: news

Is pot safe when pregnant? Study seeks answer, draws critics
Is pot safe during pregnancy? Government-funded research seeks to find out but critics say it's unethical (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Moving during early pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk
(Reuters Health) - Moving to a new home during the first three months of pregnancy may add stresses that increase a woman's risk of having a premature birth, low birth weight and a baby that's small for its gestational age, suggests a U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Podcast: Assisted reproductive technology: an overview of Cochrane Reviews
Cochrane Overviews bring together the findings from multiple reviews and one of the largest, first published in September 2013, was updated and republished in May 2018. Cindy Farquhar, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand describes this enormous volume of evidence for assisted reproduction." Infertility is defined as failure to conceive after one year of trying. Up to one in six couples will experience this at some point in their lives and many will seek fertility treatment in the form of assisted reproduction. When they do so, they will hope that they are gett...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Breastfeeding Week-Parents Call for Enabling Environment for Nursing Mothers
[WHO] In Abuja, five-month old baby Brian grasps his mother's breast with his mouth latched on the nipple sucking the succulent and nutritious fortified natural breastmilk. When he's satisfied, he tilts his head back into his mother's arms and smiles widely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Common Therapy for Obstetric Cholestasis Found Ineffective
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 -- For women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid does not reduce adverse perinatal outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in The Lancet. Lucy C. Chappell, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercise During Pregnancy May Have Lasting Benefits for Babies
Babies whose mothers had exercised tended to perform better on tests of motor skills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Children and Childhood Parenting Source Type: news

Judge again blocks Arkansas from enforcing new abortion limit: media
A federal judge late on Tuesday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a new ban on abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy, a law that had been expected to go into effect on Wednesday after a previous judicial block expired, CNN and other media reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: Providing Nairobi's Mothers With Subsidised Day-Care Will Benefit Everyone
[The Conversation Africa] One of the major challenges that faces mothers who work is how to ensure their children are properly cared for while they are away. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Reintegrate Teenage Mothers Into Schools, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Says
[Capital FM] Kingston -First Lady Margaret Kenyatta wants teenage mothers re-integrated into schools to give them a chance to complete their education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Only One in Three Babies Are Exclusively Breastfed - Report
[Premium Times] Only one in three babies born in Nigeria are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives, a new study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: CS Magoha Puts Parents on the Spot Over Teen Pregnancies
[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday blamed the rising cases of teenage pregnancies on negligence by parents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Infant Development
TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Exercise during pregnancy may improve early neuromotor development of infant offspring, according to a study published in the August issue of Medicine& Science in Sports& Exercise. Amy Gross McMillan, Ph.D., P.T.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botswana: Boost Neonatal Care to Lower Mortality
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Alfred Madigele has called for the strengthening of neonatal care to reduce Botswana's infant mortality rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Plan B (Levonorgestrel Emergency Contraception, Morning After Pill) - updated on RxList
The Plan B " morning after pill " can provide safe and effective prevention of pregnancy after unprotected sex. (Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 6, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Only 25% of Mothers Observe Exclusive Breast-Feeding in Anambra
[Vanguard] Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency has said that only 25% of lactating mothers in the state observe exclusive breast-feeding despite the campaigns mounted in the various communities and health centres by the agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Behaviour problems in toddlers linked to prenatal parental stress
Greater support for couples before, during and after pregnancy would improve outcomes for children Related items fromOnMedica Screen time - a moral panic for the 21st century? UK lagging behind peers on child health Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse NHS investment in child health will reap rewards Hundreds of schools set to test mental health support techniques (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Preconception, prenatal, and newborn care: What new parents need to know
Pregnant mothers know they need to take steps to keep themselves and their babies healthy. But health professionals say that preparation should start even before conception. “The best way to have a healthy pregnancy is to begin before you even get pregnant,” says Brandy Eddlemon, Director of Women’s Health and Pediatric Clinical Operations for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, in this podcast. Listen to the podcast for more insights on: •What pre conception steps a woman should… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: UnitedHealthcare Source Type: news

Preconception, prenatal, and newborn care: What new parents need to know
Pregnant mothers know they need to take steps to keep themselves and their babies healthy. But health professionals say that preparation should start even before conception. “The best way to have a healthy pregnancy is to begin before you even get pregnant,” says Brandy Eddlemon, Director of Women’s Health and Pediatric Clinical Operations for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, in this podcast. Listen to the podcast for more insights on: •What pre conception steps a woman should… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: UnitedHealthcare Source Type: news

3 charged in case of pregnant teen made to drink turpentine
Three people have been charged in the case of a sexually abused teen forced to drink turpentine in an attempt to end her pregnancy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood
MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 -- Pregnant women should keep in mind that donating their umbilical cord blood could save lives, a clinical cell therapy expert says. Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors claim they can delay the menopause by 20 years
The procedure could save money by reducing treatment costs for menopause-related conditions Related items fromOnMedica Vaginal oestradiol tablet no better than placebo Midwife-led birth safest for straightforward pregnancy Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Data don ’t support HRT for chronic disease prevention MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

France drafts law to extend IVF to lesbians, single women
Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor's help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction at home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maternity Matters: A new special series of blogs and other resources from Cochrane UK
Throughout August, the Cochrane UK team are running a new special series;‘Maternity Matters’.Maternity Matters  isseries  of  blogs  and other  resources, including graphics and podcasts, sharing some of the  latest evidence on women's and babies'health, from pregnancy through to the early days after birth.  The series focuses onNHS priorities on maternity andhighlights new Cochrane Reviews orresearch. The blogs look atrisk reduction in pregnancy with new Cochrane Reviews on  smoking cessation and vitamin D; on  women ’s experiences and particular nee...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Africa: Subtle Abuse Affects Women During Childbirth
[The Conversation Africa] Stripping women of dignity and respect during childbirth is not only a violation of human rights. It also affects the health of women and babies. It's time to recognise the urgency of the problem and commit to giving women the care they deserve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Let All Employers Make It Normal for Mothers to Breastfeed At Work
[Nation] The annual World Breastfeeding Week is usually marked on August 1-7. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What's Right for You?
FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 -- Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to unhealthy post-pregnancy weight for moms, and a higher risk of obesity and related conditions in their children. But not gaining enough weight has consequences,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and maternal depression during pregnancy: a community-based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia - Belay S, Astatkie A, Emmelin M, Hinderaker SG.
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is regarded an important public health and human rights issue, characterized by physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Globally more than one in three women report physical or sexual violence by their intimate pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Podcast: Support during pregnancy for women at increased risk of low birthweight babies
The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has produced more than 600 reviews and one of its first from 1995 looked at the effects of providing support during pregnancy for women at increased risk of having a low birthweight baby. The review underwent another update in April 2019 and we asked a new member of the research team, Christine East from Monash University and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia to tell us about the importance of the review and its latest findings..Some newborn babies are smaller than expected and this can be for a number of reasons. Sometimes they are simply born early. Others may be born...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news