Pregnant women who work nights ‘at greater risk of miscarriage’
Women who work two or more night shifts in one week may have a greater risk of miscarriage the following week, according to Danish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
The glucose test used in all pregnant women in Ontario could predict future heart disease, even if the women tested have mildly elevated blood glucose levels, a new study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Sleep tips during pregnancy
Pregnancy can take a toll on your body. But as much as you need sleep during pregnancy, it doesn't always come easily. Understand how pregnancy affects sleep and what you can do to rest comfortably. Why does pregnancy cause fatigue? During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone increase and your metabolism is running high. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Forced pregnancy in Italy violated ‘woman’s human right to health’, UN experts rule 
The Italian Government violated a woman ’s “human right to health” after a law which denied her the right to refuse fertility treatment she had previously agreed to, “led her to undergo a forced pregnancy”, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) said on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
(Reuters Health) - Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smoking pot in pregnancy may raise risks for baby
As more states legalize cannabis, doctors are concerned it may give the false impression that it's safe to use during pregnancy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miscarriage Risk Strongly Tied to Age, Pregnancy History
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- The risk for miscarriage varies greatly with maternal age, has a strong recurrence pattern, and is increased after some adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online March 20 in The BMJ. Maria C.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smoking pot during pregnancy may cause psychosis in children later in life
Expecting mothers who smoke marijuana or use the drug in any form may be putting their children at risk for psychosis later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delivery-associated sepsis: trends in prevalence and mortality
Sepsis is a leading cause of pregnancy-related mortality. Previous studies have reported an increased prevalence of sepsis during pregnancy. Despite national campaigns to increase sepsis awareness, there is a lack of pregnancy-specific guidelines. While rates of delivery-associated sepsis have increased, case fatality has decreased. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal sepsis: new concepts, new practices
Sepsis is a leading cause of severe maternal morbidity and maternal death. As pregnancy-related sepsis can be difficult to recognize, clinicians should maintain a low threshold for early evaluation and treatment. Obstetricians have a heightened understanding of the physiologic changes in pregnancy and play a vital role in coordinating patient care and improving outcomes. The recent 2016 and 2017 revisions of definitions for maternal sepsis and treatment should be incorporated into clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth establishes Satellite Group in the United States
We are delighted to announce that Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth has established a US Satellite.The main purpose of the Satellite is to disseminate Cochrane Reviews and to promote Cochrane and its work in the United States, while supporting and developing the US-based community of Cochrane members.This newly-established US Satellite is currently funded byCMU School of Health Sciences , and is currently seeking external funding. They are based at theCentral Michigan University (CMU) School of Health Sciences andIndiana University School of Medicine ’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. the satellite also has ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Carer, 49, was devastated to discover her 'miracle baby bump' was two grapefruit-sized tumours 
Josephine Clinton, 49, of Bucknall in Staffordshire, took a hopeful pregnancy test in August 2017 when she became unable to shift her bloated midriff while her arms and legs looked 'like sticks'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in one week may have a heightened risk of miscarriage the following week, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nine labor nurses at one hospital are pregnant at the same time
Is there something in the water at Maine Medical Center? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

iTether Technologies, U of Arizona doctor team up on app for pregnant women with substance abuse disorder
The new platform will help women book  appointments, talk to counselors online and message doctors.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nine nurses are pregnant at a Maine hospital. They all work in the baby-delivery unit.
The nurses are all expecting children within a four-month range in the spring and summer, a quirk of fate the hospital is calling a 'baby boom.' (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

Federal judge ends North Carolina ban on abortions after 20 weeks
A U.S. federal court struck down North Carolina's decades-old ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying any "week- or event-specific" abortion ban is unconstitutional. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy
During pregnancy, the uterus can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the low back and legs. In this article, we look at how to relieve sciatica using stretches, exercise, massage, and other methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

South Africa: Young Mother to Sue Dept of Health After Giving Birth to 'Decapitated' Baby
[News24Wire] The DA is calling for an independent investigation after a 19-year-old mother from Boksburg gave birth to a "decapitated" baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Risk for Miscarriage Increased With Night Work During Pregnancy
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- Night work during pregnancy seems to confer an increased risk for miscarriage, with the risk increased for two or more night shifts the previous week, according to a study published online March 25 in Occupational&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Levothyroxine provides no pregnancy benefits to women with thyroid antibodies
According to data, presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, euthyroid women treated with levothyroxine did not have improved chances of having a live birth, if they were also positive for thyroid antibodies.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Psychotropic medication use and intimate partner violence at 4 years postpartum: results from an Australian pregnancy cohort study - Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Papadopoullos S, Mensah F, Hegarty K, Giallo R, Brown S.
BACKGROUND: In the perinatal period, maternal mental health problems and intimate partner violence often co-occur. We aimed to examine associations between psychotropic medication use and intimate partner violence (IPV) in an Australian population-based sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The German W-DEQ version B-Factor structure and prediction of posttraumatic stress symptoms six weeks and one year after childbirth - K önig J.
The Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire is a frequently used measure in the context of childbirth. There are two versions with identical items for use during pregnancy (version A, fear of childbirth) and postpartum (version B, subjective exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Out to Promote New Female Condom
[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care is holding workshops with various stakeholders to come up with ways of preventing the spread of HIV, STIs and unintended pregnancy through revitalised female condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Who Work at Night Face Miscarriage Risk
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in a week may increase their risk of miscarriage in the next seven days, a new European study finds. Danish researchers led by Dr. Luise Moelenberg Begtrup, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of Pregnancy May Persist Long After Delivery Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of Pregnancy May Persist Long After Delivery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Miscarriage risk linked with night shift work
Study important for occupational health Related items fromOnMedica Night shifts worsen diabetes risk for unhealthy women NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health Government will approve home-use of early abortion pills Miscarriage risk higher with age and previous pregnancy problems Youngest and oldest mothers ’ babies have highest risk of problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women who work two or more night shifts a week have a greater risk of miscarriage
Danish researchers analysed data of 20,000 women over a six year period. It is believed that light exposure during night hours affects important hormones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Masimo wins FDA 510(k) for Rad-67 pulse co-oximeter
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Rad-67 pulse co-oximeter system. The Rad-67 offers both Rainbow non-invasive hemoglobin measurement and measure-through motion and low perfusion SET pulse oximetry, and can be used with the Irvine, Calif.-based company’s Rainbow DCI-mini sensor for spot-check monitoring. The system also features a rechargeable battery with a six-hour run time and a high-resolution color display with touchscreen navigation. Masimo said that the combination of spot-check monitoring measurements of both oxygen saturation and non-invasive hemoglobin makes it viable as...
Source: Mass Device - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

NIH-led task force on pregnancy and lactation receives two-year renewal
Group to help enhance inclusion of pregnant women and nursing mothers in clinical research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 25, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Catastrophic Cyclone Idai leaves pregnant women vulnerable in three countries
MATUNDO, Mozambique/LILONGWE, Malawi –Eleven days ago, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique then crossed into Zimbabwe, leaving a wide path of destruction across Eastern Africa. By the time the storm struck, communities throughoutMalawiandMozambiquewere already reeling from days of fatal downpours and flooding. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Dad's Smoking Tied to Baby's Heart Defect Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis suggests smoke exposure from any source is problematic during pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A New Male Birth Control Pill is Being Tested. Here ’s What to Know
A second male birth control pill succeeded in preliminary testing, suggesting that a new form of contraception may eventually exist. The new pill, which works similarly to female contraception, passed initial safety tests and produced hormone responses consistent with effective birth control in 30 men, according to research presented by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Washington at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. (The study has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.) It’s early days for the drug — which has not yet been submitted for approval by the ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Transgender men can still get PREGNANT after a year of testosterone injections
Researchers from Tel Aviv-Sourasky Medical Center in Israel studied 52 trans men and found they were still fertile as women. Pictured, Wyley Simpson fell pregnant while taking testosterone therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados Are Being Recalled in 6 States Over Listeria Concerns
A California-based avocado grower has issued a recall of avocados sent to at least six U.S. states over fears they could be contaminated by potentially fatal bacteria. Henry Avocado said Saturday it was concerned the bacteria listeria monocytogenes could be present in the avocados that it had sold in bulk to stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The company says the offending fruit can be identified by stickers reading “bravocado,” or, in the case of its organic avocados, stickers including the words “organic” and “California.” Listeria can ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized onetime Recall Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Risks to Babies of Older Fathers
Most women know that reproductive risks to themselves and their babies rise as they get older, but few men realize that their advancing years may also confer a risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Parenting Sperm Age, Chronological Men and Boys Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UNFPA Supports Sexual and Reproductive Health After Floods Cut Off Zimbabwe Districts
[UNFPA] Harare -Displaced women, among them pregnant women, have lost critical health supplies including ante-natal care records, iron supplements and ARVs, which have been washed away with their belongings in flooding across two provinces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arizona MD Creates mHealth App for Pregnant Women Dealing With SUD
Details a physician at the University of Arizona who is using a $10,000 prize from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to modify an existing mHealth platform for use by new and expecting mothers. The app was originally developed for people dealing with substance use disorder (SUD), and will be used to assist women who are pregnant or parenting and who are also dealing with SUD. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 25, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UA Physician and iTether create app for pregnant women, new moms, with opioid addiction
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Grant allows for development of new online platform. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D imaging detects foetal abnormalities before birth
Scientists say new detectors can be used by any hospital Related items fromOnMedica Child heart health may be determined by size of fetus in early pregnancy Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Link found between birth size and heart function Scotland launches worldwide search for radiologists Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rattlesnake venom-induced recurrent coagulopathy in first trimester pregnant women - two cases - Moore EC, Porter LM, Ruha AM.
Delayed or recurrent coagulopathy can occur up to 14 days after North American rattlesnake envenomation in patients that have been treated with Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (CroFab). There is little data in the literature characterizing the sequelae of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mental disorders and suicide attempts in the pregnancy and postpartum periods compared with non-pregnancy: a population-based study - Mota NP, Chartier M, Ekuma O, Nie Y, Hensel JM, MacWilliam L, McDougall C, Vigod S, Bolton JM.
OBJECTIVE:: To compare the rate of mental disorders (i.e., mood and anxiety, substance use, psychotic disorders) and suicide attempts within the same group of women across the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum periods, and between this perinatal coh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sperm DNA Damage May Lead to Repeat Miscarriages: Study
SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 -- When couples experience recurrent pregnancy loss, it's natural for them to want to know why. Now, a new study suggests that sperm DNA damage could be a factor. Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as the consecutive loss of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies' Hearts
SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 -- Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn. For the new study, investigators in China reviewed 125 studies that included a total of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

T4 Doesn't Prevent Miscarriages in Antibody-Positive Women T4 Doesn't Prevent Miscarriages in Antibody-Positive Women
Giving thyroid hormone replacement before conception didn't prevent miscarriages or other adverse pregnancy outcomes in euthyroid women with thyroid peroxidase antibodies, shows the TABLET trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 24, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

BPA exposure during pregnancy can alter circadian rhythms
(The Endocrine Society) Exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to changes in circadian rhythms, according to a mice study to be presented Monday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. The researchers report these changes may be a contributing factor in hyperactivity seen in BPA-exposed mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the first postpartum depression drug works
This week the Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment specifically targeting postpartum depression, a condition that can impact women following childbirth, sometimes even starting during pregnancy. Symptoms can include sadness, loss of energy and feelings of guilt and worthlessness. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss how the new drug works and how a new personalized video game can help stroke victims. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Surge in Bans on Abortion Before Most People Know They Are Even Pregnant
Antiabortion activists and politicians have kicked their decades-long agenda to ban abortion in America into high gear through a series of increasingly radical and dangerous state-level laws. Between January 1, 2019 and March 20, 2019, 304 abortion restrictions were introduced in states across the country. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeat miscarriages
(The Endocrine Society) Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Waiting to Get Pregnant? Know the Risks
Are you over 35 and ready to get pregnant for the first time? An OB/GYN suggests creating a "reproductive life plan," scheduling a checkup, and doing these other things. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news