Prenatal smoking tied to higher risk of infant sleep-related deaths
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to have babies die suddenly in their sleep as women who avoid tobacco, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
“The first time I got drunk, I’d felt like I finally unzipped my wrong skin and slipped into a slinky new one, “writes Catherine Gray. In her new book, The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober, Gray describes her journey from fake friends, hungover mornings, and failed moderation attempts to finally finding her way to sobriety and the many joys that come with it. Yet early on Gray is unconvinced. She writes, “Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t want to not drink. My day did not look like that. But I didn’t want to drink either. The world in sobriety is much brighter, louder, rawer, and scarier t...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Disorders General Happiness Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Self-Help Treatment addiction co Source Type: news

Relationship between marital quality, social support and mental health during pregnancy - Alipour Z, Kazemi A, Kheirabadi G, Eslami AA.
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between marital quality and mental health during pregnancy. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 300 Iranian pregnant women. The ENRICH marital satisfaction subscales, levels of domestic viol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Air pollution may harm fetal cardiovascular systems
Pregnant mothers who inhale pollution may be damaging the cardiovascular systems of their unborn children, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIDS Risk Doubles If Mom Smoked in Pregnancy
If women didn't smoke during pregnancy, some 800 SIDS deaths a year could be prevented, according to a new report published online in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles Risk Of Sudden Death For Baby, Study Says
(CNN) — Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data on smoking during pregnancy from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s birth/infant death data set between 2007 and 2011 and found that the risk of death rises by .07 for each additional cigarette smoked, up to 20 a day, a typical pack of cigarettes. By the time you smoke a pack a day, the study found, yo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cigarettes Pregnancy Smoking Source Type: news

Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death
The risk for sudden unexplained infant death was more than double among infants whose mothers smoked even one cigarette a day while pregnant, but fell when they reduced or quit, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

British couple stranded in Singapore need £140,000 to bring their premature baby home
Chloe Wilkinson, 30, went into labour after just 24 weeks of being pregnant while travelling back from Australia with her partner, Patraic Walsh-Kavanagh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Up With Maternal Smoking
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- The risk for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is increased with any maternal smoking during pregnancy, according to a study published online March 11 in Pediatrics. Tatiana M. Anderson, Ph.D., from the Seattle... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Omaruru Mother Blames Hospital for Baby's Death
[Namibian] A 19-YEAR-OLD woman from Omaruru who was in labour for nearly 36 hours before giving birth to a baby who died shortly afterwards has accused medical staff of negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Smoking during pregnancy is never a good idea, but new research shows it might double the risk of a baby dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). " Any maternal smoking during pregnancy -- even just one cigarette a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: 'I Thought I'd Breastfeed My Baby for a Year. That Dream Was Short-Lived'
[Bhekisisa] We tell moms to exclusively breastfeed. But we don't tell them about all the things that get in the way of that, including depression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Gives Birth Moments After Beyond Zero Participation
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A woman gave birth moments after participating in the inaugural Beyond Zero Pregnancy 2km Walk that saw 400 pregnant women take part in the event held in the capital city on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, Rutgers study says
(Rutgers University) Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers.The study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Toxicology, found that early in the first trimester and late in the third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother's and fetus' cardiovascular systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, study warns
(Seattle Children's) The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children's Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Post-Stillbirth, When to Try to Get Pregnant Again? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Conception within 12 months of a stillbirth was common and not tied to adverse outcomes, study finds. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?
Many women wonder whether it is safe or healthy to lose weight during pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the potential risks of doing this and explain safe methods to avoid weight-related complications in pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Trilobites: Congratulations, It ’ s Twins. The Doctor Is Perplexed.
It seems like it should not be possible, but a recent case showed that sometimes a boy and a girl are born as semi-identical twins. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Twins Genetics and Heredity Sperm Eggs Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Pregnancy and Childbirth Reproduction (Biological) New England Journal of Medicine your-feed-science Source Type: news

Amag's shares fall after $323M pregnancy drug fails in post-approval trial
Nearly a decade after an injectable drug called Makena, now owned by Amag Pharmaceuticals Inc., became the standard of care for pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery, a new study of the drug failed to back up the company's claims that it helps reduce premature births. In a 1,700-person clinical trial, about 11 percent of women who were administered the drug by Waltham-based Amag (Nasdaq: AMAG) delivered their babies 35 weeks into their pregnancy or earlier. That was not significantly better… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Treatment of HCV in Pregnancy Clears Virus
(MedPage Today) -- Both mothers and infants do well in pilot study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day at the Women and Children’s Clinic – the focus on a fairer world
Claire, Women’s and Children’s Health Lead The first organized Women’s Day was held in 1909 in the United States. In 1914, we saw the first march in support of women’s right to vote in London. In the following years, many other countries started to celebrate women’s contributions to society. In 1975 the United Nations started to celebrate International Women’s Day, proclaiming March 8th the day for Women’s Rights and World Peace. Over time, International Women’s Day has shifted its focus, drawing attention to the hardships women endure in different places around the world, to...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Cost Savings Make Case for CGM Roll-out for T1D in Pregnancy Cost Savings Make Case for CGM Roll-out for T1D in Pregnancy
Offering continuous glucose monitoring to pregnant women with type 1 diabetes will not only improve clinical outcomes but lead to substantial savings in healthcare budgets, argue UK clinicians.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Kayla Itsines busts pregnancy myths, shares her go-to pregnancy workout
Itsines, who has more than 11 million Instagram followers, is expecting her first child. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

AAN: No Increased MS Relapse Risk in Postpartum Period
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) seem not to suffer from pregnancy-related relapses in the early postpartum period, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: Kayla Itsines shares her go-to pregnancy workout
The BBG and Sweat trainer is expecting her first child. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Number and timing of pregnancies influence breast cancer risk for women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers confirm the lower risk of breast cancer from multiple pregnancies and from breast feeding seen in average risk women extends to those at the highest risk of breast cancer, according to the largest prospective study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations carriers to date. Women with BRCA1 mutations who had two, three or four or more full-term pregnancies were at 21 percent, 30 percent, and 50 percent decrease risk of breast cancer compared to women with a single full-term pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses
Women with MS today can have children, breastfeed and resume their treatment without an increased risk of relapses, the study author said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perinatal promotive and protective factors for women with histories of childhood abuse and neglect - Atzl VM, Grande LA, Davis EP, Narayan AJ.
BACKGROUND: Integrative research summarizing promotive and protective factors that reduce the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on pregnant women and their babies' healthy functioning is needed. OBJECTIVE: This narrative systematic review synt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Integrase Inhibitors Drop Virus Faster in Pregnant HIV Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Raltegravir, dolutegravir both appear safe and effective in late stage pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Women Who Vape During Pregnancy May Wrongly Think It Safe Women Who Vape During Pregnancy May Wrongly Think It Safe
Health professionals advise against using any nicotine products during pregnancy, but some women are using e-cigarettes before, during or after pregnancy and thinking it's safer than smoking, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

TB Preventive Therapy Safe in Pregnant Women
(MedPage Today) --'Real world'study contradicts earlier work in HIV-infected women (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- A new study challenges the long-held belief that multiple sclerosis (MS) can flare up right after pregnancy in women with the relapsing-remitting form of the disease. In that type of MS, symptoms arise, then go into... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Folic Acid in Early Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Recurrence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Suggestive association between folic acid supplementation in early pregnancy and lower risk of autism in high-risk families (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ignorance or Ill-Motives On Pregnant School Girls in Tanzania?
[Daily News] YET again, media outlets from the West have continued with the mudslinging campaign against the government of Tanzania through publication of articles full of blatant lies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Child's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy
(University of Gothenburg) Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infection in Pregnancy Ups Child's Autism, Depression Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Same association not observed for bipolar disorder, psychosis (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Program Promotes Safer Teratogen Use in Pediatric Rheumatology Program Promotes Safer Teratogen Use in Pediatric Rheumatology
A new program has improved patient education about potentially teratogenic treatments and increased pregnancy screening in a pediatric rheumatology clinic, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the risks of anal sex?
Having anal sex can increase the risk of bacterial infection, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, and it can worsen hemorrhoids. Taking precautions can reduce many of these risks. Learn more about the risks of anal sex, and how to avoid them, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Women who vape around pregnancy may wrongly think it safe
(Reuters Health) - Health professionals advise against using any nicotine products during pregnancy, but some women are using e-cigarettes before, during or after pregnancy and thinking it's safer than smoking, U.S. researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Flu, sepsis, pneumonia during pregnancy increase autism risk
Pregnant women infected with sepsis, flu or pneumonia can increase the chances of giving birth to a baby with autism by up to 80 percent, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 41 weeks slightly safer than waiting longer
(Reuters Health) - When pregnant women have not delivered by around 41 weeks, their babies are slightly less likely to have serious complications if labor is induced instead of letting nature take its course, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exposure to infection in the womb increases risk of autism and depression, study says
Children born to women who had a severe infection during pregnancy, such as sepsis, flu or pneumonia, show an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and depression, new research finds. Yet those exposed to even a relatively minor urinary tract infection in utero also experienced an increased risk of such disorders. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long overlooked by science, pregnancy is finally getting attention it deserves
Pregnancy is essential to the future of humanity, and it’s way too mysterious. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

No Increased Risk Seen for Pregnancies Conceived Within Year of Stillbirth
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Conception within 12 months of a stillbirth is common and is not associated with an increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in The Lancet. Annette K. Regan, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan: NISS Confiscates Sudanese Newspaper for Protest Coverage
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated the print-run of El Baath newspaper again. The Sudanese Journalists Network has announced a general strike for Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Why You Should Make Ginger a Staple in Your Diet
[Observer] For women, there is perhaps no other all-round therapeutic food than ginger. What else can work out a formula to contain a heavy menstruation period (pre-pregnancy), and then work on pregnancy morning sickness? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: SOPECAM - Women Schooled On Family Plaining
[Cameroon Tribune] A two-day educative talk on different health problems has been organized in line with activities to commemorate Women's Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs
-- A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection that affects the urethra, bladder or kidney. Those who are pregnant or sexually active may be at a higher risk for UTIs. The American College of Physicians notes the top warning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nutrient therapies no help in averting depression in the overweight
Supplements and nutrition therapy failed to cut MDD risk in overweight people with early depressive symptoms Related items fromOnMedica Diet shown to reduce stroke may also lower depression risk Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Men with eating disorders struggle to get help Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news