Largest study of sickness in pregnancy launches
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Women with severe sickness during pregnancy are being invited to join the largest study of the condition in Europe, led by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law
Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Pregnancy saved my life': Anorexic woman says a surprise baby gave her a reason to live 
An Australian woman, 22, who was told she would die when her weight plummeted to 37 kilos has revealed that a surprise pregnancy saved her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blurred lines: A pregnant man's tragedy tests gender notions
Doctors report a tragic case of a hospital not acting urgently when a pregnant transgender man arrived in labor that ended in a stillbirth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Assess benzodiazepines ’ risk-benefit before use in early pregnancy
Study shows strong association of spontaneous abortion with taking benzodiazepines in early pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy Postnatal depression missed far more often in dads than mums Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage
A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy
Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of parts of the digestive system. It is possible for women with ulcerative colitis to get pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy, and give birth safely. Learn more about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: news

CDC: Three in Five Pregnancy-related Deaths May Be Preventable
Sixty percent of pregnancy-related deaths for which timing was known from 2011-2015 were preventable, according to a new CDCMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage
A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
When taken in early pregnancy, the anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepins raise the risk for a miscarriage in the first trimester by 11%, according to new research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Miscarriage Up With Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- The risk for spontaneous abortion (SA) is increased among early pregnancies with incident exposure to benzodiazepines, according to a study published online May 15 in JAMA Psychiatry. Odile Sheehy, from the Centre... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines in early pregnancy tied to heightened risk of miscarriage
Pregnant women who take a class of drugs that's often prescribed for anxiety or insomnia may run a higher risk of miscarriage, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms of gestational diabetes, such as increased thirst and blurred vision, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law
The American Civil Liberties Union, its Ohio branch and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman's pregnancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Severe pregnancy sickness: 'I thought I was dying'
Hannah is one of 5,000 UK women to share their experience of extreme pregnancy sickness with BBC News. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women are being forced to give birth on BEDBUG-infested sheets in a south London hospital
King's College Hospital (pictured) in Denmark Hill, south London, confirmed its 50-bed maternity ward is being treated by a pest-control team for the creepy crawlies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It May Not Be a Bad Thing Fewer U.S. Babies Were Born in 2018 Than in Any Year Since 1986
With American women increasingly delaying having children, fewer U.S. babies were born in 2018 than in any year since 1986, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). About 3.7 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, 2% fewer than in 2017, according to the NCHS. Birth numbers fell across racial groups, with declines charted among white, black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian women. In 2018, the U.S. saw not only a 32-year low in total births, but also a record-setting dip in national fertility rates. Based on 2018 data,...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC data Demography fertility Pregnancy public health Source Type: news

Opioid-exposed newborns may react to pain differently after birth
(Penn State) Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to Penn State research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association between benzodiazepine use in early pregnancy, miscarriage risk
(JAMA Network) Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia and mood disorders. This observational study examined the risk of miscarriage associated with their use in early pregnancy by drug class, specific agent and short- or long-acting formulation in about 442,000 pregnancies in Canada from 1998 through 2015. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Never forget: Those who insist CO2 will destroy the world are the same people who claim men can get pregnant and give birth
(Natural News) The Charlotte Observer‘s Anna Douglas can’t stop gushing about a North Carolina woman who now identifies as a “man,” and who’s also pregnant with child. Like many LGBT-allied libtards, Douglas believes that taking artificial hormones and pretending to be the opposite sex is some kind of modern miracle as opposed to a serious... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant Tied to Reduced Risk for Preterm Birth
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- Quitting smoking, especially early in pregnancy, is associated with a reduced risk for preterm birth, even for high-frequency cigarette smokers, according to a study published online April 19 in JAMA Network Open. Samir... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tool Predicts Seizure Risk During, After Pregnancy
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- A prognostic model can predict the risk for seizures in pregnant women with epilepsy on medication, according to a study published online May 13 in PLOS Medicine. John Allotey, Ph.D., from the Queen Mary University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung damage in children linked to chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products
(Natural News) More and more new and expecting parents are going out of their way to ensure their children don’t consume toxin-laden foods, with many women opting for organic foods and natural ingredients during pregnancy and then extending this philosophy to their children once they move past breast milk. However, many of these same parents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe pregnancies for displaced mothers as mobile clinics reach deep into Kachin camps
MYITKYINA, Myanmar - When Ja Htoi Lu was pregnant with her second child, she felt fine, and didn ’t see much point in taking time from her chores to go for antenatal visits.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why Politics Should Be Kept Out of Miscarriages
The possible problems of a new Georgia law, including causing further pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Miscarriages Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Georgia Women and Girls Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Boy born at 27 weeks weighing the same as a loaf of BREAD defies the slim odds to survive
Hannah Robertson, 26, of Rosyth in Fife, was diagnosed with twin-twin transfusion syndrome after she endured crippling back pain at 26 weeks pregnant. Bowie survived but his twin Felix died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals to test mums-to-be for risky group-B strep
A pilot study will compare two tests with the current approach of testing only "high risk" pregnant women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cure for the devastating pregnancy complication that Beyonce suffered?
Preeclampsia is a common condition characterised by high blood pressure which can harm mother and baby. Scientists in France found a molecule secreted by the placenta is responsible and reduced it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics after childbirth could avert dangerous infections
Thousands of women could be spared pain and long-term health problems, trial suggestsThousands of women every year could be spared painful and occasionally life-threatening infections if doctors administered preventive antibiotics after every assisted childbirth, a major trial has found.A single dose of antibiotics within six hours of childbirth nearly halved the number of infections in women whose babies were delivered with either forceps or ventouse suction cups, procedures that are used in one in eight UK births.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Antibiotics Health Medical research Childbirth Pregnancy Society Science UK news Source Type: news

An Antibiotic Shot May Prevent Some Infections of Pregnancy
Prophylactic antibiotics may help when women who are giving birth require the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antibiotics Pregnancy and Childbirth Infections Source Type: news

Give antibiotic after operative vaginal birth to cut infection rates
Almost halves risk of infection and reduces visits to GPs and midwives – especially after episiotomy Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Midwife-led birth safest for straightforward pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Postnatal depression missed far more often in dads than mums
Far more must be done to improve understanding of paternal PND so it ’s not brushed off as simply stress Related items fromOnMedica Armed forces wives at greater risk of perinatal depression Well over half of people have never had an STI test Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Assess pregnant and new mums ’ mental health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy
Free calculator helps identify women at high risk of seizure, and inform their care and drug management Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Midwife-led birth safest for straightforward pregnancy Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

11-year-old rape victim couldn't have abortion under new Ohio law
Under Ohio's new "heartbeat bill," abortions after about six weeks are prohibited, even if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAAA-Supported Research: State policies that regulate alcohol/drug use during pregnancy cause worse birth outcomes, increase public health costs
A new study finds that several state-level policies targeting alcohol and drug use during pregnancy lead to greater numbers of low birthweight and preterm births, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars more in public health spending each year.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to prevent gestational diabetes
Although it is not always possible to prevent gestational diabetes, eating well and exercising regularly to achieve or maintain a healthy weight can reduce the risk. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Can forum play contribute to counteracting abuse in health care? A pilot intervention study in Sri Lanka - Swahnberg K, Zbikowski A, Wijewardene K, Josephson A, Khadka P, Jeyakumaran D, Mambulage U, Infanti JJ.
Obstetric violence refers to the mistreatment of women in pregnancy and childbirth care by their health providers. It is linked to poor quality of care, lack of trust in health systems, and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Evidence of interventions ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The impact of objective and subjective sleep parameters on depressive symptoms during pregnancy in women with a mental disorder: an explorative study - Bais B, Lindeboom R, van Ravesteyn L, Tulen J, Hoogendijk W, Lambregtse-van den Berg M, Kamperman A.
This study evaluated both objective and subjective sleep quality and the effects on the subsequent course of antepartum depressive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ghana: My Dreadful Journey to Motherhood
[Ghanaian Times] I was diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) again, in April 2018, a complication in pregnancy that is characterised by uncontrollable nausea, vomiting, dehydration and weight loss. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Twins given just a 10% chance of survival celebrate their first birthday after operation in the WOMB
Sherrie Foulger, 32, of Derbyshire, had surgery at 21 weeks pregnant to save her babies, Roma and Reeve Armstrong. They had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, which can be deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Teenage Pregnancy Higher in Primary Than High Schools
[New Zimbabwe] ADOLESCENT pregnancy in Zimbabwe varies widely according to wealth, geographical location and education, the recently released 2019 UNPFA state of the world population report said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Impact of Early Sexual Initiation on Boys
A survey finds that most boys who had sex before age 13 had not yet had comprehensive sex education in school. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Sex Youth Men and Boys Dating and Relationships Sex Education Pregnancy and Childbirth Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers
(University College London) A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs need better training in opioid tapering
Toolkit launched to tackle opioid use Related items fromOnMedica Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Doctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugs GPs defend practice on prescribing statins MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Older fathers a risk to health of partners and unborn children
Men should be counselled on risks linked to paternal age Related items fromOnMedica Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Obese couples take longer to achieve pregnancy Patients face postcode lottery for IVF, new data shows Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice Doubled use of ICSI did not improve outcomes in US (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women who don't get enough vitamin D risk having children with schizophrenia
(Natural News) Your body needs essential vitamins and minerals to work properly. According to several studies, pregnant women need to get enough vitamin D to protect their babies from conditions such as autism and schizophrenia. Vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin Like calcium, vitamin D is essential for bone health. The vitamin helps lower a person’s risk for heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal microbes mediate diet-derived damage
(The Physiological Society) New research in The Journal of Physiology has found, using a mouse model, that microbes in the maternal intestine may contribute to impairment of the gut barrier during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Couple who are pregnant 4 months after their first baby was stillborn share their journey
Amanda and Mitch Feltmann, of Minnesota, knew their first child was struggling in the womb, but didn't realize she would be stillborn. Now they are navigating an unexpected second pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Health Department Launches Campaign to Get More Wisconsin Children Immunized
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the launch of a statewide campaign toencourage parents to get their children immunized. The campaign includes advertisements on radio, the web, and social media platforms, and is targeted to parents of children 0-3 years old, and pregnant women who are making decisions about immunizing their babies. “Immunizations are safe and effective and not only protect the child, but the people...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news