Google Celebrates Lucy Wills, Who Found a Simple Solution to Improve the Health of Pregnant Women Everywhere
The pioneering English hematologist Lucy Wills, whose research into women’s health during pregnancy changed the lives of millions around the globe, was celebrated in Friday’s Google Doodle. Wills conducted research into prenatal macrocytic anaemia in India in the 1920s and 1930s, where pregnant textile workers in Bombay were suffering from the condition. She hypothesized that the condition, which causes red blood cells to become enlarged and can be life-threatening, was related to the diets of those affected. After feeding monkeys with the condition the popular yeasty breakfast spread Marmite, she observed tha...
Source: TIME: Science - May 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized Google onetime Source Type: news

Doctors urge hospitals to let more rural women give birth in home communities
Doctors and hospitals should be doing more to try and allow pregnant women to deliver their babies close to home, a new report says. But with specialists concentrated in urban areas, meeting the needs of pregnant women could require increased training for family doctors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Doctors urge hospitals to let women give birth in home communities
Doctors and hospitals should be doing more to try and allow pregnant women to deliver their babies close to home, a new report says. But with specialists concentrated in urban areas, meeting the needs of pregnant women could require increased training for family doctors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Kenya: Women Can't Understand How Markle Is Looking Glam Hours After Childbirth
[Nairobi News] Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has left many women speechless with her glamorous looks while addressing the media just hours after welcoming her firstborn child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Intergenerational transmission of emotion dysregulation: Part I. Psychopathology, self-injury, and parasympathetic responsivity among pregnant women - Lin B, Kaliush PR, Conradt E, Terrell S, Neff D, Allen AK, Smid MC, Monk C, Crowell SE.
The World Health Organization recently reported that maternal mental health is a major public health concern. As many as one in four women suffer from psychiatric disorders at some point during pregnancy or the first postpartum year. Furthermore, self-inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

What Do New State Abortion Laws Really Mean for Women?
The so-called fetal "heartbeat" laws ban abortion before many women even know they're pregnant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Heart Constitution (US) States (US) Georgia Kentucky your-feed-science Mississippi Ohio Source Type: news

Policies against drinking during pregnancy may actually be HARMFUL to babies
A new study, led by the University of California San Francisco, has found that alcohol and pregnancy policies result in more premature births as well as babies born with low-birth weights. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’s the Best Way to Get Rid of a Bad Aftertaste?
Ordering a dish loaded with garlic or onions can be a commitment. The flavors can linger on the tongue long after a meal is over, no matter how many breath mints you pop. But what actually causes a bad aftertaste — and is there any way to get rid of it? Cordelia Running, director of the Saliva, Perception, Ingestion and Tongues (SPIT) lab at Purdue University, says that aftertastes are generally caused by “little bits of the actual flavor stimuli that might hang around”: physical remnants of food that get caught in the mouth, for example, or molecules that remain in the saliva or mucus. Potent foods, suc...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Migraines During Pregnancy Can Increase Risks To Mother, Baby
BOSTON (CBS) – Many women of reproductive age suffer from migraines, but a new study out of Denmark finds that having these painful headaches during pregnancy may put the mother and the baby at risk. Danish researchers studied more than more than 200,000 pregnancies and found that women who had migraines during their pregnancies were at higher risk of pregnancy-related hypertension and preeclampsia and that their babies were at a higher risk of complications like low birth weight, preterm birth, respiratory problems and seizures. The hope is that treatment of migraines during pregnancy may reduce these risks to mothe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Migraines Pregnancy Source Type: news

Nut Intake in First Trimester May Benefit Child Neurodevelopment
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- Nut intake during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with long-term child neuropsychological development, according to a study published online May 7 in the European Journal of Epidemiology. Florence Gignac, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Progesterone Only Prevents Miscarriage in Women With History of Pregnancy Loss Progesterone Only Prevents Miscarriage in Women With History of Pregnancy Loss
Giving progesterone to women with bleeding early in pregnancy doesn't prevent pregnancy loss, except among women who have had a previous miscarriage, according to a study of 4,153 women treated at 48 hospitals in the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Reasons a woman may not know she's pregnant at six weeks
What you think about Georgia becoming the latest state to sign a bill that would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected is of no consequence for this story. We've heard that women often don't know they're pregnant at six weeks. We asked experts to tell us why. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida doctors kept a baby in utero for SIX WEEKS after a mom's water broke 3 months early
Maria Carbonell, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was at work in March when her water broke, just 28 weeks pregnant with her daughter, Savannah. Doctors kept the baby in utero for six weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids are the leading cause of death for pregnant women and new moms in Utah, study reveals 
The rate of women dying shortly before or after giving birth in the US is staggering, higher than in any other developed country. Each state is different but in Utah, drugs are the driving problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progesterone Offers No Benefit for Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- For women with bleeding in early pregnancy, progesterone therapy administered during the first trimester does not result in significantly more live births, according to a study published in the May 9 issue of the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may reduce the risk of miscarriage
A study published inThe New England Journal of Medicine has found that treating some women with progesterone during pregnancy can reduce the risk of miscarrying.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare aims to cut maternity care costs with new program
UnitedHealthcare Group said on Thursday it had launched a new program to cut maternity costs under which partner hospitals would be paid a fixed rate for care during and after pregnancy, rather than for every service rendered. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What's the chemistry behind the home pregnancy test? (video)
(American Chemical Society) There are many ways to find out if you're pregnant. One is to wait and see. For those of us who are a little less patient, there's the take-home chemistry kit known as a pregnancy test. But how do a little strip of paper and a few drops of urine tell you whether or not you've got a bun in the oven? Find out here: https://youtu.be/jc2_iBZ9r_k. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity in early pregnancy linked to pregnancy complications
(Wiley) In a prospective study published in Obesity of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Migraines may increase risk of pregnancy complications
(Wiley) In a study of women in Denmark with and without migraines who became pregnant, migraines were associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders in the mother. Also, in newborns, maternal migraine was associated with an increased risk of a variety of adverse outcomes, including low birth weight, preterm birth, cesarean delivery, respiratory distress syndrome, and febrile seizures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioids: Leading cause of pregnancy-related death in new Utah moms
(University of Utah Health) Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with substance abuse are at greater risk of overdosing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New connection found between NAFLD and rare pregnancy complication
(Digestive Disease Week) A new link has been found between a rare and serious condition that typically presents as itchy palms during pregnancy and the world's most common chronic liver disease, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Researchers found that intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a bile acid disorder in adults that affects roughly one of every 300 pregnancies, may be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women who suffer migraines are 'more likely to have a miscarriage
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark compared the pregnancies of 22,841 women who get migraines with 228,324 women who do not over a seven-year period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progesterone only prevents miscarriage in women with history of pregnancy loss
(Reuters Health) - Giving progesterone to women with bleeding early in pregnancy doesn't prevent pregnancy loss, except among women who have had a previous miscarriage, according to a study of 4,153 women treated at 48 hospitals in the UK. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Progesterone therapy prevents miscarriage for only some women, study finds
New research says that vaginal suppositories of progesterone given to pregnant women experiencing bleeding in the first trimester did not result in a significantly higher incidence of live births than a placebo. However, one small group of women benefits from this treatment. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experiences of reproductive coercion in Queensland women - Price E, Sharman LS, Douglas HA, Sheeran N, Dingle GA.
Reproductive coercion is any interference with a person's reproductive autonomy that seeks to control if and when they become pregnant, and whether the pregnancy is maintained or terminated. It includes sabotage of contraceptive methods and intervention in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Bode Miller debuts drowning prevention campaign and reveals wife is pregnant again
Champion skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, are renewing their warning to parents about the dangers of drowning after the loss of their young daughter. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is a top cause of death for 1- to 4-year-olds. New guidance says swim lessons can help children after age 1. The Millers and Nicole Hughes, whose child also drowned, are teaming up with the AAP for a series of public service announcements you will see first on “CBS This Morning.” (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bode Miller debuts drowning prevention PSAs and reveals wife is pregnant
Bode and Morgan Miller lost their daughter Emmy last June when she slipped out of a neighbor's house and drowned in a swimming pool (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Reports About 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Each Year in the US
Black women and Native American women die roughly three times more often than white women, and 60 percent of all maternal deaths may be preventable. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Africa: Why Midwives Should Stand Up and Fight for Women's Rights
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Negligence to Blame as 80 Newborn Babies Die Weekly in KNH Wards
[Nairobi News] Approximately 80 babies die every week at the New Born Unit (NBU) of Kenyatta National Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gestational Weight Gain Weak Predictor of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Optimal gestational weight gain has limited predictive value for adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research published in the May 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Romy Gaillard, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hundreds of women die each year from pregnancy issues. Most of the deaths could be prevented
One-third of the women who died from pregnancy-related complications died weeks or months after childbirth, up to a year after their babies were born, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually
CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually, Most Preventable (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

US pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities
Officials say more U.S. moms are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and the burden is highest for minorities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Leading Authority in Birth Defects Research and Prevention Launches...
The MotherToBaby Podcast Is A New ‘Must-Have’ Resource for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms(PRWeb May 08, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/leading_authority_in_birth_defects_research_and_prevention_launches_podcast_for_moms/prweb16296037.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually, Most Preventable CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Annually, Most Preventable
Three in five pregnancy-related deaths in US women could be prevented by addressing community, health facility, patient, provider, and system-level factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A third of pregnancy-related deaths in the US happen up to a YEAR after giving birth
New data from the CDC, published today, reveal 700 women die a year from pregnancy issues - a third during gestation, a third during or immediately after delivery, and a third up to a year later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby
Children of mothers who ate 2 to 3 ounces of nuts a week during pregnancy tended to score higher on tests of memory, attention and I.Q. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Nuts Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Source Type: news

Pre-pregnancy BMI more strongly linked to risk than weight gain
Healthy pre-pregnancy BMI might be more important than controlling gestational weight gain Related items fromOnMedica Doctors demand action on drinking in pregnancy Artificial sweeteners in pregnancy linked to fatter babies Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Pregnancy BMI has little impact on children ’s fatness Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy
African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women are about three times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy, compared to white women in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Discrimination Pregnancy and Childbirth Blacks Women and Girls Race and Ethnicity Deaths (Fatalities) Parenting Native Americans Heart Maternal Mortality Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Democratic Party Source Type: news

CDC: Many Maternal Deaths Months After Delivery
About 700 pregnancy-related deaths occur in the United States each year, and 3 out of 5 are preventable, data show. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 27, who was born without a uterus is pregnant two years after undergoing a rare transplant
Kayla Edwards, 27, from Dallas, Texas, was born with MRKH, a congenital malformation that left her without a uterus. Five women are pregnant from transplanted uteri and two have given birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

700 women die each year from pregnancy issues. The CDC says most of these deaths could be prevented.
One-third of the women who died from pregnancy-related complications died weeks or months after childbirth, up to a year after their babies were born, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, CDC says
More women in the U.S. are dying from pregnancy-related ​ causes, and many deaths could be prevented, according to new data (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-Pregnancy Weight Matters Most For Complications
The takeaway from the study is that it may be more important to be at a healthy weight before getting pregnant, one expert said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Pregnancy-Related Deaths Occur Before, During, Postpartum
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- Pregnancy-related deaths occur during pregnancy, on the day of delivery, and in the year postpartum, and more than half are determined to be preventable, according to research published in the May 7 early-release issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news