Obesity in pregnancy may hinder brain development

Excess weight among pregnant women may put the developing fetal brains at risk as early as the second trimester, a new study shows.

Shira Polan-NYU • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pregnancy brains bmi health-and-medicine body-weight neurodevelopment

Testing pregnant women in Philly shows COVID-19 disparities

Black and Hispanic pregnant women in Philadelphia are five times as likely as white and Asian women to have been exposed to the coronavirus, research finds.

Melissa Moody-Penn • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Lower fertility may follow C-section for first baby

"It's important that women who elect to have a C-section know that there is a chance they may have difficulty conceiving in the future."

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fertility pregnancy surgery health-and-medicine births

Higher manganese levels may reduce preeclampsia risk

"These new findings are especially relevant, considering that preeclampsia rates are increasing and we still lack any good strategy for preventing it."

Jonathan Eichberger-Johns Hopkins • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pregnancy blood-pressure health-and-medicine manganese preeclampsia

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: reproduction heart-disease pregnancy high-blood-pressure

Newborn sepsis risk linked to maternal obesity

New findings link maternal obesity and a higher risk of sepsis among newborn babies. The researchers suggest why, and a potential prevention strategy.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pregnancy obesity antibiotics babies sepsis health-and-medicine births

Living near oil or gas wells may up preterm birth risk

Living near a oil or gas well may increase the chance of spontaneous preterm birth, a new study looking at women living near wells in California finds.

Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford • futurity
June 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pregnancy fossil-fuels oil natural-gas health-and-medicine births premature-babies

Stem cell advance could demystify the placenta

A new advance could make it easier to study the placenta, and its role in pregnancy, miscarriage, and preeclampsia, say researchers.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: placenta stem-cells pregnancy miscarriage health-and-medicine preeclampsia

Fewer women die when insurance covers infertility treatments

Insurance coverage for infertility treatments reduces maternal mortality by 20% among white women, research finds.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pregnancy death insurance infertility health-and-medicine laws births in-vitro-fertilization

Sex talk: Common misunderstandings doctors confront about preventing pregnancy

Doctors hear many of the same basic questions about sex from their patients.

Richard Gunderman, Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  pregnancy  sex  condoms  breastfeeding  contraception  iud  pituitary-gland  the-pill  sti

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