Texas patients are more likely to self-manage abortion

New research identifies four factors that led Texas patients to choose self-managed abortion.

UT Austin | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abortion medications pregnancy stigma

Diabetes drug could treat recurrent miscarriage

A diabetes drug shows promise for treating recurrent miscarriages. The medication, sitagliptin, increases the number of stem cells in the uterus.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine medications miscarriage pregnancy stem-cells

Out-of-pocket costs of having a baby can be ‘staggering’

Average out-of-pocket health care spending for having a baby jumped from $3,069 in 2008 to $4,569 in 2015. "These are not small co-pays."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies births health-care-costs pregnancy

Zika vaccine shields fetus in pregnant monkeys

The first test of a Zika vaccine given before conception could support development of another vaccine in early trials in humans.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine fetus pregnancy vaccines viruses zika

Women need support for emotions in high-risk pregnancies

Sixteen women in the hospital for high-risk pregnancies revealed that "they did not receive explicit advice on how to cope, think positive, or calm down."

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine emotions pregnancy premature-babies stress

Fewer tears and equal safety with water births

New research finds water births are as safe as other births. It also documents fewer first- and second-degree tears among women who gave birth in water.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies births hospitals pregnancy water

Common cold virus sneaks in to infect placenta

The placenta acts as a gatekeeper during pregnancy, but a study that shows how RSV can infect the fetus suggests it's not as impenetrable as once thought.

Keith Brannon-Tulane | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine infections pathogens placenta pregnancy rsv

Fetuses can detect light earlier than we thought

The developing eyes of a fetus can detect light far earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology eyes fetus pregnancy vision

Runaway inflammation may trigger depression in pregnancy

Pregnancy-related depression may be a result of an inflammatory immune response that's overcharged or goes on too long, researchers say.

Kim Ward-Michigan State | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression immune-systems inflammation pregnancy

Stress and phthalates exposure late in pregnancy boosts early birth risk

Women exposed to stress and phthalates during pregnancy have an increased risk of preterm birth. The third trimester is the "critical window."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine phthalates plastics pregnancy preterm-delivery stress

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