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

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

Biased studies linked antidepressants in pregnancy to autism

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy increase the child's risk of autism? A new meta-analysis finds a flaw in studies that showed any link.

UT Austin • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: autism pregnancy antidepressants health-and-medicine medications

Gene discovery only adds to pregnancy mystery

"Pregnancy is such an everyday event—none of us would be here without it—and yet, so many aspects of this process remain puzzling."

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution pregnancy genes hormones health-and-medicine

What pregnant people should know about COVID-19

Pregnant in the time of COVID-19? An expert in maternal-fetal medicine weighs in: "Expecting parents should prepare to be home for several months."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy viruses birth babies health-and-medicine

Swamp wallabies are permanently pregnant

While most mammals require a break between pregnancies, swamp wallabies can lay claim to being the only mammal that is pregnant its entire life.

U. Melbourne • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy science-and-technology marsupials gestation

Stress boosts odds of marijuana use during pregnancy

Women who experience stressful life events in the year before childbirth are more likely to use marijuana before and during pregnancy.

U. Arizona • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: drugs pregnancy stress marijuana health-and-medicine

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