Americans’ odds of getting pregnant may peak in late fall

North Americans are most likely to succeed in getting pregnant in late November and early December, especially if they live in the US South.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: fertility pregnancy seasons united-states health-and-medicine

Pregnant women with severe COVID face early delivery risk

Pregnant women with severe or critical COVID-19, and their infants, face higher health risks, both before and after delivery.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy health-and-medicine preterm-delivery

Kids face mental health risks when moms used pot during pregnancy

New research finds a link between using marijuana during pregnancy and the risk of psychotic-like experiences, depression, and social problems for kids.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: drugs pregnancy marijuana childrens-health health-and-medicine

New stem cell technique could create placenta tissue

An unexpected discovery could provide stem cells for the creation of placenta tissue. Until now, that hasn't been possible.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~3 min

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

Lockdowns may raise risk of assault during pregnancy

Babies born to mothers who experience assault during pregnancy may face long-term health deficits. Will pandemic lockdowns make this more common?

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy childrens-health babies abuse health-and-medicine violence

Diabetes during pregnancy may speed up child’s aging

Children born to moms who had gestational diabetes were "older" than their actual age, a new study shows. They were also at higher risk of health problems.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: diabetes pregnancy aging childrens-health health-and-medicine

Testosterone dip may benefit expectant lesbian couples

Most research on testosterone has focused on heterosexual couples. New research looks at the hormone's role in pregnancy in lesbian couples.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy parents hormones testosterone health-and-medicine lgbtq

Opioids during pregnancy may disrupt the placenta

Opioid use during pregnancy can affect the placenta's structure, harming cells key for normal brain development, a study with mice suggests.

Jeff Sossamon-U. Missouri • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: placenta pregnancy opioids health-and-medicine

Opioids during pregnancy may disrupt the placenta

Opioid use during pregnancy can affect the placenta's structure, harming cells key for normal brain development, a study with mice suggests.

Jeff Sossamon-U. Missouri • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: placenta pregnancy opioids health-and-medicine

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

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