Tag Archives: pregnancy

Do metals in pregnant women have association to preterm births?

Metals are widely distributed in the environment. Recent reports have demonstrated the risk of preterm birth following heavy metal exposure. Preterm births include those occurring before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy, and the rate of preterm births

Treatment of autoimmune blistering diseases during pregnancy

Autoimmune Blistering Diseases During Pregnancy

Autoimmune blistering diseases occur when one’s own immune system attacks the skin and mucous membranes (such as your mouth) forming blisters. This group of diseases including pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, mucous membrane pemphigoid, and pemphigoid

Pregnant women exposed to extreme temperatures relative to their usual environment may be at increased risk for having smaller babies

Common environmental factors such as extreme ambient temperatures and air pollution are known to increase the risk of many serious health problems including stroke, heart attack, asthma, and lung cancer. More recently, there is also evidence suggesting

World congress on Human Placenta, Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism. Columbus, Ohio, USA. Oct 31- Nov 02, 2018

The initiative seeks to spur new innovation in Placental Research Greetings from Placenta 2018..!! On behalf of organizing committee, it’s a great pleasure and an honor inviting you for the “World congress on Human Placenta, Fetal Nutrition

A stone during pregnancy – more painful than childbirth

Kidney or ureter stones in pregnancy are a major health concern and are one of the most common causes for abdominal pain in pregnant women. Stones may lead to a blocked kidney, kidney infection which may spread

The role of the endocannabinoid system during pregnancy

The number of countries decriminalizing and/or legalizing the use of cannabis for recreational or medical purposes is constantly increasing. Although medical use of cannabis has been proven to alleviate certain pathological conditions, it has also been reported

Applying nanopharmacology to obstetrics: A novel targeted drug delivery system for the uterus

Pregnancy is a dangerous period for both the mother and foetus. Being born too early (preterm birth) is the leading cause of death and disease in children <5 years of age, while insufficient uterine contractions during or

I knew I loved you before I met you: Unlocking the potential of prenatal attachment

When do you think the bond between a mother and her child begins? As you ponder this question, you may be thinking it’s when a baby is first born, as a mother cradles her newborn in her

Human chorionic gonadotrophin induces ovarian follicle growth in pregnant sows

Fertility of female pigs is often significantly depressed during the summer and early autumn, an effect referred to as seasonal infertility. Manifestations of seasonal infertility can include reduced pregnancy rates and, less often, smaller litter sizes. These

Using Rh immune globulin in pregnancy to prevent Rh disease

In addition to the ABO type, Rh(D) is also a major antigen, an antibody-generating protein, on the red blood cell (RBC) surface. An Rh(D)-negative person, one who does not have the Rh(D) antigen, can form anti-D antibodies

Prevention of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a novel application of the polypill concept

Nearly 287.000 women die every year during pregnancy, childbirth or within 42 days after birth. Most of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and South-America, and could have been prevented if women

Severe spontaneous hemoperitoneum in pregnancy may be linked to in vitro fertilization in patients with endometriosis

Endometriosis can cause infertility but women with endometriosis who do get pregnant can find that their symptoms improve afterwards. Because of this, doctors treat endometriosis with drugs that are similar to the hormone progesterone. We know that

Use of a web-based dietary assessment tool in early pregnancy

It is now known that diet during pregnancy can influence long-term health of the offspring. However accurate dietary intakes are difficult to obtain. For example, mis-reporting of energy intakes by the respondent and inaccurate estimation of portion

Taking medication for rheumatological diseases whilst pregnant or breastfeeding: Guidance published

Many women find themselves wishing to have children whilst taking medications to treat their rheumatic disease, which they worry may be harmful to their baby. There is very little research however, about the safety of medications during

Folic acid supplementation in pregnancy does not prevent preterm birth

Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin of the B group. Data from observational studies showed that folic acid, which is commonly used to prevent neural tube defects, may have a role in the prevention of pregnancy complications

Does eating oily fish improve gestational and neonatal outcomes?

Fish is a source of long-chain polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (LCPUFA), and its consumption is associated with prolonged length of gestation,  decreased pre-term birth rates, increased birth weight. However, fish may contain a number of pollutants which

Is our immune system mistaking tumours for foetuses?

Tumours are abnormal growths of tissue where cells produced by the body get out of control and divide at a rapid and unregulated pace. And – when you think about it – embryos too are masses of

Prior surgical abortion as independent risk factor for preterm birth

Preterm birth is the number one cause of perinatal mortality in many countries, including the US. Defining risk factors for prediction of preterm birth is an important goal for several reasons. First, identifying women at risk allows

Can women themselves assess the outcome of their abortion after an early medical abortion?

In many countries where abortion is legal, women face many barriers from seeking safe and legal abortion services. Most importantly, there is a shortage of abortion facilities and providers in rural areas. In the last few decades,

Low salt intake during pregnancy

All cells of an organism share the same DNA sequence from the time they are stem cells until they are fully differentiated, differing greatly in relation to the profile of expressed genes. Changes in gene expression which