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Mom's Mental Health Affects Fetus
2011-11-11 14:34:22

As a fetus grows, it´s constantly getting messages from its mother. It´s not just hearing her heartbeat and whatever music she might play to her belly; it also gets chemical signals through the placenta. A new study, which will be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that this includes signals about the mother´s mental state. If the mother is depressed, that affects how the baby develops after it´s born. In...

2011-08-09 15:10:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Theramed Corporation, Glenveigh Medical, and Body1, Inc. announce the launch of a website on critical childbirth complications at http://www.jetty.ca. In addition to providing product information for ebb(TM) and jetty(TM), two newly developed medical devices used in advancing the practice of obstetrics for healthy moms and babies, Jetty.ca offers comprehensive resources for both patients and physicians. ebb(TM) is a...

2011-08-01 08:00:00

WESTPORT, Conn., August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tommee Tippee®, the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain, today introduces a new, free and easy way for parents to capture the once-in-a-lifetime story of their journey through pregnancy. The new site, The Day Baby Was Born(TM) (thedaybabywasborn.com), is a free Web application that lets moms- and dads-to-be capture their own personal story from the moment they know there's a baby on the...

2011-07-05 19:49:54

Dr. Stef Kaandorp, from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, said that his group's research was the first to look at time to natural conception in women with RM, and that its results would help health professionals to advise and treat patients appropriately. In a subset of the ALIFE study, which investigated the effect of aspirin alone or combined with low-molecular-weight heparin, compared to placebo, on the live birth rate in women with...

2011-06-02 00:00:32

Support and information are now readily available online for pregnant teenagers. Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond has added a new section to its website solely dedicated to teenage pregnancy. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Being a teenager is difficult enough, but being a teenager and pregnant is even more challenging. It can be a very confusing, scary and isolating experience. At 19 Mary became pregnant. She felt her whole life was crumbling in front of her and the future she envisaged for...

2011-05-19 06:52:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The fact is indisputable: The number of babies being delivered by Cesarean section is rising sharply.  But beyond that fact are vast uncertainties, including the cause of the increase and even whether it's a good or bad thing.  Some blame a generation of new mothers unwilling to endure the pain and inconvenience of having a baby the old-fashioned way.  In fact, a recent study shows advantaged mothers are more likely to have their babies by Caesarean...

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2011-04-25 06:25:00

A German baby has tied the world record for the youngest surviving premature infant, after being born after only 21 weeks and five days, the hospital in which the child was born said Saturday. The infant, named Frieda, was born on November 7, 2010 and measured 11 inches long and weighed only 1 pound. "In the specialist literature, other premature babies have been lighter than her at birth, some even less than 300 grams [11 ounces], but there is no mention of a premature baby even younger...

2011-04-15 13:57:37

Study identifies new gene that may increase risk for preterm birth Evolutionary changes that make us uniquely human "“ such as our large heads and narrow pelvises "“ may have "pushed" human birth timing earlier and can be used to identify genes associated with preterm birth, a new study suggests. Investigators from Vanderbilt University, Washington University and the University of Helsinki report that variations in a gene with accelerated evolution in humans, the follicle...

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2011-04-14 08:45:00

More than 7,300 babies are stillborn every day. That's more than 2.6 million pregnancies each year ending in death, according a study published in The Lancet. The medical journal released a special series by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and some 50 organizations from 18 countries, giving a comprehensive estimate of the number of stillborns and how this impacts the world. The purpose of the series is to address the staggering stillbirth rates and causes for them in all...


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