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2014-01-14 23:23:19

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and Women’s Excellence is encouraging all women who are considering conceiving a pregnancy in the near future to schedule an annual visit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended preconception visits and prenatal care to reduce the incidence of birth defects. Birmingham, Michigan (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a woman can increase her own chances of having...

2013-11-18 13:15:52

Study Highlights: -Heart disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California and is likely true for the rest of the nation. -Specifically, an enlarged and weakened heart accounted for two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths noted in the study. -Paying attention to heart disease risk factors during pregnancy could prevent nearly a third of pregnancy-related heart deaths. -Embargoed until 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 -This release is featured in an 8 a.m....

2013-10-30 14:14:22

Most parents who experienced intimate partner violence had children that grew to face violence in their own adult relationships, according to a study published by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. "These families, unfortunately, were not able to break the cycle of violence," said Kelly Knight, an Assistant Professor at the College of Criminal Justice and the primary author of the study. "Most parents who had experienced intimate partner violence had children who...

2013-08-12 09:55:37

Morning sickness, shiny hair, and bizarre and intense cravings for pickles and ice cream — what expectations do pregnant women impose on their bodies, and how are those expectations influenced by cultural perspectives on pregnancy? Danielle Bessett, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Cincinnati, will present her research on this issue at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Although previous studies have indicated that women...

2013-05-08 17:09:15

Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study published today (8 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study, conducted at the University of North Carolina prenatal clinics questioned participants about pregnancy intention at 15-19 weeks gestational age, and women were classified as having an intended, mistimed or unwanted pregnancy. There were 433 women...

2012-10-17 22:28:03

Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, and Kings College, London, have found that mothers who stroke their baby's body in the first few weeks after birth may change the effects that stress during pregnancy can have on an infant's early-life development. Researchers world-wide have been studying whether stress in pregnancy can lead to emotional and behavioral problems in children for many years. Attention is now moving towards how parents might alter these effects after...


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