Latest Large for gestational age Stories

2010-02-23 09:59:04

Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may increase their risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research that appears online in the current issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The three-year study of 1,145 pregnant women from an ethnically diverse population found that women who gained more weight than is recommended by the Institute of Medicine had a 50 percent increased...

2009-06-11 08:24:04

If you are pregnant and your mate complains your frequent snoring is rattling the bedroom windows, you may have bigger problems than an annoyed, sleep-deprived partner. A new study from researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that women who reported frequent snoring during their pregnancy were more likely to develop gestational diabetes -- a condition than can cause health problems for the mother and baby. The study also found pregnancy increases...

2008-10-31 13:40:00

U.S. researchers said on Friday that women who gain more than 40 pounds during pregnancy have almost twice the risk of delivering a heavy baby as those who gain less. The study reviewed more than 40,000 women and their babies across the United States where the results showed that as many as one in five women gains too much weight during pregnancy, doubling the chances her baby will weigh 9 pounds or more. It was also the first study to determine that women who gain excessive weight are even...

2008-08-26 18:30:00

A new report suggests that children born by Caesarean section have a 20% higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes than those born naturally.Scientists are unsure why this form of diabetes, which can start in early childhood, is on the rise in Europe.Past studies suggest contact with hospital bacteria rather than maternal bacteria in delivery may be to blame, according to a team at Queen's University Belfast.The normal risk of a baby developing type 1 diabetes is three in 1,000.Type 1...

2006-01-03 15:17:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with diabetes tend to have abnormally large babies, but it seems that active fetuses manage to stay a relatively normal size, new research suggests. While babies of diabetic women are prone to become overly big, a condition called macrosomia, it has been unclear why a substantial proportion do not develop this problem. The "fidgety fetus hypothesis" has been proposed as an explanation, suggesting that increased fetal activity can counteract...

2005-06-13 15:57:09

A major international study coordinated from Adelaide, South Australia has shown that treating pregnant women who develop mild gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes helps their babies and improves the mother's health-related quality of life without increasing the risk of caesarean section. Study leader Professor Caroline Crowther from the University of Adelaide Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, based at the Women's and Children's Hospital, says that until now there has been uncertainty...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.