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Babies Born To Healthy Mothers Are Similar In Size Worldwide
2014-07-07 03:35:52

University of Oxford Poor nutrition and health, not race or ethnicity, cause most of the current wide disparities in fetal growth and newborn size Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over – when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers. That's the finding of a landmark international study, INTERGROWTH-21st, led by Oxford University researchers, which involved almost 60,000...

2014-04-23 09:28:47

When several factors are accounted for, stillbirth may be associated with both severely restricted and excessive fetal growth, according to a study by US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Radek Bukowski and colleagues from the NICHD Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network investigated the fetal growth abnormalities associated with stillbirth using a new approach developed by the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network to estimate gestational age. Using this...

2014-01-24 13:12:08

Research: First trimester growth restriction and cardiovascular risk factors in school age children: Population based cohort study Poor growth in the first three months of pregnancy is associated with a range of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The findings add to a growing body of evidence and suggest that the first trimester of pregnancy may be a critical period for cardiovascular health in later life. The first trimester of...

2013-07-10 12:09:29

But no risk for exposed full term babies who are normal size Pre-eclampsia affects 3-5% of pregnant women and can lead to preterm delivery, prematurity, perinatal morbidity and mortality. Although preterm birth and low birth weight are associated with excess risk of CP, the causes remain largely unknown. Some studies have found an excess risk of CP in children born at term from mothers with pre-eclampsia while others have reported no association. Researchers from Norway therefore...

Baby Weight Gain Higher IQ
2013-06-18 13:26:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered a link between a baby's weight in the first month after birth and a higher IQ by early school age. The scientists reported in the journal Pediatrics they found weight gain and increased head size during the first month of a baby's life could be linked to a child having a higher IQ. The team came to this conclusion after analyzing data from over 13,800 children who were born...

2013-02-11 15:17:44

In a study to be presented on February 16 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest women whose babies are small-for-gestational-age (SGA) in their first pregnancy have a strongly increased risk for SGA in a second pregnancy. The aim of this study was to assess and describe in detail the incidence of SGA infants and the SGA recurrence rate in general....

2013-02-11 15:02:33

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present findings showing perinatal outcomes of frozen/thawed embryo replacement (FER) have better outcomes compared to fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF), but worse outcomes compared to the non-IVF general population. The study collected data from all IVF treatments in Denmark,...

2013-01-30 10:27:42

Pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum in the second trimester of pregnancy are at a much higher risk of associated placental dysfunction disorders such as placental abruption and small for gestational age babies (SGA), finds a new study published today (30 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hyperemesis gravidarum occurs in 0.5-3% of pregnancies and is generally defined as severe illness or vomiting before 22 weeks gestation, usually...

Predicting Birth of Small Babies With Blood Test
2012-06-23 05:48:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com For a pregnant woman, healthy fetal growth is key to a healthy baby. To assist in this endeavor, a group of scientists recently announced that they have found a blood test which could help predict the risk of women having alarmingly small babies. Researchers from Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) recently discovered a protein in the blood of pregnant women that can foretell if a pregnant women will have a fetus...

2012-03-30 08:17:36

Russians born during the Leningrad Siege in World War II, which was responsible for some of the greatest losses of civilian life in history, are giving scientists new strategies to identify people who experienced intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and starvation during childhood at greatest risk of developing long term heart complications.vThe abstract study´, presented at the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) meeting, in London, UK, 30 March to 1 April 2012, makes use of a...


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