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2013-03-26 11:15:26

Pregnant women in Ghana who slept on their back (supine sleep) were at an increased risk of stillbirth compared to women who did not sleep on their back.

2013-02-13 17:52:26

An international team of tropical medicine researchers have discovered a potential method for preventing low birth weight in babies born to pregnant women who are exposed to malaria.

2013-02-11 15:01:27

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 data showing changes in elective delivery policy have been successful in reducing elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks.

2013-02-11 14:48:58

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, researchers will report that the practice of using an arbitrary Estimated Fetal Weight (EFW) less than the 10th centile may not be an efficient practice for defining true Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR).

2013-02-06 12:18:15

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s.

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Does Not Increase Infant Mortality Risk
2013-01-02 05:26:03

A new study recently found that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy is not related to higher risk of infant death or stillbirth.

Genetic Test Reveals More About Potential Birth Defects Than Conventional Methods
2012-12-06 11:43:12

Two new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) show that genetic testing in early pregnancy reveals far more about potential birth defects and stillbirth risk than current prenatal testing does, based on a multi-center clinical trial using both methods.

2012-10-19 04:00:22

Since 2007, U.S. Senators Barack Obama, Frank Lautenberg and U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone and Peter King introduced stillbirth research legislation with no action.

2012-09-13 23:03:55

When a woman is 32 weeks pregnant some physical changes are to be expected. There are particular symptoms that are common at this stage of the pregnancy.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.