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2011-07-06 23:53:46

The group looked at 60,650 singletons in a common Nordic database from ART registers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and compared these to a control group of 360,022 naturally conceived (NC) singletons. In both groups 0.4 % of singletons were stillborn, with a definition of stillbirth as a dead child after 22 weeks of gestation. After having been matched with the control group regarding mother's parity and year of birth, the overall risk of stillbirth was found to be marginally higher...

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2011-06-15 13:50:00

According to a new study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), women who do not sleep on their left side during late pregnancy have double the risk of late stillbirth. The researchers who conducted the study said women should not worry because the increased risk is very small. The New Zealand team said a significant link was also found between sleeping regularly during the day, or sleeping longer than average at night. Tomasina Stacey of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the...

2011-06-03 12:13:28

Surprisingly, eating a fatty diet has negative consequences regardless of whether the mother is obese or slender Eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy increases the chance of stillbirth, according to new research at Oregon Health & Science University. The new data show eating a typical American diet, which is high in fat, decreases blood flow from the mother to the placenta, the temporary organ that nourishes the unborn fetus. Prior to this study, exactly how a fatty diet contributes to...

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2011-05-01 06:45:00

A new study adds more evidence to the case that even secondhand smoke can harm unborn babies and could lead to a higher risk of having a stillbirth. Canadian researchers also found that newborns weighed less and had smaller heads if their mothers were passive smokers. "This information is important for women, their families and healthcare providers," Dr. Joan Crane of Eastern Health in St. John's and colleagues wrote in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology....

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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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2011-03-03 08:45:00

The depression and anxiety that result after a woman has a miscarriage can persist for many years, even if the mother goes on to have healthy offspring, according to a new study published online Thursday by the British Journal of Psychiatry. Using the University of Bristol's Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) as a basis for their studies, Dr. Emma Robertson Blackmore of the University of Rochester Medical Center and her colleagues analyzed more than 13,000 pregnant...

2010-12-02 15:20:08

Pregnancy loss and risk of cardiovascular disease: A prospective population-based cohort study (EPIC-Heidelberg) Recurrent miscarriage increases a woman's chance of having a heart attack fivefold in later life, indicates research published online in the journal Heart. Research indicates that miscarriage is one of the commonest complications of pregnancy, occurring in up to one in five pregnancies. The authors base their findings on more than 11,500 women who were taking part in the Heidelberg...

2010-06-16 14:00:44

Research published this week in PLoS Medicine finds that pregnant women with an inherited condition that makes them more likely to form blood clots only face a small increase in the risk that they might have a miscarriage or stillbirth. The findings also show that there is no significant association between this condition, known as inherited thrombophilia, and placenta-related problems in pregnancy, suggesting that the prescription of drugs to women with thrombophilia to prevent these...

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2010-04-15 07:37:24

May help in diagnosis and prevention of complications Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that epigenetic marks on human placentas change from the first trimester of pregnancy to the third, a discovery that may allow clinicians to prevent complications in pregnancy. The finding marks a dramatic departure from the prevailing opinion that epigenetic programming is permanently established 12 weeks after fertilization. Published in the April issue of the American Journal of...

2010-04-06 07:39:36

Collaboration leads to significant findings At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the most powerful magnetic detectors in the world is helping screen high-risk pregnant patients for rare but very serious fetal heart rhythm problems. Thanks to a collaboration with The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and Hope Children's Hospital, Chicago, the ultrasensitive detector measures magnetic signals coming from the tiny beating hearts of...


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