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Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

The placenta belongs to whom? To the mother or to the nursing h...nd Medical Center in southern Nevada to return the placenta to 30-year-old Anne Swanson. The hospital had refused to give the uterine lining to Swanson follo...

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...hes the blood through the lungs and influences the placenta or other organs which are responsible for regulating the growth of the foetus. Studies from the US and Poland have for example shown that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which are produced during incomplete combustion processes, can reach t...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...roblems in their second pregnancy. The risk of a placenta attaching low down in the womb or rupturing increa...e risk of placental previa - a condition where the placenta attaches over or near the internal opening of the cervix - was 47 percent higher in their second pre...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

...ynaecology shows a link between the development of placenta praevia and placental abruption during the subseq...ntal praevia is defined as the implantation of the placenta over or near the internal opening of the cervix. Placenta abruption is the premature separation of t...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

...ere were no differences in the removal time of the placenta and the mothers bleeding after birth - one of the reasons why early clamping of the umbilical cord started to be practiced. De Paco Matallana also analyzed the melatonin concentration (one of the strongest and most currently studied antioxidants), ...

Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls

...lood vessels supplying nutrients to the uterus and placenta during pregnancy. Because the changes in placental blood vessels could not be reversed by returning undernourished ewes to an optimal diet later in their pregnancy, Wallaces team pointed out the importance of adequate weight gains by pregnant teena...

Malaria and HIV Jointly Affects Pregnant Women and Their Infants

... infected with malaria parasites congregate in the placenta resulting in harm to both mother and the budding baby. First-time mothers are predominantly prone to PAM whereas women in subsequent pregnancies become protected against PAM. But HIV virus leads to the hammering of protection and makes them as vulner...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

...ynaecology shows a link between the development of placenta praevia// and placental abruption during the subse...ntal praevia is defined as the implantation of the placenta over or near the internal opening of the cervix. Placenta abruption is the premature separation of t...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...roblems in their second pregnancy. The risk of a placenta attaching low down in the womb or rupturing increa...e risk of placental previa - a condition where the placenta attaches over or near the internal opening of the cervix - was 47 percent higher in their second pre...

New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies

...most high-risk mothers can be reassured that their placenta is formed and functioning properly, so they can ex...spital. The research is among the first to look at placenta health – a vital life line between mother and fetus through which nutrients, oxygen, antibodies and ...

Could Estriol Be Used as a Therapy for Treating MS?

...00 a year. Estriol is a hormone produced by the placenta that is virtually undetectable until pregnancy, when it progressively increases. It is thought that its role is to suppress a woman’s immune system when she is pregnant, so that the fetus will not be seen by the body as a foreign “invader.” “The b...

Delayed Cutting of Umbilical Cord Has Benefits

...en the baby is connected to the umbilical cord and placenta for some more time, uterine contractions force more blood into its body. This is highly beneficial they say, as more blood means more red and white blood cells. While higher amounts of red blood cells means lesser chances of anemia and higher iron...

Proteins in Microparticles Identified in Women With Preeclampsia

Proteins released by the placenta may damage blood vessels in women with preeclampsi...substances called "microparticles" released by the placenta damage maternal blood vessels. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine, led by Seth Guller, sought to...

Pregnant Smokers Raise Their Child's Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

...that the compounds in tobacco smoke go through the placenta and directly damage the cardiovascular system of the fetus," Uiterwaal said. "The damage appears to be permanent and stays with the children." When study participants were born, about 30 percent of the mothers smoked during pregnancy. But the curr...

More Women Opting for Caesarean, Unaware of Consequences

... subsequent pregnancies there is a greater risk of placenta accreta (abnormally firm attachment of the placenta to the uterine wall) and uterine rupture. During a normal, vaginal birth, maternal-behaviour and ...

Still Births: Three Times Higher Risk for Older Moms–to–e

...uding gestational diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, placenta previa and intrauterine growth restriction, all of which have been associated with a higher rate of stillbirth. The researchers looked at over 11 million babies born to women aged between 15 and 44 during the period 1995 to 1997. The researche...

Timeliness, a Critical Factor in Treating TTTS

...s through the connecting blood vessels on a shared placenta is unequal. As a result, the donor twin has slowed growth and decreased amniotic fluid, while the recipient has too much amniotic fluid and develops a form of heart failure. Without treatment, TTTS is fatal for at least 90 percent of twins, and both ...

Prematurity More Accurately Predicted by Advances in Proteomic Technology

...the MR score, and the severity of infection in the placenta and umbilical cord. “Our data suggest that at the time of amniocentesis and prior to delivery of the fetus, clinicians can be reassured by the absence of inflammation in a patient with an MR score of ‘0.’ Or they can initiate aggressive therapy im...

Simple Blood Test may Replace Invasive Prenatal Tests

...s highly intrusive as they involve the sampling of placenta tissues and amniotic fluid. Amniocentesis involves inserting a fine needle into the womb and drawing up amniotic fluid. Major drawbacks include the risk of miscarriage as well as the pain and trauma associated with the procedure. The new tech...

Stem Cell Banking Evokes Mixed Response

...ial as it sounds. The human blood extracted from placenta and umbilical cord is called cord blood. This can be collected before the placenta is delivered or after the newborn baby is separated from the umbilical cord. This blood is an excell...

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