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Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk

...ients were monitored until intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy was confirmed. Follow-up showed that, altogether, 61% were viable intrauterine pregnancies, 32% were nonviable intrauterine pregnancies and 7.3% were ectopic pregnancies. Using a serum progesterone cutoff point of 22ng/mL gave a 100% sensitivity and ...

Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA

...er than 33 days between shots, or they will need a pregnancy testbefore the next injection....

Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

...on maternal malnutrition in the first trimester of pregnancy and how it causes coronary heart diseases in the n...rnal malnutrition during the first three months of pregnancy (the first trimester) causes coronary heart diseases in the new born. The researchers studied 700 o...

Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children

Starvation during pregnancy can lead to increased risk of heart problems to th...whose mothers starved during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy can have heart diseases later in their adult life, Starvation during mid or late pregnancy don’t hav...

Morning after pill effective up to five days after having unprotected sex

...n crossed the 3-day barrier, the options to escape pregnancy narrowed. These were, surgical abortion or the abo...p after 3 days. The women were followed up and the pregnancy rate was compared between the two groups. It was surprising that there was hardly any difference bet...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

...n safely cut down their vists to the doctor during pregnancy to 3 - 6 times during pregnancy instead of the prescribed 8 - 11 visits as in the developed nations. However, these women are not m...

Negligent doctors asked to cough up 3 lakhs for death of patient

...d Dr. Sathy M. Pillai from the early stages of her pregnancy as she had had a miscarriage once. She was admitted to Samad Hospital on April 25,1996, on the advice of the doctor for proper care. The doctor advised that sutures be made at the opening of the uterus to prevent an abortion and she was taken to the...

Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

...with Preeclampsia. This dangerous complication of pregnancy affects 10% of all first pregnancies. If untreated, this can worsen into a life threatening condition called Eclampsia in which a women has convulsive seizures during pregnancy. The research was led by Dr.Valerian E.Kagan of the University of Pitts...

Folate and famiy planning

...ant for women before and during the early stage of pregnancy to take folate as it is necessary for the healthy development of babies in early pregnancy.One should not avoid folate due to risks of twin bearing....

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

...drank the equivalent of one cocktail a week during pregnancy were three times more likely to have a child diagn...rns of these kids ,maternal alcohol consumption in pregnancy was linked to aggression, delinquent behavior and attention problems in them. Children with low le...

Pregnancy Blues

...report higher levels of depression symptoms during pregnancy than after having a baby. A team headed by D... questionnaires, following them from 18 weeks into pregnancy through to 8 months after childbirth. The risky period was 32 weeks into pregnancy, with 13.5 per ...

Gel prevents pregnancy

...ries world-wide.For many women, protecting against pregnancy means the daily ritual of popping the contraceptive pill. But now there's a new option under trial.// Dr Edith Weisberg from the Family Planning Association says "The gel is like any other gel, but it contains a new hormone - progesterone - based on...

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

...e. Now, researchers say that DMPA, which blocks pregnancy by suppressing estrogen production and stopping ovulation, has the same effect on the bones as menopause -- preventing a woman from making new bone fast enough to keep up with the level of bone loss. The most significant dangers linked to DMPA, sa...

FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring

...am of estrogen and progestin that offers a week of pregnancy protection. // The new prescription device is a circle of soft, flexible polymer measuring 2.1 inches across. It releases a steady stream of the hormones etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol, molecules like those found in oral contraceptives....

Diabetics and their babies

... a greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy compared to women who do not have diabetes, studies have proven that these risks can be reduced by keeping blood glucose levels in good control. "With adequate medical support and careful planning of the pregnancy, women with diabetes will further mi...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

Stress and anxiety during pregnancy could cause women to have smaller babies, research... found that those who were the most anxious during pregnancy had significantly abnormal blood flow patterns. A "resistance index" measurement was taken of the ...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

The children of women who smoke during pregnancy are predisposed to experimenting with tobacco at a...n animals suggests that damage to the brain during pregnancy could be one reason why children go on to smoke. Dr Cornelius said: "The resulting central nervous...

Snoring could be a warning

...ecology Group, said "Snoring can be more common in pregnancy because women who are 30-40 weeks pregnant can find it uncomfortable to sleep on their side, and have to start sleeping on their back." Dr Walling said women should have regular ante-natal checks on their blood pressure, weight, fluid retention and u...

Smoking Delays Pregnancy

...ans of harm reduction. The risks of smoking during pregnancy are well documented, including higher infant mortality, the increased risk of the baby developing serious respiratory infection, and lower birth weights. Many women may not know that quitting improves their chances of becoming pregnant and adopt a he...

Miscarriage linked to late embryos

...ion the timing of implantation - the true start of pregnancy - influences its success or failure. Fertilised eggs can attach themselves to the lining of the womb anywhere from six to 12 days after ovulation, the researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found.But most successful...

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