Pregnancy: Symptoms, Trimesters, Information Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-12
Summary: Our library below features 59 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Pregnancy Information category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Pregnancy Information Publications
Care for Women Who Miscarriage May Be Compromised in States Restricting Abortion
A female who miscarriages in U.S. states with restrictive abortion policies may be less likely to receive optimal care than in states with supportive abortion policies.
Publish Date: 2023-02-10
Psychiatric Harm from Restricting Access to Abortion
Severe stress from an inability to access abortion harms the fetus and can trigger psychiatric illness, suicide, or postpartum psychosis in the mother.
Publish Date: 2023-02-10
Mum's Fat Diet Rewires Female and Male Brains Differently
Excess fat triggers immune cells to overeat serotonin in the brain leading to depression-like behavior.
Publish Date: 2022-11-28
Possible Denial of Drugs for Women with MS, Migraine, Epilepsy Due to Abortion Ban
The University of California, San Francisco perspective article says abortion ban ruling may result in an increased risk of deaths, disability.
Publish Date: 2022-07-13
Vitamin D May be Key for Pregnant Women with PCOS
Penn study shows women with infertility due to PCOS have a significantly decreased likelihood of successful pregnancy if they are vitamin D deficient.
Publish Date: 2017-11-10
Aspirin Reduces Risk of Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnant Women
Clinical trial finds administering low-dose aspirin (150 mg) led to reduction in rate of pre-term preeclampsia, resulting in delivery before 37 weeks.
Publish Date: 2017-06-28
Controversial 3 Parent Baby IVF Genetic Details Revealed
Hope for families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders as details of IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy released.
Publish Date: 2017-04-03
Study Reveals Pregnant Women Should Avoid Liquorice
Study reveals women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy.
Publish Date: 2017-02-03
Antidepressants During Pregnancy Associated with Childhood Language Disorders
Research reveals mothers who purchased antidepressants during pregnancy had increased risk of language disorders among their offspring compared to mothers with depression not treated with antidepressants.
Publish Date: 2016-10-12
Acne Drug Isotretinoin (Accutane) Use During Pregnancy
Isotretinoin (Accutane), used to treat severe acne, can severely harm a fetus, causing craniofacial, cardiac and central nervous system defects, and high likelihood of miscarriage or medical termination.
Publish Date: 2016-04-28
Zika in Pregnancy Clinic - North Shore University Hospital
North Shore University Hospital Center for Maternal Fetal Health opens Zika in Pregnancy Clinic for expectant mothers.
Publish Date: 2016-03-17
Eating Fish While Pregnant is Safe
Study supports theory that detrimental effects of low-level exposure to mercury may be outweighed by beneficial effects of fish consumption.
Publish Date: 2016-02-23
Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Affects Future Generations
Study reveals if a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy the chances of next three generations developing alcoholism increases.
Publish Date: 2016-02-23
Rh Disease: Causes, Prevention and Treatment
Information regarding Rh Disease, an inherited protein found on the surface of red blood cells and one of the causes of hemolytic disease of the newborn.
Publish Date: 2016-01-29 - Updated: 2017-04-06
Home Versus Hospital Birth Risk
New study looks at mother and baby outcomes regarding both at home and in hospital delivery birth setting.
Publish Date: 2015-12-30 - Updated: 2020-11-25
Abortion: General Overview and Statistics
General information and U.S. statistics regarding abortion, one of the most common medical procedures performed in America every year.
Publish Date: 2015-12-03 - Updated: 2023-02-10
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
Studies show no long term effects of antidepressant use during pregnancy, but risk of significant blood loss during childbirth is increased.
Publish Date: 2015-10-06
Preconception and Prenatal Care Information
Information regarding steps for a safe and healthy pregnancy before and during the pregnancy.
Publish Date: 2015-04-04 - Updated: 2021-03-07
Taking Antidepressants When Pregnant
Study of early developmental exposure effect on an unborn child to antidepressants Prozac and Lexapro in model that mimics third trimester medication exposure.
Publish Date: 2014-12-20 - Updated: 2020-11-05
Prenatal Exposure to Household chemicals Linked to Drop in Child IQ Level
Pregnant women exposed to phthalates daily at levels similar to those found associated with substantial reductions in IQ of children.
Publish Date: 2014-12-11 - Updated: 2021-03-01
Preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome, Eclampsia Information
Symptoms and treatment information regarding Preeclampsia, a condition that can affect pregnant women after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Publish Date: 2014-07-25 - Updated: 2021-08-29
Thalidomide: Mechanism Causing Rare and Severe Congenital Syndrome
New research identifies a regulator responsible for malformation of limbs in phocomelia pinpointing a specific target for possible future intervention.
Publish Date: 2014-05-01 - Updated: 2021-12-09
Baby Making Science a Mystery for Many Women
Study by Yale School of Medicine researchers provides insight into how much women of reproductive age in the United States know about reproductive health.
Publish Date: 2014-01-30 - Updated: 2021-12-30
Home-births Can Result in Future Disability to the Child
Homebirth may expose the child to unreasonable risk of potentially life changing disability for benefits that may be comparatively small.
Publish Date: 2014-01-24
Pregnancy Discrimination: Information for Female Workers
Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires pregnant workers be treated the same as colleagues with similar abilities.
Publish Date: 2013-12-12 - Updated: 2021-09-27
Obama PREEMIE Reauthorization Act
President Obama signed into law S. 252 PREEMIE Reauthorization Act to re-authorize research, education and intervention activities related to preterm birth and infant mortality.
Publish Date: 2013-11-29 - Updated: 2021-10-01
Postpartum Depression and Psychosis Information
Information and symptoms relating to postpartum depression and psychosis in mothers with new born babies.
Publish Date: 2013-10-12 - Updated: 2021-08-30
Taking Folic Acid Early in Pregnancy Lowers Risk of Autism
Study reveals women who took folic acid supplements from 4 weeks before conception to 8 weeks into pregnancy had 40% lower risk of giving birth to children with autism.
Publish Date: 2013-03-12 - Updated: 2021-05-14
Early Pregnancy Complications Linked to Exposure to Smog
Pregnant females exposed to elevated levels of ozone air pollution in the first three months of pregnancy may be at increased risk for complications such as preeclampsia and premature birth.
Publish Date: 2013-02-09 - Updated: 2022-02-17
Women Spending Longer in Labor Now Than 50 Years Ago
Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Publish Date: 2012-03-31 - Updated: 2021-10-01
Women's Rights: Pregnancy Disability Leave Law
Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), if you are disabled by pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition, you are eligible to take a pregnancy disability leave (PDL).
Publish Date: 2012-02-27 - Updated: 2021-10-12
Cesarean Delivery Not Always Best for Baby
Cesarean delivery challenged by research that found procedure did not help some preterm babies who were small for gestational age and may have contributed to breathing problems.
Publish Date: 2012-02-10
16% of Pregnant Women Test Positive for Hypothyroidism
As many as one in six pregnant women tested positive for gestational hypothyroidism or under-active thyroid during pregnancy.
Publish Date: 2012-01-04 - Updated: 2013-06-16
Pregnancy Safe for 80% of Women with Lupus
Promising research may offer hope for women with lupus who once thought that pregnancy was too risky.
Publish Date: 2011-11-06 - Updated: 2021-12-05
Fatter Women Have Fatter Babies
Study finds babies of mothers with a higher pre-pregnancy body mass index are fatter and have more fat in their liver.
Publish Date: 2011-08-20 - Updated: 2022-01-10
Benefits of DHA Taken During Pregnancy
Consuming Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps protects babies against illness during early infancy.
Publish Date: 2011-08-11
Smoking When Pregnant Causes Serious Birth Defects
Maternal smoking causes a range of serious birth defects including heart defects missing or deformed limbs clubfoot gastrointestinal disorders and facial disorders.
Publish Date: 2011-07-15 - Updated: 2022-02-11
Gum Disease Increases Time to Get Pregnant
Poor oral health such as periodontal gum disease can have a significant effect on the time it takes to get pregnant.
Publish Date: 2011-07-05 - Updated: 2022-02-19
Screening Pregnant Women for Eating Disorders
A third of women surveyed who were being treated for pregnancy related depression reported a history of eating disorders.
Publish Date: 2011-07-01
Newborns: Hearing Loss and Intellectual Disability Risk
Pregnant women and newborns should be routinely screened for cytomegalovirus (CMV) to prevent hearing loss and intellectual disability in infants.
Publish Date: 2011-06-21 - Updated: 2022-03-01
Inducing Labor by Walking, Sex, Eating Spicy Food
More than half of the women in a survey reported methods to induce labor include walking, sex, and eating spicy food.
Publish Date: 2011-06-21 - Updated: 2022-03-01
Preventing Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Preventing excess weight gain in pregnancy is essential to the health of all mothers and their babies.
Publish Date: 2011-06-07 - Updated: 2022-03-14
Birth Injuries During Prolonged Labor
Pregnancy and labor complications such as prolonged labor, or when the pregnancy is too short or long, are major risk factors for birth injury.
Publish Date: 2011-05-28 - Updated: 2022-03-22
Widespread Medication Use Among Pregnant Women
Researchers report widespread and increasing medication use among pregnant women. The results include information not only on use of prescription drugs but also OTC medications.
Publish Date: 2011-04-25 - Updated: 2022-04-15
Environmental Toxins and Fertility Rates
Evidence that numerous environmental factors may have effect on fertility and the health of developing fetuses.
Publish Date: 2011-03-28 - Updated: 2014-11-28
Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women
Low to moderate intensity weight-lifting exercise program can be safe for women with a low-risk pregnancy.
Publish Date: 2011-03-26
Pre-Conception and Early Pregnancy Iron Deficiency Harms Brain
Iron-deficient babies develop more slowly and show brain abnormalities such as slow language learning and behavioral problems.
Publish Date: 2011-03-23 - Updated: 2022-05-06
Taking Food Supplements During Pregnancy
Pregnant women and nursing mothers often require more nutrients than other women.
Publish Date: 2011-01-18
Is Breast Feeding Only for First 6 Months Best
Current guidance advising mothers in the UK to exclusively breast feed for the first six months of their baby life is being questioned.
Publish Date: 2011-01-14
Late-preterm Babies at Greater Risk for Problems Later in Childhood
Late-preterm babies those born between 34 and 36 weeks are at an increased risk for cognitive and emotional problems.
Publish Date: 2010-11-22
Even the Sickest Babies Benefit from Breast-feeding
Human milk is important for all newborns and especially for sick infants.
Publish Date: 2010-10-28
Study Rejects Benefits of Fish Oil Capsules in Pregnancy
No evidence that taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy can help reduce risk of post-natal depression contrary to international recommendations.
Publish Date: 2010-10-19
High Rate of C-sections After Pelvic Fractures
Saint Louis University researcher encourages women to talk to their doctors about options.
Publish Date: 2010-09-23
Smoking When Pregnant May Harm Child's Motor Control and Coordination
Smoking during pregnancy may harm the child motor control and coordination.
Publish Date: 2010-09-23
Americans call on President Obama to Prioritize Maternal Health in Low-Income Nations
The risk of women dying from pregnancy-related causes in a low-income country is 36 times higher than in a developed country.
Publish Date: 2010-09-20 - Updated: 2016-06-13
Women with Diabetes Have More C-sections and Fetal Complications
Nearly half of women with diabetes before pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section, and their babies are twice as likely to die as those born to women without diabetes.
Publish Date: 2010-09-17 - Updated: 2022-09-10
Pregnant Women Need Flu Vaccine
Seasonal flu vaccine for 2010 - 2011 designed for H3N2 virus an influenza B virus and the 2009 H1N1 virus so only one shot is needed.
Publish Date: 2010-09-15
Travel During Pregnancy - Tips and Advice
Tips and advice for traveling when pregnant to ensure you and your baby remain healthy during travel.
Publish Date: 2010-09-11
Weight Gain Level for Heavier Pregnant Women
How much weight obese women should safely gain during pregnancy is often controversial.
Publish Date: 2010-09-11
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