This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Pregnancy category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2017-11-10 : 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.
2017-06-28 : 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.
2017-04-03 : 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.
2017-02-03 : Study Reveals Pregnant Women Should Avoid Liquorice : Study reveals women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy.
2016-10-12 : 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.
2016-04-28 : 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.
2016-03-17 : 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.
2016-02-23 : 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.
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.
2016-01-29 : 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.
2015-12-30 : Risks of Home Versus Hospital Births : New study looks at mother and baby outcomes regarding in and out of hospital birth setting.
2015-12-03 : 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.
2015-10-06 : 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.
2015-04-04 : Preconception & Prenatal Care Information : Information regarding steps for a safe and healthy pregnancy before and during pregnancy.
2014-12-20 : Taking Antidepressants When Pregnant - Effect on Unborn Child : Study of early developmental exposure to antidepressants Prozac and Lexapro in model that mimics third trimester medication exposure.
2014-12-11 : 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.
2014-07-25 : Preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and Eclampsia Information : Symptoms and treatment information regarding Preeclampsia, a condition that can affect pregnant women after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
2014-05-01 : 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.
2014-01-30 : Baby Making Science Still 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.
2014-01-24 : 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.
2013-12-12 : Pregnancy Discrimination: Information for Female Workers : Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires pregnant workers be treated the same as colleagues with similar abilities.
2013-11-29 : PREEMIE Reauthorization Act Signed by Obama : President Obama has signed into law S. 252 PREEMIE Reauthorization Act to re-authorize research, education and intervention activities related to preterm birth and infant mortality..
2013-10-12 : Postpartum Depression and Psychosis Information : Information and symptoms relating to postpartum depression and psychosis in mothers with new born babies.
2013-03-12 : 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.
2013-02-09 : 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.
2012-03-31 : Women Spending Longer in Labor Now Than 50 Years Ago : Women are taking longer to give birth today than women in labor 50 years ago.
2012-02-27 : Pregnancy Disability Leave Law - Women's Rights : Disability Leave Law protects pregnant employees and provides eligible women employees four months of Pregnancy Disability Leave.
2012-02-10 : 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.
2012-01-04 : 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.
2011-11-06 : 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.
2011-08-20 : Study Finds Mother's BMI Linked to Obese Babies : Study finds babies of mothers with a higher pre-pregnancy body mass index are fatter and have more fat in their liver.
2011-08-11 : Benefits of DHA Taken During Pregnancy : Consuming Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps protects babies against illness during early infancy.
2011-07-15 : 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.
2011-07-05 : Gum Disease Increases Time to Become Pregnant : Poor oral health such as periodontal gum disease can have a significant effect on the time it takes to get pregnant.
2011-07-01 : 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.
2011-06-21 : Newborns Risk of Hearing Loss and Intellectual Disability : Pregnant women and newborns should be routinely screened for cytomegalovirus (CMV) to prevent hearing loss and intellectual disability in infants.
2011-06-21 : Ways to Bring on Labor Include Walking, Sex and Eating Spicy Foods : More than half of the women in a survey reported methods to induce labor include walking sex and eating spicy food.
2011-06-07 : Preventing Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy : Preventing excess weight gain in pregnancy is essential to the health of all mothers and their babies.
2011-05-28 : 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.
2011-04-25 : Widespread Use of Medications Among Pregnant Women : A number of antenatal medication exposures are known to cause birth defects and there is insufficient information on risks and safety for the majority of prescription or over-the-counter medications.
2011-03-28 : Environmental Toxins and Fertility Rates : Evidence that numerous environmental factors may have effect on fertility and the health of developing fetuses.
2011-03-26 : Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women : Low to moderate intensity weight-lifting exercise program can be safe for women with a low-risk pregnancy.
2011-03-23 : 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.
2011-01-18 : Taking Food Supplements During Pregnancy : Pregnant women and nursing mothers often require more nutrients than other women.
2011-01-14 : 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.
2010-11-22 : 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.
2010-10-28 : Even the Sickest Babies Benefit from Breast-feeding : Human milk is important for all newborns and especially for sick infants.
2010-10-19 : 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.
2010-09-23 : High Rate of C-sections After Pelvic Fractures : Saint Louis University researcher encourages women to talk to their doctors about options.
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.
2010-09-20 : 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.
2010-09-17 : Women with Diabetes Having More C-sections and Fetal Complications : Nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die.
2010-09-15 : 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.
2010-09-11 : Travel During Pregnancy - Tips and Advice : Tips and advice for traveling when pregnant to ensure you and your baby remain healthy during travel.
2010-09-11 : Weight Gain Level for Heavier Pregnant Women : How much weight obese women should safely gain during pregnancy is often controversial.
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