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NIH study suggests higher air pollution exposure during second pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk

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Pregnant women who are exposed to higher air pollution levels during their second pregnancy, compared to their first…
Prolonged antibiotic treatment may alter preterm infants’ microbiome

September 10, 2019

Treating preterm infants with antibiotics for more than 20 months appears to promote the development of multidrug-resistant gut…
Pregnant women who work night shifts have higher risk of preterm delivery, miscarriage: study

July 31, 2019

Pregnant women who work night shifts and longer working hours are at increased risk for preterm delivery and…
Vaginal microbiome may influence preterm birth risk

May 31, 2019

The composition of the vaginal microbiome is an indicator of whether a woman will experience preterm birth, or…
The Human Microbiome Project expands the toolbox for studying host and microbiome interactions

May 30, 2019

Results from three long-term studies following host and microbiome characteristics during pregnancy and preterm birth, inflammatory bowel disease,…
Fainting during pregnancy can be a sign of problems for both mother and baby

May 29, 2019

Women have long been told fainting is a common but harmless symptom of pregnancy, but new research shows…
3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

May 23, 2019

Preterm birth (PTB) — defined as birth before the 37th week of gestation — is the leading complication of pregnancy. If…
Protective antibodies also found in premature babies

March 21, 2019

Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in…
The Dangerous Allure of Breech Birth at Home – and a Problematic New Paper

January 3, 2019

At first glance, I thought I’d misunderstood it. I just didn’t expect to see a paper with so much spin…
First mapping of cells in the early human placenta to advance research on problem pregnancies

November 23, 2018

To treat and prevent pregnancy-related disorders, researchers must understand not only what can go wrong, but when. Complications,…
Depression, anxiety, family death linked to preterm births

November 9, 2018

Evidence linking stress and disease has been growing in recent years, and notably psychological stress during pregnancy has been…
Hospitals differ widely in providing safe vaginal delivery after cesarean

October 29, 2018

Despite the conventional belief that for women giving birth “once a cesarean always a cesarean,” the practice of…
Group prenatal care reduces preterm birth and low birth weight

October 12, 2018

Researchers at Yale School of Public Health have found that group prenatal care for expecting mothers reduces the…
Delayed pushing appears to have no effect on chances for spontaneous vaginal delivery

October 11, 2018

Delaying pushing during the second stage of labor — when the cervix is fully dilated at 10 centimeters…
Breast milk helps pre-term babies catch up in brain development

October 3, 2018

Some babies act like they are in a rush. They come to this world too quickly and have…
Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

May 30, 2018

Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when…
Rise in preterm births linked to clinical intervention

January 19, 2018

Published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study was led by the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide.…
The rise of preterm births can be attributed to intervention from medical professionals

January 19, 2018

There is time for everything, including getting born. Preterm births may result in life-long consequences and are generally…
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