Research in this area is also limited -- few researchers focus on fathers, and those who do struggle to find fathers with time to participate between their work and new family commitments.
Other factors influence vitamin D levels. If you are overweight or have dark skin, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. For these and other reasons, many women who are trying to conceive are likely to be vitamin D deficient.
In addition to having increased risks of adverse pregnancy-related outcomes, women with severe infection were more likely to be aged around 30 years, being overweight or obese, be of mixed ethnicity, or have gestational diabetes compared with those with mild or moderate infection, the study said.
At six months, the researchers looked at 28 of the infants born to vaccinated mothers and found 57 per cent (16 of 28) still had detectable IgG. That was compared with just 8 per cent (1 of 12) born to infected mothers.
The first group was women who had normal pregnancies and no report of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The second group of women were SARS-CoV-2 positive and had active Covid-19 disease during pregnancy.
In addition, the overall quality of the diet in reference to that recommended was described with a diet quality index and the inflammatory potential with a dietary inflammatory index.
A subset of immune cells is carrying out a sort of 'secondary education' -- sometimes many years after the better-known population of the educator cells have carried out the primary education in the thymus -- teaching T cells not to attack the foetus, the placenta and other tissues involved in pregnancy.
New Delhi: Kareena Kapoor Khan’s latest pictures will convince you to unroll your yoga mat as she flaunts her baby bump and aces yoga poses in her latest photo shoot. The actress, who is pregnant with her second child, has been spreading the word on pre-natal yoga and perfectly balancing out her cravings with her […]
London: Researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, during pregnancy was not associated with complications in the newborn child. For the study, published in the journal JAMA, the research team have examined the association between a positive SARS-CoV-2 test during pregnancy and complications in mothers and their newborn babies. Almost two out […]
New Delhi: Infertility is mostly man-made and it can be reversed to a certain extent if we make a few changes in our lifestyle and try to live a little bit as we lived in the good old times, says Dr Shanujeet Kaur, Senior Consultant – Gynecologist and Fertility expert at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, […]
New York: Marijuana use while pregnant increases the chance of developing childhood sleeping problems as much as a decade later, warn researchers. Published in ‘Sleep Health: The Journal of The National Sleep Foundation’, the study is the latest to link prenatal cannabis use to developmental problems in children and the first to suggest it may […]
New Delhi: Smoking and tobacco use can have a serious impact on the fertility of both men and women, and consequently the quality of life in pregnancy. If a woman is a regular smoker, then it has a double effect on a woman’s fertility. Smoking can harm both the eggs and the uterus. It not […]
New Delhi: As social distancing and staying at home have become the “new normal” in the current scenario of COVID times, it is important for pregnant women to keep a calm mind, continue their checkups with doctors on online sessions, and be open about their concerns, say experts. “With all the uncertainty around, one of […]
Washington: When physically fit women exercise during pregnancy they could be setting their children up for better fitness too, say researchers, adding that regular workout during pregnancy may reduce obesity among children. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found exercise during pregnancy stimulates the production of brown adipose tissue, commonly known as brown […]
London: Prenatal factors such as vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, can influence the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, demonstrated an association between low maternal vitamin D level in early to mid-pregnancy and an elevated risk for diagnosed […]
Toronto: Researchers have found that the consumption of low-calorie sweeteners during pregnancy increased body fat in their offspring and disrupted their gut microbiota. Gut microbiota contains trillions of bacteria and other micro-organisms that inhabit the intestinal tract and affect our health and risk of numerous diseases. The findings, published in the journal Gut, are significant […]
London: Researchers have found that infants of mothers who smoke during early pregnancy appear to have a small increased risk of fractures during the first year of life. Many studies have found a link between smoking during pregnancy and growth problems in infants. But evidence of the impact of smoking during pregnancy on the bone […]
New York: Daily low-dose aspirin, from as early as the sixth week of pregnancy through the 36th week, may lower the risk of preterm birth among first-time mothers, suggest the results of a clinical trial which involved women from several low and middle-income countries, including India. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, involved […]
Jerusalem: Researchers have developed a new computer algorithm which will be able to identify women who are at high risk of gestational diabetes — even before they get pregnant. For the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, a research team from Weizmann Institute of Science, analysed data on nearly 6,00,000 pregnancies available from Israel’s […]
New York: The excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is not only linked with the increased long-term maternal weight but, according to a new study, it also has cumulative effect over multiple pregnancies. For the study, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, the researchers selected 1,181 women and analysed the effect of excessive GWG pregnancies […]
New Delhi: There is a raging debate regarding the pros and cons of vaginal delivery versus a cesarean birth. A lot has been said about the alarming rise in the incidence of so-called unindicated cesarean births in corporate hospitals. Dr Uma Vaidhyanathan, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh talks about the details of both so you’re better […]
New Delhi: Healthy eating is ever-evolving as it seems every day we tend to learn something new about the benefits of a range of foods that are introduced. Looking back at the food trends for 2019, we have surely come a long way with the rock stars of the food industry – superfoods. From kale, […]
Singapore: Researchers have found pregnant women who consume more of the daily food intake after 7 p.m., and who have a poor diet during pregnancy, more likely to gain weight. According to the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the same groups are three times more likely to experience postpartum weight retention of five kilogrammes […]
London: Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to a new study. In a rodent of model of the most common liver disease in pregnancy, the composition of gut bacteria in offspring was altered and liver function impaired, particularly when they were fed […]
New York: Exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to certain chemicals found in plastic food and drink containers and other chemicals found in consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7, warns a study. Some of these chemicals cross the placenta during pregnancy, exposing the foetus and potentially causing irreversible […]
London: Women who take paracetamol during pregnancy are at risk of having children with behaviour problems, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in mid-pregnancy and the behaviour of the offspring between the ages of six month and 11 years, with […]
Hyderabad/Bhubaneswar: Since the marriage of “Mahanati’ actress Samantha Akkineni to actor Naga Chaitanya in October 2017, rumours related to the arrival of ‘baby’ Akkineni has been making rounds. While all the rumours were found false and baseless, recently Samantha replied to a pregnancy rumour in an epic way. A Telugu movie portal published a news […]
London: Women go through several physical and emotional changes during pregnancy and their negative attitude towards body changes during this time can lead to depression after childbirth, suggests a new study. In the study, published in Psychological Assessment journal, the researchers discovered that pregnant women’s feelings about their changing bodies could help predict how well […]
New York: Men who delay starting a family have a ticking “biological clock” — just like women — that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to the researchers. Men who delay fatherhood should consult their doctor and consider banking sperm before age 35, said the study which reviewed 40 years of research […]
New York: Expecting mothers, take note. As smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes, a team of researchers has found that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth. The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation […]
Toronto: Children and youths whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancy are themselves at an increased risk of the disorder, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The study showed that a child or teenager whose mother had gestational diabetes — diabetes during pregnancy — was nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes before the age […]
Are you pregnant? Congratulations! The excitement of being a mother is incomparable. But, alongside, numerous thoughts must be streaming in your mind. It is likely to develop the urge to learn everything-good and bad, about pregnancy. As you are stepping into an incredible journey of bringing an angel into your life, you must be aware […]
New York: Women who travel long distances to their workplaces during pregnancy are likely to birth underweight babies. According to a study, for pregnant women who commute over 80 km to work, each 16 km increased the probability of having a low-birth-weight baby 14 per cent. Further, increasing travel by 16 km over the 80 […]
New York: Children whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are at increased risk of being obese later in life, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that chemerin, a protein that is produced by fat cells and appears to play a role in energy storage, was more prevalent in the skin […]
New York: Besides flu vaccines, maternal intake of a vitamin B nutrient can prevent babies from brain disorders caused by cold or flu in pregnancy, say researchers. The study showed that higher levels of choline prevented brain problems and mental illness, like attention deficit disorder and schizophrenia, in babies even when the mother had cold […]
New York: Just one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), warned a study. SUID is defined as sudden and unexpected death of a baby below one year of age, in which the cause is not obvious before investigation. For women, who smoked an average of 1-20 […]
New York: Researchers are working on a blood test that could be able to detect risk of spontaneous pre-term delivery. According to a study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, five micro particle proteins found in first-trimester blood samples may give clues about the risk of spontaneous pre-term birth. “Our goal is […]
New York: Women who deliver babies during night time, weekends and even on holidays are more likely to face complications, finds a new study. The study, published in Risk Analysis journal, showed that the odds of a mother experiencing a delivery complication are 21.3 per cent higher during night time. A mother delivering a baby […]
Malkangiri: A pregnant woman delivered a baby while being carried in a sling to an ambulance which failed to reach Chapulpada village under Khairaput block in Malkangiri district today in the absence of proper roads. According to sources, the woman, wife of one Dhabulu Majhi, experienced labour pain in the morning hours today following which […]
Bhubaneswar: Using personal care products like moisturizers and lipstick – rich in toxic plastic chemical – during pregnancy can affect your baby’s motor skills in adolescence, warns a research. The study showed that maternal exposure to phthalates – plasticiser chemicals – in late pregnancy could have long-lasting adverse effects on motor function in children. Phthalate […]