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New communication discovered between human embryos and mother

A team of scientists based in the UK have identified an exciting new method in which human embryos interact with their mother-to-be. The team, comprised...
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COVID-19 infection in pregnancy linked to higher risk of pre-eclampsia

Contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk of developing pre-eclampsia, researchers have demonstrated. A review of scientific literature by researchers in Brazil has...
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Foetal membranes repair themselves after injury, researchers demonstrate

New evidence that foetal membranes have the ability to heal themselves following injury could help to reduce the risk of birth complications. Led by Queen...
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Gestational diabetes increases risk of foetal hypoxia during labour

A mother’s gestational diabetes is linked to an increased risk of foetal hypoxia and further complications following birth, new research has found. Foetal hypoxia is...
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Hormones in placenta can aid early detection of pregnancy complications

Hormone levels in the placenta can aid early detection of potentially life-threatening complications in pregnant women, a new study has shown. Scientists from St John's...
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App can help pregnant women achieve healthy weight gain

Researchers in Sweden have developed an app to help pregnant women achieve a healthy weight gain and lead a healthy lifestyle. The app, titled...
Improved treatment for miscarriage more cost-effective for NHS

Improved treatment for miscarriage more cost-effective for NHS

A new drug combination that is better at treating ‘silent’ miscarriages than the currently used NHS treatment is more cost-effective, according to a new...
New COVID-19 vaccine advice issued for pregnant women

New COVID-19 vaccine advice issued for pregnant women

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued new advice for pregnant women on taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The JCVI has advised that...
Pregnancy outcomes worsened during COVID-19 pandemic

Pregnancy outcomes worsened during COVID-19 pandemic

A new review has revealed that pregnancy outcomes for women and babies worldwide worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pooled data from the review of 40...
Novel treatment could offer fertility hope for early menopause

Novel treatment could offer fertility hope for early menopause

A new pilot study has shown that a novel treatment approach holds promise for restoring ovarian function in early menopausal women. In the small-scale study,...
Pregnant women pass protective COVID-19 antibodies to babies

Pregnant women pass protective COVID-19 antibodies to babies

A new study has discovered that pregnant women transfer antibodies that protect against the COVID-19 virus to their babies whilst in the womb. The study...
Third of pregnant women not vaccinated against whooping cough

Third of pregnant women not vaccinated against whooping cough

New research has shown that despite whooping cough being highly contagious and serious for new-born babies, up to one third of women in the...
Pregnant women excluded from three quarters of COVID-19 trials

Pregnant women excluded from three quarters of COVID-19 trials

New data has shown that pregnant women are being excluded from three quarters of COVID-19 treatment trials despite being one of the most in-need...
Cumberlege review: law firm seeks redress and accountability

Cumberlege review: law firm seeks redress and accountability

Global law firm PGMBM has welcomed the publication of the Cumberlege review, an independent report into the safety and side-effects of treatments recommended and...
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Elective egg freezing may be the answer for later life pregnancy

An article published by the CMAJ reveals how egg freezing can increase the chance of pregnancy at a later age in life. The article published...
Women with a low desire to avoid pregnancy still use contraception

Women with a low desire to avoid pregnancy still use contraception

Healthcare providers should not assume that pregnancy preferences are the sole motivation for contraceptive use. A new study has shown that women who had a...
Maternal diet causes excess endocannabinoids impacting foetal brain

Maternal diet causes excess of endocannabinoids impacting foetal brain

A new study has shown that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brain of unborn offspring. A team from MedUni Vienna’s Center...
Placenta imaging method may aid diagnosis of pregnancy complications

Placenta imaging method may aid diagnosis of pregnancy complications

An NIH-funded study has shown that a new placenta imaging method may be beneficial for the early detection of a number of pregnancy complications. A...
Could prenatal pollution exposure be linked to ADHD and autism?

Could prenatal pollution exposure be linked to ADHD and autism?

New research has drawn links between prenatal exposure to pollution and brain changes that are linked to certain behavioural problems. Over the past few decades,...
Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapies for the detrimental effects of prenatal exposure to THC have been discovered using a preclinical animal model. A new study using a preclinical...

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