The advice that many overweight and obese women are receiving on gestational weight gain (GWG) from their providers is insufficient and often inappropriate, concludes a small study conducted at Penn State College of Medicine.
The effects of exercise during and after cancer treatment are different, according to the findings of a new systematic review. Researchers concluded that exercise has a palliative effect in patients during cancer treatment and a recuperative effect after treatment.
Applied relaxation techniques can effectively manage vasomotor symptoms of menopause, primarily hot flashes, in healthy women, according to the results of a new study conducted in Sweden.
For women undergoing fertility treatments, the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors use may decrease pregnancy rates and increase miscarriage rates.
Worldwide, 15 million babies are born at less than 37 weeks of gestation, and more than 1 million babies die every year from complications related to prematurity.
Pregnant women with a history of psychiatric disorders can significantly reduce depressive symptoms by practicing mindfulness yoga, according to a small pilot study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System.
The benefits of intermittent oral iron supplementation plus folic acid are similar to those of daily supplementation in terms of maternal and infant outcomes, according to the results of a recent systematic analysis.
Because lead easily crosses the placenta, elevated lead levels in pregnancy have been associated with gestational hypertension, spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, and impaired neurodevelopment. In a new Committee Opinion, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has reviewed screening and management policies for elevated lead levels in pregnancy.
Pregnant women who are unable or unwilling to quit smoking can help improve lung function in their newborns by taking vitamin C daily.
A study found substantially improved survival of offspring for women who received prenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation and early invitation to food supplementation.