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Drinking during pregnancy changes baby’s brain

Drinking during pregnancy, even in low to moderate amounts, can change the baby’s brain structure and delay brain development.
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How pregnancy changes the brain: 70% of women experience mental health issues

Pregnancy changes the brain in profound and long-lasting ways, affecting brain physiology, mood and behaviour.
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SaliStick: World’s first saliva-based pregnancy test

The world’s first saliva-based pregnancy test is a non-invasive, easy and hygienic way to detect hormones, viruses and even diseases.
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Pregnant women die more from homicide than any other cause in the US

Pregnant women are more in danger of dying by homicide from intimate partner violence than any other cause of maternal death, including sepsis and haemorrhages.
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Do PCOS symptoms vary depending on where you live?

Women's PCOS symptoms vary from state to state in America and are influenced by race and general health, here's why.
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What hidden carcinogenic chemicals are pregnant women exposed to?

Common ingredients used in dyes, pigments and plastics can contain carcinogenic chemicals which could potentially harm child development if used by pregnant women.
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What is the science behind IVF failure?

Researchers find that IVF failure is commonly due to spontaneous errors in the early phases of cell division which causes so many human embryos to fail to develop.
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A revolution in AI: diagnosing cystic hygroma early on

A unique Artificial Intelligence-based deep learning model can identify birth defects in fetal ultrasounds early on .
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The Decision-Making Guide to taking HRT

In this exclusive guide to HRT, menopause specialist Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores the ups and downs involved in the decision to start taking HRT
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Miscarriage risk in America increased by 44% during summer months

Pregnant people in North America had a 44% higher miscarriage risk – within eight weeks of pregnancy – in the summer months.
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The importance of contraception in a post-Roe v. Wade world

With reproductive rights under attack in the USA and possibly UK, gaining control of one's menstrual cycle and sexual activities is more important than ever before.
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“Clear benefits” in water births for both parent and child

Water births have been seen to provide health benefits for both parents and newborns – with lower rates of medical interventions and complications during and after birth.
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Mental health and perinatal depression in the US

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead U.S. federal agency for research on mental illnesses.
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Pregnancy-specific anxiety

Karen L. Weis, a professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, discusses pregnancy-specific anxiety.
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Preeclampsia testing: tackling pregnancy dangers

Affecting 10 million pregnancies worldwide, this piece explores the ways preeclampsia testing is utilised to save lives, the hidden dangers of the condition and the demographics that are at most risk.
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Are body weight and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome connected?

Body weight and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have a closer connection than previously thought, according to researchers.
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Is childbirth more dangerous for Black women in the UK?

A new report on maternal care reveals statistics documenting the increased danger Black women face during pregnancy and childbirth in the UK.
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Can vitamin D help combat the effects of preeclampsia?

Shona Wilkinson at Nutrigums explains how vitamin D could be the secret weapon to combating the effects of preeclampsia.
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Blood explains if symptoms are severe COVID-19 or preeclampsia

Pregnant women sometimes have symptoms that could be either severe COVID-19 or preeclampsia - healthcare experts point out that time is of the essence in figuring it out.
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UK fails to protect babies from sodium valproate side effects

Sodium valproate side effects are severe in pregnancy - but recent data reveals that the epilepsy drug is still prescribed, despite past evidence of birth defects.

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