Tag: pregnant women

Innovation, Research

Marijuana use among pregnant women is linked to low birth weight, study finds

December 14, 2023

Via: Fox News

It’s long been proven that smoking cigarettes is harmful to fetuses, and now a new study has confirmed that the use of cannabis during pregnancy — including medical marijuana — can increase health risks for babies. Researchers from the University […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Pregnant women struggle to find care in ‘maternity deserts,’ new study finds: ‘We need more support’

August 1, 2023

Via: Fox News

For more than five million women in the U.S., getting maternity care is difficult or impossible. More than one-third (36%) of U.S. counties are considered “maternity care deserts,” which means they do not have any obstetric providers or birth centers. […]

Innovation, Research

Pregnant women with obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have a child with ADHD

September 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The estimated number of children aged 3-17 years ever diagnosed with ADHD is 6 million, according to data from 2016-2019. A major risk factor for ADHD in children is maternal obesity. Roughly 30% of women have obesity at their first […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists discover biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

November 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

This breakthrough finding could result in a diagnostic test to screen fetuses for Zika-associated birth defects whilst still in the womb. This would reassure expectant mothers that their babies are healthy. The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of […]

Innovation, Research

New blood test can reliably predict premature birth

June 8, 2018


Researchers from Stanford University in the US have collaborated with international scientists to develop new blood tests for pregnant women that can predict premature birth and determine the gestational age of a foetus. The new approach is less expensive than […]