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Obesity surgery increases the risk of preterm birth

Babies of women who have undergone bariatric surgery for obesity run a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a new study ...

Ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatment can affect outcomes, study finds

The ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatments like IVF can affect the rate of successful live births, according to new research by ...

True magnitude of stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths underreported

Counting and reviewing every birth and death is key to preventing future tragedies ... Full story

Strategies to fight infertility

Around one fifth of all pregnancies end in miscarriage at very early stages, the underlying causes of which often remain unknown. Dr. Maria Elena Torres-Padilla from the Helmholtz Zentrum München is now decoding the fundamental factors necessary to increase the chance of successful implantation after fertilisation. ... Full story

New blood test identifies women at risk of preterm delivery as early as 17 weeks of pregnancy

Team assembled by FoMD researcher publishes findings in PLOS One ... Full story

Many pregnant NZ women are in the dark about healthy weight gain in pregnancy

A large proportion of pregnant New Zealand women are at higher risk of poor health outcomes because they don’t know how much weight they should be putting on during pregnancy, new University of Otago research suggests. ... Full story

UTMB researchers shed new light on signals that trigger labor and delivery

GALVESTON, Texas – In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the fetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus’ muscular walls to begin the labor and delivery process. It’s still unclear how these signals accomplish this goal or how they reach from the fetal side to the maternal side. ... Full story

Fetal treatment and partial pulmonary resection with the use of ECMO saved baby with severe CCAM

Successful multidisciplinary treatment initiated by Osaka University Hospital Fetal Treatment Center ... Full story

Miracle baby’s set to celebrate his 10th birthday too

A ‘miracle’ baby is celebrating his 10th birthday this year – the same year that the hospital that saved him also turns 10. ... Full story

Inflammatory Cells Implicated in Lung Disease in Severely Premature Infants

Inflammatory cells in the lungs of premature infants receiving oxygen contribute to the development of chronic lung problems, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine suggests. ... Full story

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