Obstetrics & gynaecology

'Science' features advances in preterm birth

The Aug. 15 edition of the journal Science features a major article about the most important problem in obstetrics: preterm labor. The article, "Preterm labor: one syndrome, many causes," delivers a powerful message: preterm ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Postpartum depression linked to mother's pain after childbirth

While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, suggests new research presented ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

FDA aims to dispel 'myth of the medication-free pregnancy'

When Laura Wylie became pregnant for the second time, she confronted a vexing dilemma: Stay on the antidepressants that could have adverse effects on her developing baby or risk descending into a deep, black hole that left ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Blood test for pregnant women can predict premature birth

A new blood test for pregnant women detects with 75-80 percent accuracy whether their pregnancies will end in premature birth. The technique can also be used to estimate a fetus's gestational age—or the mother's due date—as ...

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