Obstetrics & gynaecology

Data on effectiveness of morning sickness drug may be flawed

(HealthDay)—Pyridoxine-doxylamine (Diclectin), used to manage the nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness, may not be as effective as once believed, according to a new analysis published online Jan. 4 in PLOS ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

'Morning sickness' linked to lower miscarriage risk: study

Morning sickness is linked to a lower risk of miscarriage, according to research out Monday that suggests a woman's nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy may have protective effects for the fetus.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study finds no evidence linking anti-nausea drug to birth defects

Women suffering from extreme morning sickness often take Zofran (ondansetron) to combat their debilitating nausea and vomiting. However, two studies have found that the drug may increase risk of heart defects and cleft palate ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Making sense of a miscarriage

"Don't worry, pregnancy isn't an illness," said my midwife, smiling affectionately as I worried about my lack of morning sickness. She must have been well acquainted with the limbo of early pregnancy, the constant fluttering ...

Health

What happens to your brain when you're pregnant?

My friend recently asked me: "Why have I become so forgetful since I became pregnant?" I told her I didn't know, but that I'd look into it. She then followed with: "I was going to ask you to explain something else to me, ...

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