Obstetrics & gynaecology

Improving birth outcomes one amino acid at a time

A simple dietary supplement (L-arginine) was found to improve birth outcomes, paving the way for future clinical trials to test this inexpensive and safe intervention.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers identify risk factors for sleep apnea during pregnancy

Snoring, older age and obesity may increase a pregnant woman's risk for sleep apnea—or interrupted breathing during sleep—according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, which appears ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on pregnant moms

Johanna Bick, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston, is launching a study of women who were pregnant during Hurricane Harvey, or who became pregnant within six months after, to track the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Cervical mucus removal may improve pregnancy chances

(HealthDay)—Cervical mucus removal before intrauterine insemination (IUI) can improve pregnancy outcomes in women with unexplained infertility, according to a study published online Oct. 27 in BJOG: An International Journal ...

Pediatrics

Prenatal exposure to ADHD meds tied to neonatal morbidity

(HealthDay)—Exposure to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of neonatal morbidity, according to a study published online Nov. 10 in Pediatrics.

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