Diabetes

Adverse outcomes up with elevated HbA1c in late pregnancy

(HealthDay)—Elevated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) during the second and third trimesters correlates with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 3 in Diabetes Care.

Health

Children born after unplanned pregnancy are slower to develop

Children born after unplanned pregnancies tend to have a more limited vocabulary and poorer non-verbal and spatial abilities; however this is almost entirely explained by their disadvantaged circumstances, according to a ...

Health

Flame retardants linked to lower-birth-weight babies

Exposure during pregnancy to flame retardant chemicals commonly found in the home is linked to lower birthweight babies, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Risky pregnancy for first-time mothers age 30-34

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the risk of giving birth to your first child in advanced years increase as early as in the 30-34 age group. Previously, first-time mothers were categorised as being in advanced ...

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