Health

Baby on board? Don't let the heat put you in peril

With summer temperatures soaring, pregnant women need to be extra cautious to avoid heat-related health issues. The body's natural cooling mechanisms are already working overtime during pregnancy, making it more difficult ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study finds perineal cut reduces the risk of serious birth injury

In first-time mothers requiring vacuum-assisted delivery, a lateral episiotomy (angled cut) in the tissue between the vaginal and anal opening more than halves the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury, a severe form of ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Is fish intake linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) results from a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Past efforts to identify JIA's environmental risk factors have been restricted due to limited high-quality data and ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Many US women unhappy with maternal health care, poll finds

Many women are unhappy with the state of U.S. maternal health care, but a major new poll finds most Americans don't understand how badly the nation lags behind other wealthy countries in this area.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Florida allows doctors to perform C-sections outside of hospitals

Florida has become the first state to allow doctors to perform cesarean sections outside of hospitals, siding with a private equity-owned physicians group that says the change will lower costs and give pregnant women the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Post-Dobbs, maternal mental health care is even more complicated

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ecosystem for pregnant women has become far more complicated—not only for women with unexpected pregnancies but also for those with planned pregnancies ...

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