Addiction

Alcohol use is less prevalent in second, third trimesters

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of self-reported drinking is lower among pregnant women in their second or third trimester compared to those in their first trimester, according to research published in the Aug. 7 issue of the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Earlier gestational diabetes diagnosis, less weight gain

A new study has shown that initiating screening for gestational diabetes in high-risk women in the first trimester of pregnancy instead of the second trimester, allowing for treatment to start earlier, can help optimize gestational ...

Health

Smoking only in early pregnancy still puts baby at risk

(HealthDay)—While quitting smoking during the first trimester slightly decreases the risk for low birth weight in newborns, any duration of maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight and abnormal ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

When pregnant moms are stressed out, babies' brains suffer

Knowing that your unborn fetus has congenital heart disease causes such pronounced maternal stress, anxiety and depression that these women's fetuses end up with impaired development in key brain regions before they are born, ...

Neuroscience

The fetal brain possesses adult-like networks

The fundamental organization of brain networks is established in utero during the second and third trimesters of fetal development, according to research published in JNeurosci. The finding lays the groundwork for understanding ...

page 1 from 7