Obstetrician & Gynecology Articles & Stories

Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy

Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy

A woman being exposed to high levels of pollen late in pregnancy can elevate a child's risk of early asthma. This is according to a group of researchers at Sweden%u2019s Umea University. Read More


The Impact of a Mother's Stress During Pregnancy

The Impact of a Mother's Stress During Pregnancy

We know that stress impacts our lives in numerous negative ways. But can it impact our unborn children? English researchers have published results showing that stress on pregnant women can affect the development of a fetus and how they grow into childhood. They conclude that reducing stress du... Read More


Young, Low-Income Mothers Face Greater Depression Risks

Young, Low-Income Mothers Face Greater Depression Risks

Women who give birth before turning 23 face a much greater risk for encountering clinical depression during pregnancy than older mothers, a recent study indicates. In addition, researchers find that younger mothers' children more commonly suffer from emotional problems and have a below-average... Read More


Bariatric Surgery Helps Avoid Pregnancy Complications

Bariatric Surgery Helps Avoid Pregnancy Complications

Women who have undergone dramatic weight loss following bariatric surgery have faced fewer pregnancy and delivery issues and fewer newborn complications when compared to obese mothers. The investigation analyzed data from 75 clinical studies and found that pregnant women who had undergone weig... Read More


The Importance of Becoming Active Early in Life

The Importance of Becoming Active Early in Life

The British Medical Journal published a story that mothers who are active during pregnancy and early in their child's life are more likely to raise active children. It seems self-evident but often researchers do find important insights by studying the obvious. Read More


PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

While polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 10 percent of women and is the most common cause of infertility among women, yet it remains a relatively unknown condition. Polycystic ovary syndrome or (PCOS) isn't an easily diagnosed disorder because it is a collection of symptoms i... Read More


Birth Control Pills aren't linked to Weight Gain

Birth Control Pills aren't linked to Weight Gain

It turns out that the claims that birth control pills are connected to weight gain are false. According to researchers from the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University oral contraceptive pills don't encourage weight gain. The researchers spent a year study... Read More


Five Natural Methods Increase Sex Drive in Women

Five Natural Methods Increase Sex Drive in Women

Several natural techniques improve women's level of sexual desire just as surely as newly developed sex-enhancement drugs, and without side effects. One of those ambivalent new drugs is Intrinsa, which comes in the form of a testosterone patch. In a recent study that appeared in the New Engla... Read More


Discovery Links Pre-Eclampsia to Diet

Discovery Links Pre-Eclampsia to Diet

Women with the condition pre-eclampsia have been found with red blood cells containing unusually high levels of a compound found in unpasteurized food, according to research published in the journal Reproductive Sciences. The findings are important because they hint at the possibility of this ... Read More


Birth Control Pills May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

Birth Control Pills May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

Oral contraceptives have been in use for nearly 50 years, and are taken by over 100 million women worldwide. Many studies over the years have cast doubt on the long term safety of "the pill", however, one study has found a possible benefit linked to its long term use. Published in The Lancet,... Read More


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