Category Pregnancy Complications

New Test Offers Early Detection for Preeclampsia

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New Test Offers Early Detection for Preeclampsia

A new test for preeclampsia offers pregnant women a head start on identifying and managing this potentially dangerous condition.

Preeclampsia is a form of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure that can be very dangerous for a mom-to-be and her baby. This scary condition affects 10 percent of all pregnant women worldwide.

The condition is typically diagnosed during the third trimester, when it may already have compromised a pregnancy. But a new test offers expectant women potentially life-saving early detection.

Medical diagnostics company DiabetOmics devised the test, which can diagnose preeclampsia as early as the first trimester...

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What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

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What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

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What Being Rh Negative Means for Your Pregnancy

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What Being Rh Negative Means for Your Pregnancy

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Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms and Treatment Options

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How to Make the Most of Bed Rest During Pregnancy

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You can do more than you think when you’re “stuck” in bed.

If you have complications during pregnancy and your doctor prescribesbed rest, you may wonder what you’re going to do when you’ll be stuck in bed for so long. Here are some ideas to help the days go by without going stir-crazy.

Make a Plan
Now that you have all this time to plan, start making lists of everything you want or need to get when you’re out of bed. Do you still need clothes, diapers and wipes? What about furniture? Do you have a criband mattress, car seat and stroller? Do you still need to decorate the nursery? Maybe you’re running low on pantry staples or even toiletries. By writing everything down, you can delegate parts of your lists...

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Study: Autism May Be Related to Birth Stress

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Study: Autism May Be Related to Birth Stress

Scientists focus on diuretic to restore neuron function in autistic rodents

With autism rates soaring over the past 20 years, researchers are constantly looking for prevention or treatment methods. One scientist, Yehezkel Ben-Ari of the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology in Marseille, France believes autistic children may have suffered stress at birth. As a mother of three autistic children, this peaked my interest, especially since two of them suffered birth trauma.

While Ben-Ari has done some studies on autistic children, most of his research has been limited to mice and rats. Even so, there are noted parallels that seem to make the study applicable to humans in many ways...

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