Most of the medical community believes that pre-eclampsia brings an increased risk of cerebral palsy to the infant, but not much was known about this relationship. A new study from Norway makes some new revelations about this mysterious link.
Researchers recently announced the results of a significant study that looked at the impact of thyroid disorders on pregnancies. Based on the data, hypothyroidism correlates strongly with a higher risk for several dangerous birth injuries, including preeclampsia.
One of our recent posts looked at the high rate of unnecessary intervention procedures that American doctors often use in the birthing context. That post explained some of the reasons for why it is important to carefully consider whether a procedure is truly necessary - and this week a sad case is offering a timely example of what can go wrong.
When it comes to prenatal health of mothers and infants, it is crucially important for doctors and nurses to recognize the signs of a potential complication as soon as possible. Time is often of the essence and an earlier response can have a big impact.
According to a study of more than 1 million pregnant women, expecting mothers who experience severe morning sickness are statistically more likely to develop other serious complications over the course of the pregnancy. This research has big implications for expecting mothers in Columbus and around the nation.
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Hypertension is a leading contributing factor for many pregnancy complications and birthing injuries, including preeclampsia. A new study points to yet another potential result of hypertension by concluding that the children of hypertensive mothers are likely to have lower IQ levels later in life.
A study from the University of Michigan concluded that women who begin snoring during a pregnancy may be at higher risk of conditions like hypertension and preeclampsia. If medical professionals do not properly respond to these pregnancy complications, mothers and newborns can suffer serious injuries.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes people to stop breathing for intermittent periods while sleeping. Although sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed, a study concluded that it raises big risks for some expectant mothers here in Ohio and around the country. These risks include preeclampsia and post-birth intensive care hospitalization.
About 6 to 8 percent of women experience high blood pressure during pregnancy, or gestational hypertension. Doctors must closely monitor pregnant women with high blood pressure because it is associated with a variety of serious health conditions manifesting in both the infant and mother, such as preeclampsia and premature birth.