Study Supports Use of Progesterone to Fight Pre-Term Birth

A new study recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of pre-term birth, neonatal complications and infant death in pregnant women with a short cervix. A shortened cervix is the most powerful predictor of pre-term birth. A meta-analysis of individual [...]

By |2017-11-23T13:00:14+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

Vitamin D Associated with Better Live Birth Rates

New research links vitamin D with better live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment (ART). Researchers from Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research at the University of Birmingham investigated the connection between vitamin D and the outcomes of assisted reproduction treatment, such as IVF and frozen embryo transfer. The team analysed data from [...]

By |2017-11-23T12:59:12+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

New Promise for Treating and Preventing Perimenopausal Depression

A new study suggests that transdermal estradiol could be the key to not only treating existing perimenopausal depression, but also possibly preventing it, and the chances that it will benefit your mood are greater the more stress you’re under. The study results are being presented during the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:43:32+00:00October 12th, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

Trial Aims to Reduce Complications Caused by Delivery of Bigger Babies

A nationwide study of 4,000 pregnant women is to determine if delivering bigger babies earlier will prevent serious complications during labour and beyond. The clinical trial, led by a partnership between University of Warwick, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, and the Perinatal Institute, will help decide if inducing an earlier birth is [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:41:05+00:00October 12th, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

New Womb Findings Could Provide Clues to Miscarriage

Identifying the precise time when the four chambers of the heart develop opens up the possibility that doctors could eventually be able to monitor babies during this critical phase of their development. The lead investigator – Dr Eleftheria Pervolaraki, from the University of Leeds – hopes that the findings will mean that doctors would be [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:39:49+00:00October 12th, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

Asthma Linked to Increase in Fertility Treatment

Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. Among 744 pregnant asthmatic women enrolled in the Management of Asthma During Pregnancy programme at the Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark, and who gave birth between 2007 and [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:04:17+00:00September 21st, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

Stem Cells Form Structures that Could Aid Understanding of Infertility

The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases of infertility. Despite the importance of this critical stage, scientists haven't had a good way to explore what can go wrong, or even what must go right, after the newly formed [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:03:20+00:00September 21st, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

New Hope for Couples Suffering IVF Miscarriage

Women who miscarry during their first full round of IVF are more likely to have a baby after further treatment than women who don’t get pregnant at all. Researchers from the University of Aberdeen, who led a study on over a hundred thousand women, hope the findings will provide comfort for women who are devastated [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:02:07+00:00September 21st, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

Certain Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Birth Defects

A new study has found links between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in newborns. The study included an analysis of information on 139,938 live births in Quebec, Canada, between 1998 and 2008. Clindamycin, doxycycline, quinolones, macrolides, and phenoxymethylpenicillin were linked to organ-specific malformations. Amoxicillin, cephalosporins, and nitrofurantoin were not associated with birth [...]

By |2017-08-11T15:27:29+00:00August 11th, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments

Make-up of Vaginal Microbiome Linked to Pre-term Birth

Infections long have been thought to be related to pre-term birth, prompting researchers to look at the mix of microbes in the vagina during pregnancy. In a study of predominantly African-American women – who have a much higher rate of delivering babies early compared with other racial groups – researchers at Washington University School of [...]

By |2017-08-11T15:26:46+00:00August 11th, 2017|Gynaecology|0 Comments