Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Efavirenz in pregnancy is at least as safe as other antiretrovirals

The European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration includes data from 24,963 pregnancies ending in singleton live births between 2002 and 2015. Cohorts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine and the United Kingdom provided data. In 1200 pregnancies (4.8%), the mother received efavirenz at the time… Read More »

Woman in vegetative state may not have shown signs of pregnancy prior to birth, expert says

As to the investigation into how a woman who has been in a vegetative state for nearly a decade was impregnated continues, at least one expert said it’s possible that staffers were unaware of the impending childbirth because the patient may not have shown any outward signs of pregnancy. In fact, it’s possible that the… Read More »

Is Epilepsy Drug Use in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can’t prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in these cases,… Read More »

Metabolic syndrome increases risk of pregnancy complications

Research led by the University of Adelaide shows that metabolic syndrome in pregnant women increases their risk for pregnancy complications including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes by 2-4 times. Published in the journal PLOS Medicine the research assessed maternal metabolic health at 15 weeks’ gestation in 5530 women in the international SCOPE Study based at the… Read More »

The best way to lose weight after pregnancy

Being able to get pregnant and produce a baby is what many women around the world dream of, and when the baby finally arrives, they’re thrilled to be starting a new chapter in their life with their own little creation. Pregnancy can be a big challenge for many soon-to-be mothers, but another challenge remains, losing… Read More »