In a new study published in the esteemed journal JAMA researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have examined the association between a positive SARS-CoV-2 test during pregnancy and complications in mothers and their newborn babies. Almost two out of three pregnant women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were asymptomatic and
Scientists’ new model may lead to more ways to improve fertility Scientists have created a mathematical model that can help explain why so many pregnancies and in vitro fertilization attempts fail. The Rutgers-led study, which may help to improve fertility, is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of
UCLA biologists reveal interplay between estrogen and key gene Can women in menopause get the benefits of hormone replacement therapy without the risks? A new UCLA study conducted with mice points in that direction, but additional research is necessary. Women commonly experience hot flashes and weight gain, among other changes,
An analysis of vaginal bacteria from a wide range of women at various stages of pregnancy could help identify those at risk of giving birth prematurely Pregnant women who deliver early are more likely to have a diverse community of vaginal bacteria, finds a new study published in Frontiers in Microbiology.
Four babies born in a hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, did not show signs of infection and remain healthy today Finally, some good news has emerged about the novel coronavirus that has spread to about 50 countries across the world. Chinese professors report in the
UC San Diego researchers discover the enzyme SPRK1’s role in reorganizing the paternal genome during the first moments of fertilization — a finding that might help explain infertility cases of unknown cause A sperm enters an egg, an embryo develops and eventually a baby is born. But back up a
An investigation in which different Spanish institutions have participated, including the University of Valencia, has shown that the factors that most influence cognitive development in childhood are the formative level of the mother and the social class of the father. The study, on 525 children minors aged 5 and 6
Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics. If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens that remain on the skin for protracted periods, this may have consequences for their child’s subsequent weight development. This is demonstrated in a study published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental
Finding the perfect name for your baby boy can be tricky because there are too many baby boy names to choose from. Moreover, choosing your baby’s name is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make as a parent, as the name you choose for your baby boy will be a defining piece of his or her identity for a lifetime.
Congratulations, you are 7 weeks pregnant! At this stage, your baby’s brain is developing rapidly and his/her eyes, nose, mouth, and ears are taking shape. In addition, most of those early pregnancy symptoms have set in. So, be prepared for a possible increase in nausea, fatigue and heartburn. How Many Months is 7