Pregnancy, Delivery Safe for Women Born With Heart Defects MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women who were born with heart defects may get some reassurance from a new study that finds they face no heightened risk to health during a pregnancy and delivery. According to the researchers, doctors may often advise these women […]
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Laser Therapy Promises to ‘Rejuvenate’ Vaginal Tissue. A New Study Finds Otherwise TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Laser-based vaginal “rejuvenation” is all the rage among women concerned about vaginal dryness and other “down there” symptoms of menopause, but it’s buyer beware when it comes to these procedures, new research warns. It turns out […]
Women Doctors Face Higher Levels of Harassment, Frustration: Survey TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many female family doctors face sexual harassment, but most remain satisfied with their careers, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 315 women physicians in family practices from 49 countries and found that 75% said they were satisfied or extremely […]
Sex of Fetus May Matter When COVID Strikes in Pregnancy THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When a pregnant woman is infected with COVID-19, the sex of the fetus may influence immune system activity, researchers say. The new study included 68 mothers-to-be. Thirty-eight developed COVID-19 during their third trimester, while 30 remained virus-free. In […]
Depression, Anxiety Could Raise a Pregnant Woman’s Odds for C-Section FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) – While anxiety and depression in pregnant women have already been linked to low birth weight and preterm birth, they may also contribute to higher rates of cesarean deliveries. Researchers called the study among the largest to document a […]
Symptomatic COVID Could Bring on Emergency Delivery in Pregnant Women MONDAY, Oct. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women suffering from COVID-19 with symptoms are more likely to experience complications that call for an emergency delivery, a new study suggests. On top of facing a slightly higher risk for needing an unexpected cesarean section, women […]