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No stillbirth rise from antifungal medication

Pregnant women who use the oral medication flucanozole against fungal infections run a higher risk of spontaneous abortions.

Researchers have no idea how to fix your 'mummy tummy'

For years, researchers have promoted treating separated abdominal muscles, called diastasis recti abdominis, with specific exercises. A new study shows this approach doesn’t really work.

Traditional Norwegian foods could be good choice for pregnant women with bowel diseases

Women with bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are more likely to have small or premature babies.

Can you trust “safe periods” as a form of birth control?

It’s a well-known phenomenon that a woman’s body temperature can help predict when she is least — or most —likely to become pregnant. Swedish researchers have studied this phenomenon and are selling a mobile phone app as a form of natural birth control. Their efforts are not without controversy.

Rising number of Swedish women suffer recurrent miscarriages

A new Swedish study indicates that a rising number of women have experienced three or more miscarriages in a row. The medical researchers are uncertain as to the cause.

Preventing dangerous hypotension during C-sections

Eight out of ten women who elect caesarean delivery with spinal anaesthesia experience such a drop in blood pressure that it can endanger both mother and child. A recent study shows how to best prevent this.

What drugs are safe for pregnant women?

A recent study reveals that one in four pregnant Norwegian women takes medications that are considered risky. Some of the drugs help with pain or nausea, but can have negative side effects on the mother or child.

Flu drugs safe for unborn babies

Pregnant women run a higher risk of getting seriously ill if they catch influenza. A new study shows that new-born infants run no higher risk of harm if their mothers have taken anti-viral medications to ward off flu infections.

Licorice can be harmful to the developing foetus

A new study raises concerns about the long-term effects of licorice on the development of the foetus.

Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don’t consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.