Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Progesterone could increase live births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage

Research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby. The PRISM trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and co-ordinated by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit in collaboration with Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, is… Read More »

Genetic testing gives answers on developmental disorders during pregnancy

Research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that genetic testing improves the diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies that are picked up during ultrasound scans. The research, published today in The Lancet, was carried out by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Metabolism and Systems, Wellcome Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge,… Read More »

Does Exercise During Pregnancy Prevent Postpartum Depression?

While there is some data to indicate that exercise may improve well-being and diminish symptoms of depression and anxiety, the results have been mixed.  A recent randomized controlled trial has explored the efficacy of exercise during pregnancy for reducing the risk of postpartum depression. The Physical Activity for Mothers Enrolled in Longitudinal Analysis (PAMELA) Study… Read More »