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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303701/breastfeeding-knowledge-and-exclusive-breastfeeding-of-infants-in-first-six-months-of-life
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Monika A Zielińska, Aneta Sobczak, Jadwiga Hamułka
Background: Exclusive breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant nutrition. The maternal decision to breastfeed is affected by various factors, including breastfeeding knowledge. Objective: The purpose of this study was the assessment of the breastfeeding knowledge in selected group of mothers of infants under 7 months and its relationship to the exclusivity of breastfeeding. Material and methods: The study was carried out using the CAWI method from Dec 2014 till Feb 2015 among 446 mothers (aged 18-42) of infants under 7 months...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301838/the-interplay-between-maternal-nutrition-and-stress-during-pregnancy-issues-and-considerations
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Karen L Lindsay, Claudia Buss, Pathik D Wadhwa, Sonja Entringer
BACKGROUND: Several studies about humans and animals have separately examined the effects of prenatal nutrition and stress on fetal development, pregnancy, and birth outcomes, and subsequent child health and disease risk. Although substantial evidence from non-pregnant literature supports the presence of bidirectional interactions between nutrition and stress at various psychological, behavioral, and physiological levels, such interaction effects have not yet been systematically examined in the context of pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301833/persistent-environmental-toxicants-in-breast-milk-and-rapid-infant-growth
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Rachel Criswell, Virissa Lenters, Siddhartha Mandal, Hein Stigum, Nina Iszatt, Merete Eggesbø
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Many environmental toxicants are passed to infants in utero and through breast milk. Exposure to toxicants during the perinatal period can alter growth patterns, impairing growth or increasing obesity risk. Previous studies have focused on only a few toxicants at a time, which may confound results. We investigated levels of 26 toxicants in breast milk and their associations with rapid infant growth, a risk factor for later obesity. METHODS: We used data from the Norwegian HUMIS study, a multi-center cohort of 2,606 mothers and newborns enrolled between 2002 and 2008...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300619/brain-neurotransmitters-in-an-animal-model-with-postpartum-depressive-like-behavior
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Y Avraham, Y Hants, L Vorobeiv, M Premishlano, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, D Mankuta, E Galun, S Arbel-Alon
Post-Partum Depression (PPD) occurs in 15% of pregnancies and its patho-physiology is not known. We studied female BALB/c ("depressive") and C57BL/6 (control) mice as a model for PPD and assessed their behavior and correlates with brain neurotransmitters (NTs) - norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin and intermediates, during the pre-pregnancy (PREP), pregnancy (PREG) and post-Partum (PP) periods. Depressive-like behavior was evaluated by the Open Field (OFT), Tail Suspension (TST) and Forced Swim (FST) tests...
March 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299820/factors-associated-with-employment-status-before-and-during-pregnancy-implications-for-studies-of-pregnancy-outcomes
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Carissa M Rocheleau, Stephen J Bertke, Christina C Lawson, Paul A Romitti, Tania A Desrosiers, Aaron J Agopian, Erin Bell, Suzanne M Gilboa
BACKGROUND: Potential confounding or effect modification by employment status is frequently overlooked in pregnancy outcome studies. METHODS: To characterize how employed and non-employed women differ, we compared demographics, behaviors, and reproductive histories by maternal employment status for 8,343 mothers of control (non-malformed) infants in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (1997-2007) and developed a multivariable model for employment status anytime during pregnancy and the 3 months before conception...
April 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295470/preconception-tsh-levels-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-184-611-women
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Shi Chen, Xiang Zhou, Huijuan Zhu, Hongbo Yang, Fengying Gong, Linjie Wang, Man Zhang, Yu Jiang, Chengsheng Yan, Jianqiang Li, Qing Wang, Shikun Zhang, Hui Pan
BACKGROUND: Whether subclinical hypothyroidism adversely impacts pregnancy outcomes is inconclusive, and limited data are available on the optimal TSH range in women planning pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between maternal preconception TSH levels and pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. METHODS: From 2010 to 2012, the free National Pre-pregnancy Checkups Project recruited 248,501 pairs of volunteer couples across China, of which 184,611women, who subsequently became pregnant, were studied...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294527/peripartum-type-b-aortic-dissection-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome-who-underwent-aortic-root-replacement-a-case-series-study
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Seisuke Sayama, Norifumi Takeda, Takayuki Iriyama, Ryo Inuzuka, Sonoko Maemura, Daishi Fujita, Haruo Yamauchi, Kan Nawata, Masahiko Bougaki, Hironobu Hyodo, Rieko Shitara, Toshio Nakayama, Atsushi Komatsu, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
OBJECTIVE: To investigate pregnancy outcomes, especially the risk of pregnancy-related aortic dissection (AD), in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) after prophylactic aortic root replacement (ARR). DESIGN: Retrospective case series study. SETTING: Tertiary perinatal care center at a university hospital. POPULATION: Pregnant women fulfilling the revised Ghent nosology (2010) criteria for MFS that were managed at our institute...
March 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285640/first-and-second-trimester-gestational-weight-gains-are-most-strongly-associated-with-cord-blood-levels-of-hormones-at-delivery-important-for-glycemic-control-and-somatic-growth
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Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Abby Fleisch, Marie-France Hivert, Christos Mantzoros, Matthew W Gillman, Emily Oken
BACKGROUND: Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for mothers and offspring. Early, mid, and late pregnancy GWGs have different associations with fetal growth and later life adiposity, but associations with cord blood hormones, which might predict later health, are not well studied. METHODS: In 978 pregnant women from the pre-birth Project Viva cohort, we calculated trimester-specific GWG using clinically recorded prenatal weights...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285431/association-between-pre-pregnancy-consumption-of-meat-iron-intake-and-the-risk-of-gestational-diabetes-the-sun-project
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Amelia Marí-Sanchis, Ginette Díaz-Jurado, F Javier Basterra-Gortari, Carmen de la Fuente-Arrillaga, Miguel A Martínez-González, Maira Bes-Rastrollo
PURPOSE: We assessed the association of total meat, processed, and unprocessed red meat and iron intake with the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in pregnant women. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study among 3298 disease-free Spanish women participants of the SUN cohort who reported at least one pregnancy between December 1999 and March 2012. Meat consumption and iron intake were assessed at baseline through a validated, 136-item semi-quantitative, food frequency questionnaire...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283683/pre-pregnancy-levels-of-peripheral-natural-killer-cells-as-markers-for-immunomodulatory-treatment-in-patients-with-recurrent-miscarriage
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Ruben J Kuon, Franziska Müller, Kilian Vomstein, Maja Weber, Hannes Hudalla, Sabine Rösner, Thomas Strowitzki, Udo Markert, Volker Daniel, Bettina Toth
Immunological risk factors in patients with recurrent miscarriage (RM) are discussed controversially. Abnormalities of natural killer cells (NK) have been described in RM patients. Lipid infusions are known to modulate lymphocyte subsets. The aim of this study was to identify immune parameters that predict success of treatment with lipid infusions in RM patients with elevated NK. In sum, n = 341 couples with RM were screened for established risk factors and peripheral lymphocyte subpopulations as well as uterine NK cells...
March 11, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275045/food-insecurity-and-mental-health-an-analysis-of-routine-primary-care-data-of-pregnant-women-in-the-born-in-bradford-cohort
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Madeleine Power, Eleonora Uphoff, Brian Kelly, Kate E Pickett
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, use of food banks has risen sharply in the UK; however, evidence on the epidemiology of UK food insecurity is sparse. The aim of this study was to describe the trajectory of common mental disorder across the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postnatal period for food secure compared with food insecure women. METHODS: Data from the Born in Bradford (BiB) cohort, the nested BiB1000 study and primary care records were linked based on National Health Service (NHS) numbers...
April 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274683/gestational-weight-gain-and-interpregnancy-weight-change-in-adolescent-mothers
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Emily Whelan, B Anthony Armson, Jillian Ashley-Martin, Kayla MacSween, Christy Woolcott
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between gestational weight gain (GWG) and interpregnancy weight change (IPWC) in adolescent mothers (<20 years), and to determine if this association differed from adult women (20-35 years). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: and Participants: 3,055 adolescents and 17,090 adult women with singleton pregnancies recorded in the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database with a subsequent pregnancy occurring between 2003-2014...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271662/effects-of-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-on-neonatal-birth-weight
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Meng-Kai Du, Li-Ya Ge, Meng-Lin Zhou, Jun Ying, Fan Qu, Min-Yue Dong, Dan-Qing Chen
To evaluate the effects of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (pre-BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on neonatal birth weight (NBW) in the population of Chinese healthy pregnant women, attempting to guide weight control in pregnancy. A retrospective cohort study of 3772 Chinese women was conducted. The population was stratified by maternal pre-BMI categories as underweight (<18.5 kg/m(2)), normal weight (18.5-23.9 kg/m(2)), overweight (24.0-27.9 kg/m(2)), and obesity (≥28.0 kg/m(2)). The NBW differences were tested among the four groups, and then deeper associations among maternal pre-BMI, GWG, and NBW were investigated by multivariate analysis...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264065/maternal-cancer-and-congenital-anomalies-in-children-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
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Natalie C Momen, Andreas Ernst, Linn Håkonsen Arendt, Jørn Olsen, Jiong Li, Mika Gissler, Finn Rasmussen, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen
Several studies on pregnancy-associated cancers have suggested an association with congenital anomalies in offspring. Previous studies have included maternal cancers diagnosed up to 2 years after pregnancy; however, long latency periods of some cancers mean that cancers diagnosed many years postpartum might have been present during pregnancy in a preclinical state. This paper considers the association between maternal cancers diagnosed from 2 years prior to pregnancy until the mother reaches 50 years of age, and congenital anomalies, as diagnosed at birth or within the first year of life...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261314/maternal-high-fat-diet-intensifies-the-metabolic-response-to-stress-in-male-rat-offspring
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Roxana Karbaschi, Homeira Zardooz, Fariba Khodagholi, Leila Dargahi, Mina Salimi, FatemehSadat Rashidi
BACKGROUND: The mother's consumption of high-fat food can affect glucose metabolism and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responsiveness in the offspring and potentially affect the metabolic responses to stress as well. This study examines the effect of maternal high-fat diet on the expression of pancreatic glucose transporter 2 and the secretion of insulin in response to stress in offspring. METHODS: Female rats were randomly divided into normal and high-fat diet groups and were fed in accordance with their given diets from pre-pregnancy to the end of lactation...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260987/prediction-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-by-unconjugated-estriol-levels-in-maternal-serum
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Junguk Hur, Eun-Hee Cho, Kwang-Hyun Baek, Kyung Ju Lee
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between maternal serum estriol levels, which are routinely measured in the first trimester of pregnancy, and adverse pregnancy outcomes including gestational diabetes. We performed a retrospective chart analysis of women who delivered between July 1, 2007, and December 31, 2009, at Kangnam CHA Medical Center in Seoul, Korea. Only patients with available estriol measurements during their pregnancies and complete follow-up data were included in the study. The effect of estriol on the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes was examined using multinomial logistic regression analysis with age and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) as covariates...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259093/exposure-to-phytoestrogens-in-utero-and-age-at-menarche-in-a-contemporary-british-cohort
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Kristin J Marks, Terryl J Hartman, Ethel V Taylor, Michael E Rybak, Kate Northstone, Michele Marcus
Phytoestrogens are estrogenic compounds that occur naturally in plants. Phytoestrogens can cross the placenta, and animal studies have found associations between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and markers of early puberty. We investigated the association between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and early menarche (defined as <11.5 years of age at onset) using data from a nested case-control study within the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a longitudinal study involving families living in the South West of England...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257029/pre-pregnancy-fast-food-consumption-is-associated-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-among-tehranian-women
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Minoor Lamyian, Somayeh Hosseinpour-Niazi, Parvin Mirmiran, Lida Moghaddam Banaem, Azita Goshtasebi, Fereidoun Azizi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between fast food consumption and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among Tehranian women. This study was conducted over a 17-month period, on a random sample of pregnant women (n = 1026), aged 18-45 years, attending prenatal clinics in five hospitals affiliated with universities of medical sciences, located in different districts of Tehran, Iran. Dietary data were collected during gestational age ≤6 weeks, using a 168-item valid and reliable food frequency questionnaire...
March 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251440/screening-and-treatment-for-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-women-results-of-a-survey-of-obstetrician-gynecologists
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Lauren H Marcewicz, Britta L Anderson, Vanessa R Byams, Althea M Grant, Jay Schulkin
Objective To better understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of obstetrician-gynecologists with respect to screening and treatment for iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Methods A total of 1,200 Fellows and Junior Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists were invited to participate in a survey on blood disorders. Respondents completed a questionnaire regarding their patient population, screening and treatment practices for IDA, and general knowledge about IDA and its risk factors...
February 27, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243243/role-of-maternal-periodontitis-in-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Hongyu Ren, Minquan Du
In the last two decades, many studies have focused on whether periodontitis is a risk factor for preterm birth (PTB). However, both epidemiological investigation and intervention trials have reached contradictory results from different studies. What explains the different findings, and how should future studies be conducted to better assess this risk factor? This article reviews recent epidemiological, animal, and in vitro studies as well as intervention trials that evaluate the link between periodontitis and PTB...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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