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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136159/associations-between-maternal-lifestyle-factors-and-neonatal-body-composition-in-the-screening-for-pregnancy-endpoints-cork-cohort-study
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Darren L Dahly, Xia Li, Hazel A Smith, Ali S Khashan, Deirdre M Murray, Mairead E Kiely, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Fergus P McCarthy, Louise C Kenny, Patricia M Kearney
Background: Neonatal body composition likely mediates fetal influences on life long chronic disease risk. A better understanding of how maternal lifestyle is related to newborn body composition could thus inform intervention efforts. Methods: Using Cork participant data (n = 1754) from the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) cohort study [ECM5(10)05/02/08], we estimated how pre-pregnancy body size, gestational weight gain, exercise, alcohol, smoking and diet were related to neonatal fat and fat-free mass, as well as length and gestational age at birth, using quantile regression...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131740/the-impact-of-prenatal-yoga-on-exercise-attitudes-and-behavior-teachable-moments-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shilpa Babbar, Blake W Porter, Karen B Williams
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy serves as an opportune time for "teachable moments" to elicit positive behavior change. We evaluated change in exercise perception, behavior and gestational weight gain in participants engaged in a one-hour educational experience. METHODS: Women between 28 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks with no prior yoga experience carrying a non-anomalous singleton fetus participated in a randomized controlled trial on prenatal yoga. The yoga group engaged in a one-hour yoga class; the attention control educational group, in a one-hour presentation on exercise, nutrition and obesity in pregnancy...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129039/combined-diet-and-exercise-interventions-for-preventing-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Emily Shepherd, Judith C Gomersall, Joanna Tieu, Shanshan Han, Caroline A Crowther, Philippa Middleton
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences for women and their infants in the short and long term. With an increasing prevalence of GDM worldwide, there is an urgent need to assess strategies for GDM prevention, such as combined diet and exercise interventions. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was first published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of diet interventions in combination with exercise interventions for pregnant women for preventing GDM, and associated adverse health consequences for the mother and her infant/child...
November 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118320/nicotinamide-mononucleotide-nmn-supplementation-ameliorates-the-impact-of-maternal-obesity-in-mice-comparison-with-exercise
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Golam Mezbah Uddin, Neil A Youngson, Bronte M Doyle, David A Sinclair, Margaret J Morris
Maternal overnutrition increases the risk of long-term metabolic dysfunction in offspring. Exercise improves metabolism partly by upregulating mitochondrial biogenesis or function, via increased levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)). We have shown that the NAD(+) precursor, nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) can reverse some of the negative consequences of high fat diet (HFD) consumption. To investigate whether NMN can impact developmentally-set metabolic deficits, we compared treadmill exercise and NMN injection in offspring of obese mothers...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114525/the-effect-of-maternal-forced-exercise-on-offspring-pain-perception-motor-activity-and-anxiety-disorder-the-role-of-5-ht2-and-d2-receptors-and-creb-gene-expression
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Ozra Motaghinejad, Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Fatemeh Rahimi-Sharbaf, Tabassom Beiranvand
The effect of maternal forced exercise on central disorders in offsprings has been shown but the mechanism is still unclear. In this study, the role of 5-HT2 and D2 receptors in neuroprotective effects of maternal forced exercise on offspring neurodevelopment and neurobehavioral symptoms is evaluated. Sixty pregnant rats were trained by forced exercise and some behavioral and molecular aspects in their offspring were evaluated in presence of 5-HT2 and D2 receptors agonists and antagonists. The results showed that maternal forced exercise causes increase of pain tolerability and increase latency of pain perception in offspring in hot plate test, writhing test and tail flick test...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103415/effectiveness-of-breathing-exercises-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-on-labor-pain-and-duration-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hilal Yuksel, Yasemin Cayir, Zahide Kosan, Kenan Tastan
BACKGROUND: Some research exists on the effect of non-pharmacological approaches for labor pain relief. However, there is limited information about effectiveness of breathing exercises in pregnant women to reduce maternal pain during labor. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether breathing exercises for pregnant women during the second stage of labor have beneficial effects on maternal pain, duration of labor, and the first-minute Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration (APGAR) scores...
November 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103210/insulin-for-the-treatment-of-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Luke Grzeskowiak, Kathryn Williamson, Michelle R Downie, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with short- and long-term complications for the mother and her infant. Women who are unable to maintain their blood glucose concentration within pre-specified treatment targets with diet and lifestyle interventions will require anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies. This review explores the safety and effectiveness of insulin compared with oral anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies, non-pharmacological interventions and insulin regimens...
November 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098488/paid-maternity-leave-in-the-united-states-associations-with-maternal-and-infant-health
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Judy Jou, Katy B Kozhimannil, Jean M Abraham, Lynn A Blewett, Patricia M McGovern
Objectives The United States is one of only three countries worldwide with no national policy guaranteeing paid leave to employed women who give birth. While maternity leave has been linked to improved maternal and child outcomes in international contexts, up-to-date research evidence in the U.S. context is needed to inform current policy debates on paid family leave. Methods Using data from Listening to Mothers III, a national survey of women ages 18-45 who gave birth in 2011-2012, we conducted multivariate logistic regression to predict the likelihood of outcomes related to infant health, maternal physical and mental health, and maternal health behaviors by the use and duration of paid maternity leave...
November 2, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061441/cardiac-oxidative-stress-following-maternal-separation-stress-was-mitigated-following-adolescent-voluntary-exercise-in-adult-male-rat
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Ehtramolsadat Sahafi, Maghsoud Peeri, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Mohammad Ali Azarbyjani
Early life stress (ELS) is known as a risk factor for the development of depression and its associated comorbidities, such as cardiomyopathy in depressed patients. Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of depression and cardiovascular diseases. Evidence indicates that regular physical activity has therapeutic effects on both mood and cardiovascular disorders. Therefore, the voluntary running wheel exercise (RW) during adolescence may be able to attenuate the negative impact of maternal separation stress (MS) as a valid animal model of depression on the behavior and cardiac mitochondrial function of adult rats...
January 1, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057074/consensus-based-approach-to-develop-a-measurement-framework-and-identify-a-core-set-of-indicators-to-track-implementation-and-progress-towards-effective-coverage-of-facility-based-kangaroo-mother-care
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Tanya Guenther, Sarah Moxon, Bina Valsangkar, Greta Wetzel, Juan Ruiz, Kate Kerber, Hannah Blencowe, Queen Dube, Shashi N Vani, Donna Vivio, Hema Magge, Socorro De Leon-Mendoza, Janna Patterson, Goldy Mazia
BACKGROUND: As efforts to scale up the delivery of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in facilities are increasing, a standardized approach to measure implementation and progress towards effective coverage is needed. Here, we describe a consensus-based approach to develop a measurement framework and identify a core set of indicators for monitoring facility-based KMC that would be feasible to measure within existing systems. METHODS: The KMC measurement framework and core list of indicators were developed through: 1) scoping exercise to identify potential indicators through literature review and requests from researchers and program implementers; and 2) face-to-face consultations with KMC and measurement experts working at country and global levels to review candidate indicators and finalize selection and definitions...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055674/combination-of-a-structured-aerobic-and-resistance-exercise-improves-glycaemic-control-in-pregnant-women-diagnosed-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Iva Sklempe Kokic, Marina Ivanisevic, Gianni Biolo, Bostjan Simunic, Tomislav Kokic, Rado Pisot
PROBLEM: Gestational diabetes mellitus, defined as any carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy, is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes, both for the mother and her child. AIM: To investigate the impact of a structured exercise programme which consisted of aerobic and resistance exercises on the parameters of glycaemic control and other health-related outcomes in pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Thirty-eight pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus were randomised to two groups...
October 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028579/the-views-of-first-time-mothers-completing-an-intervention-to-reduce-postpartum-weight-retention-a-qualitative-evaluation-of-the-mums-online-study
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Paige van der Pligt, Kylie Ball, Kylie D Hesketh, David Crawford, Megan Teychenne, Karen Campbell
BACKGROUND: maternal postpartum weight retention (PPWR) has implications for short and long term weight-related health of both the mother and child. Little is known about how mothers perceive they may be best supported to achieve a healthy postpartum weight and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Evaluating existing postpartum weight focussed intervention strategies is an important step in the planning of future programs aimed at supporting new mothers. AIM: to describe the perspectives of women who completed the mums OnLiNE pilot intervention, regarding the acceptability and effectiveness of a program which aimed to limit PPWR and promote healthy diet and physical activity behaviours in new mothers...
September 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016485/a-medically-supervised-pregnancy-exercise-intervention-in-obese-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Niamh Daly, Maria Farren, Aoife McKeating, Ruth OʼKelly, Mary Stapleton, Michael J Turner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether an intensive, medically supervised exercise intervention improved maternal glycemia and gestational weight gain in obese pregnant women when compared with routine prenatal care. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial compared a medically supervised exercise intervention with routine prenatal care. The primary outcome was a reduction in mean maternal fasting plasma glucose in the intervention group by 6.9 mg/dL at the time of a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks of gestation...
November 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971475/maternal-exercise-modifies-body-composition-and-energy-substrates-handling-in-high-fat-high-sucrose-diet-fed-male-offspring
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Charline Quiclet, Hervé Dubouchaud, Phanélie Berthon, Hervé Sanchez, Guillaume Vial, Farida Siti, Eric Fontaine, Cécile Batandier, Karine Couturier
Maternal exercise during gestation has been reported to modify offspring metabolism and health. Whether these effects are exacerbated when offspring is under high-fat diet remains rather unclear. Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of maternal exercise before and during gestation on the offspring fed a high-fat/high-sucrose diet (HF), by assessing its body composition, pancreatic function and the energy substrates handling by two major glucose-utilizing tissues: liver and muscle. Fifteen week-old nulliparous female Wistar rats exercised 4 weeks before as well as during gestation at a constant submaximal intensity (TR) or remained sedentary (CT)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967862/provision-of-information-about-newborn-screening-antenatally-a-sequential-exploratory-mixed-methods-project
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Fiona Ulph, Stuart Wright, Nimarta Dharni, Katherine Payne, Rebecca Bennett, Stephen Roberts, Kieran Walshe, Tina Lavender
BACKGROUND: Participation in the UK Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme (NBSP) requires parental consent but concerns exist about whether or not this happens in practice and the best methods and timing to obtain consent at reasonable cost. OBJECTIVES: To collate all possible modes of prescreening communication and consent for newborn (neonatal) screening (NBS); examine midwives', screening professionals' and users' views about the feasibility, efficiency and impact on understanding of each; measure midwives' and parents' preferences for information provision; and identify key drivers of cost-effectiveness for alternative modes of information provision...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964735/voluntary-running-influences-the-efficacy-of-fluoxetine-in-a-model-of-postpartum-depression
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Aarthi R Gobinath, Robin J Richardson, Carmen Chow, Joanna L Workman, Stephanie E Lieblich, Alasdair M Barr, Liisa A M Galea
Postpartum depression affects approximately 15% of mothers. Unfortunately, treatment options for postpartum depression are limited. Pharmacological antidepressants such as fluoxetine (FLX) can be controversial due to inconclusive evidence of efficacy during the postpartum and concerns of neonatal exposure to antidepressants. Alternatively, non-pharmacological antidepressants such as exercise may be less controversial but its efficacy in postpartum depression is unclear. To investigate this, we treated rat dams daily with high levels of corticosterone (CORT; 40 mg/kg), to induce a depressive-like phenotype, or oil (vehicle for CORT) during the postpartum period...
September 28, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952131/dynamic-changes-in-p66shc-mrna-expression-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-following-resistance-training-intervention-in-old-frail-women-born-to-obese-mothers-a-pilot-study
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Alessandra Berry, Marco Bucci, Carla Raggi, Johan G Eriksson, Maria Angela Guzzardi, Pirjo Nuutila, Ville Huovinen, Patricia Iozzo, Francesca Cirulli
The p66Shc gerontogene may affect healthspan by promoting fat accumulation. We assessed changes of p66Shc-mRNA in peripheral tissues in relation to maternal obesity and the moderating effects of resistance-training (RT) exercise in elderly frail women. Thirty-seven women participated in a 4-month RT program. Twenty were offspring of lean/normal weight mothers and 17 were offspring of overweight/obese mothers (OOM). P66Shc was assessed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) before and after RT...
September 26, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948951/research-priorities-in-maternal-newborn-child-health-nutrition-for-india-an-indian-council-of-medical-research-inclen-initiative
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Narendra K Arora, Soumya Swaminathan, Archisman Mohapatra, Hema S Gopalan, Vishwa M Katoch, Maharaj K Bhan, Reeta Rasaily, Chander Shekhar, Vasantha Thavaraj, Malabika Roy, Manoja K Das, Kerri Wazny, Rakesh Kumar, Ajay Khera, Neerja Bhatla, Vanita Jain, Avula Laxmaiah, M K C Nair, Vinod K Paul, Prema Ramachandran, Siddharth Ramji, Umesh Vaidya, I C Verma, Dheeraj Shah, Rajiv Bahl, Shamim Qazi, Igor Rudan, Robert E Black
In India, research prioritization in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) themes has traditionally involved only a handful of experts mostly from major cities. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-INCLEN collaboration undertook a nationwide exercise engaging faculty from 256 institutions to identify top research priorities in the MNCHN themes for 2016-2025. The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative method of priority setting was adapted. The context of the exercise was defined by a National Steering Group (NSG) and guided by four Thematic Research Subcommittees...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930827/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-and-insulin-in-treating-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-an-updated-prisma-compliant-network-meta-analysis
#19
Hui-Ling Liang, Shu-Juan Ma, Yan-Ni Xiao, Hong-Zhuan Tan
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of different drugs in treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) patients who could not maintain normal glucose level only through diet and exercise remains to be debated. We performed this network meta-analysis (NAM) to compare and rank different antidiabetic drugs in glucose level control and pregnancy outcomes in GDM patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Embase up to December 31, 2016...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924642/breastfeeding-un-covered-narratives-of-public-breastfeeding-on-romanian-discussion-forums
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Diana Tăut
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the construction of breastfeeding in public, as depicted in the stories and the opinions of women participating in discussions on public forums. METHOD: There were 8 discussion forums selected, from which 769 messages were subjected to a narrative analysis further informed by recurrent themes identified in the literature and across messages. The emerging narratives were grouped based on their valence, and three broader categories of themes were formed, highlighting the predominant tone towards breastfeeding in public...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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