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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778717/first-time-mothers-expectations-of-the-unknown-territory-of-childbirth-uncertainties-coping-strategies-and-going-with-the-flow
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Sara E Borrelli, Denis Walsh, Helen Spiby
OBJECTIVE: To explore first-time mothers' expectations of labour and birth, coping strategies they adopt during pregnancy towards childbirth and coping strategies they expect to use during labour and birth. DESIGN: A qualitative Straussian grounded theory methodology was adopted, with data collected through semi-structured interviews in the third trimester of pregnancy. Ethical approval was gained. Data analysis included the processes of coding and conceptualising data, with constant comparison between data, literature and memos...
May 7, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777646/traditional-practices-of-mothers-in-the-postpartum-period-evidence-from-turkey
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Kamile Altuntuğ, Yeşim Anık, Emel Ege
In various cultures, the postpartum period is a sensitive time and various traditional practices are applied to protect the health of the mother and the baby. The aim of this study was to determine traditional practices of mother care in the postpartum period in Konya City of Turkey. The research was a descriptive, cross-sectional study carried out among 291 women at the first 8 weeks of postpartum period who visited to family health centers from June 1 to December 1, 2015. The data were collected using questionnaires...
March 2018: African Journal of Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777205/oviduct-epithelium-induces-interferon-tau-in-bovine-day-4-embryos-which-generates-an-anti-inflammatory-response-in-immune-cells
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Anup K Talukder, Mohammad B Rashid, Mohamed S Yousef, Kazuya Kusama, Takashi Shimizu, Masayuki Shimada, Susan S Suarez, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Akio Miyamoto
Recent studies indicate that communication between the bovine embryo and the mother begins in the oviduct. Here, we aimed to investigate the effect of embryos on bovine oviducts for their immune responses using an in vitro model. First, zygotes were cultured with or without bovine oviduct epithelial cells (BOECs) for 4 days, when embryos had reached the 16-cell stage. At that time, we detected interferon-tau (IFNT) in embryos co-cultured with BOECs, but not in embryos cultured alone. Next, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were incubated either in media from embryo alone cultures or from co-cultures of embryos with BOECs...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776899/increasing-physical-activity-in-mothers-using-video-exercise-groups-and-exercise-mobile-apps-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maya Nina Mascarenhas, June Maylin Chan, Eric Vittinghoff, Erin Lynn Van Blarigan, Frederick Hecht
BACKGROUND: Women significantly decrease their activity levels in the transition to motherhood. Digital health technologies are low cost, scalable, and can provide an effective delivery mechanism for behavior change. This is the first study that examines the use of videoconferencing and mobile apps to create exercise groups for mothers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to test the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an individually adaptive and socially supportive physical activity intervention incorporating videoconferencing and mobile apps for mothers...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776800/risk-of-emergency-hospital-admission-in-children-associated-with-mental-disorders-and-alcohol-misuse-in-the-household-an-electronic-birth-cohort-study
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Shantini Paranjothy, Annette Evans, Amrita Bandyopadhyay, David Fone, Behnaz Schofield, Ann John, Mark A Bellis, Ronan A Lyons, Daniel Farewell, Sara Jayne Long
BACKGROUND: Mental disorders and alcohol misuse are common in families but their effects on the physical health of children are not known. We investigated the risk of emergency hospital admissions during childhood associated with living with an adult who has a mental health disorder, or who had an alcohol-related hospital admission. METHODS: We did this cohort study in a total population electronic child cohort in Wales, UK, which includes all children who live in Wales or with a mother who is resident in Wales...
May 15, 2018: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773310/maternal-concentrations-of-human-chorionic-gonadotrophin-in-very-early-ivf-pregnancies-and-duration-of-pregnancy-a-follow-up-study
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Tom G Tanbo, Manuela Zucknick, Anne Eskild
RESEARCH QUESTION: Are maternal concentrations of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) on a fixed day after embryo transfer associated with duration of pregnancy? DESIGN: A follow-up study of 1917 singleton pregnancies after IVF was performed. Embryos were cultured for 2 days and maternal HCG concentration quantified on day 12 after embryo transfer. Duration of pregnancy was obtained from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. Association of HCG concentration (log2-transformed) with duration of pregnancy was estimated as hazard ratios (HR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) by applying Cox regression proportional hazard models, where time to delivery for pregnancies shortened because of planned Caesarean delivery or induction of labour was treated as censored...
May 2, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772068/risk-factors-associated-with-preterm-delivery-and-low-delivery-weight-among-hiv-exposed-neonates-in-china
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Liming Wang, Hongxin Zhao, Weiping Cai, Jie Tao, Qingxia Zhao, Lijun Sun, Qingbo Fan, Athena P Kourtis, Colin Shepard, Fujie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and preterm delivery (PTD) or low delivery weight among pregnant Chinese women with HIV. METHODS: The present retrospective cross-sectional medical chart review enrolled pregnant women with HIV who delivered at five tertiary hospitals in China between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014. Generalized linear mixed modeling was used to explore PTD (<37 weeks of pregnancy) and low delivery weight (<2500 g) risk factors...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769122/delay-on-first-antenatal-care-visit-and-its-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-in-public-health-facilities-of-debre-markos-town-north-west-ethiopia
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Atsede Alle Ewunetie, Alemtsehay Mekonnen Munea, Belsity Temesgen Meselu, Muluye Molla Simeneh, Bekele Tesfaye Meteku
BACKGROUND: Delay on timely initiation of antenatal care has a great impact on adverse pregnancy out comes. However, evidences in Ethiopia revealed that majority of pregnant mothers did not start their first visit as recommrnded by WHO. The aim of this study was to assess delay and associated factors of first antenatal care visit among pregnant mothers at public health facilities of Debremarkos town, North West Ethiopia. METHODS: An institutional based crosss-sectional study was conducted from February to March, 2014 in public health facilities of Debremarkos town North west Ethiopia...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767909/challenges-of-motherhood-in-the-voice-of-primiparous-mothers-initial-difficulties
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Júlia Maria das Neves Carvalho, Maria Filomena Ribeiro Fonseca Gaspar, Alexandrina Maria Ramos Cardoso
OBJECTIVES: To identify the main difficulties first-time mothers experience in the postpartum period, during the first six months of the baby's life. METHODS: Level I qualitative, exploratory-descriptive study. The sample consisted of 11 first-time mothers of full-term healthy newborns. The data were collected through the "focus group" method. The mothers' discourse was subject to content analysis, categorizing the registry units. RESULTS: Three categories emerged from the data analyzed that indicate the mothers' main difficulties in this period: postpartum recovery; baby care; marital relationship...
October 2017: Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766369/nutritional-issues-in-food-allergy
#10
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Isabel J Skypala, Rebecca McKenzie
Diet and nutrition play an important role in the development and management of food allergy. The diet of expectant mothers can have an effect on their offspring in terms of allergic outcomes. A host of confounding factors may influence this, with a maternal diet rich in fruits and vegetables, fish, vitamin D-rich foods associated with a lower risk of allergic disease in their children. More surprisingly, the consumption of milk and butter has also been shown to have a protective effect, especially in a farm environment...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764577/-current-status-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-for-the-second-child-and-factors-influencing-exclusive-breastfeeding-in-the-context-of-the-universal-two-child-policy
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Ye Luo, Hua Zhao, Rui-Fang Liu, Hong-Juan Shi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current status of exclusive breastfeeding for the second child in the context of the universal two-child policy and the factors influencing exclusive breastfeeding. METHODS: A self-designed questionnaire for the current status of breastfeeding and related factors influencing breastfeeding for the second child were used to survey 836 mothers with a second child, who were selected by cluster sampling, in Quzhou, Zhejiang, China. RESULTS: A total of 680 usable questionnaires were obtained...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759061/role-of-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-as-a-component-of-multimodal-analgesic-regimen-for-lower-segment-caesarean-section-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-study
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Ashok Jadon, Priyanka Jain, Swastika Chakraborty, Mayur Motaka, Sudhansu Sekhar Parida, Neelam Sinha, Amit Agrawal, Asit Kumar Pati
BACKGROUND: While opioids are the mainstay for post-operative analgesia after lower segment caesarean section, they are associated with various untoward effects. Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been postulated to provide effective analgesia for caesarean section. We evaluated the analgesic efficacy of this block for post caesarean analgesia in a randomised controlled trial. METHODS: One hundred thirty-nine mothers undergoing caesarean delivery were randomised to receive TAP block with either 20 ml 0...
May 14, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758305/maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy-and-academic-achievement-of-offspring-over-time-a-registry-data-based-cohort-study
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Alfgeir L Kristjansson, Sabena Thomas, Christa L Lilly, Ingibjorg E Thorisdottir, John P Allegrante, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir
Few studies have assessed the cumulative impact of maternal smoking during pregnancy (MSDP) on scholastic outcomes over time. We examined the relations between MSDP and academic achievement in the 4th, 7th and 10th grades using registry data collected at birth, during the neonatal period, and at each grade level from the 2000, LIFECOURSE study birth cohort in Reykjavik, Iceland (N = 1151, girls = 49.3%). Latent growth modeling showed that MSDP influenced Icelandic achievement scores, standardized to a range from 0 to 60, at baseline (β = -0...
May 11, 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753684/first-time-mothers-birth-beliefs-preferences-and-actual-birth-a-longitudinal-observational-study
#14
Heidi Preis, Michal Eisner, Rony Chen, Yael Benyamini
PROBLEM: Birth preferences, such as mode and place of birth and other birth options, have important individual and societal implications, yet few studies have investigated the mechanism which predicts a wide range of childbirth options simultaneously. BACKGROUND: Basic beliefs about birth as a natural and as a medical process are both predictive factors for childbirth preferences. Studies investigating birth beliefs, preferences, and actual birth are rare. AIM: To test a predictive model of how these beliefs translate into birth preferences and into actual birth related-options...
May 9, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752724/pregnancy-complications-and-subsequent-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-mother-a-nordic-population-based-case-control-study
#15
Rebecca Troisi, Anne Gulbech Ording, Tom Grotmol, Ingrid Glimelius, Anders Engeland, Mika Gissler, Britton Trabert, Anders Ekbom, Laura Madanat-Harjuoja, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Steinar Tretli, Tone Bjørge
Certain features of pregnancy are important risk factors for breast cancer, such as protection afforded by young age at first birth. Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication, is associated with reduced maternal breast cancer risk. However, questions remain regarding causality, biological mechanisms and the relation of other hypertensive conditions to risk. We conducted a population-based case-control study of breast cancer cases (n=116,196) in parous women identified through linkage of birth and cancer registries in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (1967-2013), including up to 10 matched controls per case (n=1,147,192) sampled from the birth registries (complete data were not available on all variables)...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750367/efficacy-of-maternal-choline-supplementation-during-pregnancy-in-mitigating-adverse-effects-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-on-growth-and-cognitive-function-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Sandra W Jacobson, R Colin Carter, Christopher D Molteno, Mark E Stanton, Jane Herbert, Nadine M Lindinger, Catherine E Lewis, Neil C Dodge, H Eugene Hoyme, Steven H Zeisel, Ernesta M Meintjes, Christopher P Duggan, Joseph L Jacobson
BACKGROUND: We recently demonstrated the acceptability and feasibility of a randomized, double-blind choline supplementation intervention for heavy drinking women during pregnancy. In this paper, we report our results relating to the efficacy of this intervention in mitigating adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on infant growth and cognitive function. METHODS: 69 Cape Coloured (mixed ancestry) heavy drinkers in Cape Town, South Africa, recruited in mid-pregnancy, were randomly assigned to receive a daily oral dose of either 2 g of choline or placebo from time of enrollment until delivery...
May 11, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750121/-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-observations-of-vortex-keratopathy-in-patients-with-amiodarone-induced-keratopathy-and-fabry-disease
#17
Yasuhito Ikegawa, Atsushi Shiraishi, Yasuhito Hayashi, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Yuichi Ohashi
Purpose: To compare the morphology of two types of vortex keratopathy: amiodarone-induced keratopathy and the Fabry disease-associated keratopathy. Patients and Methods: Eight patients who were receiving oral amiodarone therapy and 3 patients with Fabry disease, a mother and her 2 daughters, were examined by slit-lamp biomicroscopy and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) regularly. Results: Amiodarone-induced keratopathy developed in 7 of the 8 patients, and it was detected as early as 7 days by IVCM and 14 days by slit-lamp biomicroscopy...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749632/the-stability-paradox-why-expansion-of-women-s-education-has-not-delayed-early-union-formation-or-childbearing-in-latin-america
#18
Albert Esteve, Elizabeth Florez-Paredes
Despite substantial improvements in women's education, the age at which Latin American women marry (cohabit) or become mothers for the first time has barely decreased over the past four decades. We refer to this as the "stability paradox." We examine the relationship between years of schooling and transitions to first union or child, analyzing retrospective information from 50 cohorts of women born between 1940 and 1989 in 12 Latin American countries. Absolute and relative measures of schooling are compared...
May 11, 2018: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747602/first-child-s-impact-on-parental-relationship-an-existential-perspective
#19
Christina Prinds, Ole Mogensen, Niels Christian Hvidt, Mette Bliddal
BACKGROUND: The first child's birth is for most mothers a profound experience carrying the potential to change life orientations and values. However, little is known of how becoming a mother influences the existential dimensions of life within the parental relationship for example how motherhood may change how we view our partner and what we find important. The aim of this study was to explore how becoming a mother might change the parental relationship seen from the mother's perspective with a specific focus on dimensions related to existential meaning-making...
May 10, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747156/maternal-areola-ph-a-chemical-basis-for-mother-infant-recognition
#20
Vincenzo Zanardo, Francesca Volpe, Matteo Parotto, Lara Giliberti, Alphonse Simbi, Lorenzo Severino, Gianluca Straface
BACKGROUND: The human female's areolar region is the point of arrival of a natural progression from birth to breastfeeding continuum, supported by numerous functional features. AIMS: The aim of this study was to look more closely into the areola' skin chemical signals that are uniquely important for mother-infant chemoemission, chemoreception, and breastfeeding continuum. STUDY DESIGN: A dermatological study of the areolae and corresponding breast quadrants was undertaken on 71 healthy, at-term women...
May 7, 2018: Early Human Development
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