pregnancy

Dangers of smoking during pregnancy

Published: 20Sep2021

Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver smaller babies even after a full-term pregnancy, increasing the risks of birth defects and neurological disorders later in life, say researchers from...

Polycystic ovary syndrome increases risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders

Published: 6Oct2020

A recent study by researchers at McGill University has identified polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy....

World Maternal Mental Health Day

24 Apr 2018

Why are you interested in maternal mental health especially in pregnancy?

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms – and dads – at risk

Published: 14Nov2017

Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later....

Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women’s long-term cardiovascular health

Published: 21Aug2017

Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

Expectant dads get depressed too

Published: 5Oct2015

Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely...

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