How does pregnancy affect a woman's brain?

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

A recent study indicates that changes can occur in the structure and function of a woman’s brain when she is pregnant. These changes may prepare the woman for the arrival of her baby.

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Mediterranean diet or mindfulness during pregnancy reduces by one third the risk of a low birth weight baby

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions during pregnancy reduce the prevalence of low birth weight by 29-36% as well as other complications of pregnancy, for which no tr...

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Smoking During Pregnancy May Impact Fetal Growth through Changes in Placental Gene Expression

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A new study demonstrates links between maternal smoke, placental DNA methylation and poor birth outcomes

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Researchers at the Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS show that pregnant women with pathological angiogenic factors benefit from delivery as early as at 34 weeks’ gestation

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Researchers from the Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS led a multi-centre study (MAP study) across Spain, which showed the benefits of women with preeclampsia delivering after week 34 of gestation when they ha...

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Vitamin-D deficiency during pregnancy leads to problems with neurological development in infants

by Universitat Rovira i Virgili

A study by the URV and the Jordi Gol Institute of Research into Primary Care (IDIAP) concludes that more than half of the pregnant women in the Mediterranean basin have low levels of vitamin D. Above ...

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An international study involving Vall d’Hebron shows that COVID-19 increases the risk of complications during pregnancy

by Vall d’Hebron

The INTERCOVID project finds that infected women are 50% more likely to have complications during pregnancy.

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Proof-of-concept study points to the placenta as a protective barrier against COVID-19 during pregnancy

by Vall d’Hebron

Carried out in collaboration with investigators at the Policlinico in Milan, VHIO, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (HUVH) – Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Barcelona, and the Universi...

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Smoking and the risk of gestational diabetes: another reason to quit smoking

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Tobacco is associated with both an increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and there is a clear relationship between smoking during pregnancy and low-birth-weight infants and premature birt...

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Seafood Consumption During Pregnancy May Improve Attention Capacity in Children

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A new study highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty fish during the first months of pregnancy

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Environmental Exposures During Pregnancy and Childhood Could Affect Blood Pressure in Children

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Exposome study evaluates associations between more than 200 environmental exposures and blood pressure in children

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Up to 30% of Children Carry a Gene Variant that May Increase Susceptibility to Methylmercury Exposure During Pregnancy

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

A study with 2,147 children explored the association between prenatal exposure to methylmercury, intellectual coefficient at 8 years of age, and genotype

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