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Yale gets $1 million for preeclampsia research

Yale School of Medicine has received a grant of up to $1 million over three years from rEVO Biologics, Inc., to further research and education in preeclampsia, and to uncover and define the best models of clinical care for the condition. The grant will also support the new Yale Women and Children’s Center for Blood […] [Read More]

March of Dimes: Blizzard poses particular risk to pregnant women

As residents of Connecticut and the Northeast brace for the possibly historic blizzard scheduled to begin today, the March of Dimes urges pregnant women and parents of new babies to be prepared for future emergencies, long term power outages or the need to evacuate from their homes. Pregnant women should discuss any concerns and their […] [Read More]
Categories: cold, pregnancy

FDA advises against ultrasound ‘keepsake images’

Ultrasound imaging is the most widely used medical imaging method during pregnancy. But some families use over-the-counter ultrasound service to create fetal “keepsake images” or videos — a practice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strongly advises against. Fetal ultrasound imaging provides real-time images of the fetus. Doppler fetal ultrasound heartbeat monitors are hand-held ultrasound […] [Read More]
Categories: pregnancy

FDA publishes guidelines on pregnancy and lactation-related drug labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a final rule  that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products. The new requirements will provide a more consistent way to include information about the risks and benefits of prescription drugs […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing, pregnancy

Griffin hosts discussions on holiday eating

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about holiday eating on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. The program will be a follow-up to last month’s “Healthy Holiday Eating,” which offered advice to diabetics on shopping and meal planning for the holidays. Participants are […] [Read More]

Yale study: Low risk for small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy

Heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to a range of developmental problems and birth defects including fetal alcohol syndrome, low birth weight, and preterm delivery, but a new study from Yale and Brown universities shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with an increased risk of specific birth outcomes […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, pregnancy

Baby fair at Milford Hospital

Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host a community baby fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. This fair will feature a variety of vendors that will provide information, demonstrations, education, merchandise, resources, food and fun. There also will be tours of the Milford Hospital Family Childbirth Center. Call the Milford Hospital […] [Read More]
Categories: Milford, pregnancy

State gets over $1 million to reduce infant mortality

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today released $65 million in grants to help 87 organizations in 33 states reduce high infant mortality rates and other health problems related to pregnancy and mothers’ health. This included a total of $1,344,362 for two groups in Connecticut. Healthy Start is targeted to the needs of vulnerable mothers and […] [Read More]