Pregnancy

Kapasia model: Drastically reduced maternal deaths

Back in 2017, a baseline survey conducted by Kapasia Upazila Family Planning Office (UFPO), Gazipur found that more than 90 percent of the mothers-to-be of the subdistrict were unaware of the maternal and neonatal danger signs, the idea and importance of antenatal and postnatal care or keeping their medical records during pregnancies, the importance of knowing their own blood groups, and keeping contact of potential blood donors or an ambulance.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Pregnancy and motherhood: Confessions of a ‘not-so-perfect’ mother

Dreams relating to motherhood began quite early in my life. It was mostly inspired by pregnancy photoshoots with celebrities like Brooke Shields, Kirsten Dunst, and Demi Moore. These ladies made pregnancy look like a piece of cake. With their long and thick hair resting on their shoulders, and finely manicured hands cradling their perfectly shaped bellies – everything looked handpicked, as if from a favourite fairy-tale.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Kapasia model: Drastically reduced maternal deaths

Back in 2017, a baseline survey conducted by Kapasia Upazila Family Planning Office (UFPO), Gazipur found that more than 90 percent of the mothers-to-be of the subdistrict were unaware of the maternal and neonatal danger signs, the idea and importance of antenatal and postnatal care or keeping their medical records during pregnancies, the importance of knowing their own blood groups, and keeping contact of potential blood donors or an ambulance.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Tips for a safe pregnancy

Here are a list of things to do and avoid for a safer and healthier pregnancy.

September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019

Reinforcing the value of screening for hepatitis B during pregnancy

United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guideline update reaffirms that universal maternal testing and neonatal immunisation is effective against hepatitis B infection.

May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

Poor diet delays pregnancy, curbs fertility: Study

Women who shun fruit or eat lots of fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study.

February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018

Sugar-sweetened drinks may reduce chances of getting pregnant

Drinking one or more sugar-sweetened drink a day -- by either partner -- can reduce the chance of getting pregnant by 20%, on average, according to an American study published in the journal Epidemiology.

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

Pregnancy-related conditions can increase health risks for mum, dad

New Canadian research has found that women who have diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at a higher risk of developing both of the conditions and heart disease years later, and that partners are also at an increased risk.

August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017

Pregnancy: sleep disorders increase risk of premature birth

Sleep disorders during pregnancy, notably insomnia and sleep apnea, are a risk factor for preterm births, according to a new American study published in the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

December 18, 2016
December 18, 2016

CA draws ire over pregnancy clause

Australia's Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating Cricket Australia's (CA's) controversial pregnancy clause in contracts offered to elite women players.

March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016

First case of Zika found in 2014

Medical researchers in Bangladesh have detected the first case of Zika virus, ringing alarms for the authorities to take strong preventive measures at the early stage.