Tuesday January 28, 2020

Infertility Treatment Linked With Slightly Higher Pregnancy Complications Risk, Says New Study

During pregnancy, such complications are often sudden and difficult to predict. Hence, it is important to identify women who may be at risk for these "near miss" events so that worse outcomes, including death, may be averted, the study suggested

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Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher pregnancy complications risk: Study. Pixabay

Women who have undergone infertility treatment, such as in-vitro fertilisation, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications, according to a new research.

The complications include severe postpartum hemorrhage and sepsis.Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by body’s response to an infection.

Maternal age greater than 40 years and being pregnant with twins or triplets are also linked with a higher rate of these complications.

“We found that the women who received infertility treatment, especially in-vitro fertilisation, were about 40 per cent more likely to experience severe pregnancy complication compared with women who gave birth without any treatment,” said lead author Natalie Dayan from the McGill University Health Centre in Canada.

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During pregnancy, complications are often sudden and difficult to predict. (Representational Image). Pixabay

However, the number of women who develop these complications remains small, suggesting for most women who cannot conceive naturally, this treatment is safe, said Dayan.

For the study, researchers examined 813,719 live births and still-births and identified that 11,546 women conceived through infertility treatment.

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The women who conceive with infertility treatment are typically older, report higher incomes, are more often first-time mothers and carry multiple foetuses, said the study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

During pregnancy, such complications are often sudden and difficult to predict. Hence, it is important to identify women who may be at risk for these “near miss” events so that worse outcomes, including death, may be averted, the study suggested. (IANS)

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Women Tend to Get Better Sleep Than Men: Report

19% of Indian women have menstrual problems says a new lifestyle report

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A new fitness report suggests that women have a better sleep than men. Pixabay

A new fitness report has suggested that close to 19 per cent of women suffer from some kind of menstrual issues which is one of the lifestyle diseases.

The GOQii India Fit Report 2020, that was recently launched had reported an uptick in lifestyle diseases like thyroid and diabetes in India. Specifically for women’s health, it revealed that women walk less than men, with an average of 7,117 steps a day, whereas the average man walks 7416 daily steps – almost 300 steps more.

Speaking of sleeptime, Indians get 6 hours and 52 minutes of overall sleep on average per day, with 4 hrs and 53 mins hours of sound sleep. However, as per the report, women tend to get better sleep than men.

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The report also suggests that men stay more hydrated than women. Pixabay

On the other hand, men are more hydrated than women. The report also suggests top ways to maintain feminine hygiene:

Keep the vagina clean by washing regularly with a gentle, mild soap and warm water.

Never use scented soaps and feminine products or douche. Also, avoid feminine sprays and bubble baths.

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After going to the bathroom, always wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from getting into the vagina and causing an infection.

Wear 100 percent cotton underpants, and avoid overly tight clothing. (IANS)