Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Pre-eclampsia ward in a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo credit: Diane Sawchuck

UBC-CFRI effort to save pregnant women awarded additional $17 million

Nov. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A project aimed at finding and treating women at risk of succumbing to pre-eclampsia – the often-fatal onset of high blood pressure during pregnancy – will receive an additional $17 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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UBC to double enrolment in midwifery education program

May. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program – bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia – will double in size over the next five years, a move intended to augment the number of pregnancy and childbirth specialists in B.C.

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Maternal depression and bilingual households can impact infant language development

Feb. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

While babies are born ready to learn any of the world’s languages, the crucial developmental period when they attune to their native languages can change due to environmental influences such as maternal depression or a bilingual upbringing, according to new University of British Columbia research.

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Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Pregnant women in Vancouver may not be getting enough vitamin D: UBC research

Aug. 11, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Pregnant women taking prenatal supplements may not be getting enough vitamin D, shows a new Vancouver-based study led Timothy Green, associate professor at the University of British Columbia and Child & Family Research Institute scientist at BC Children’s Hospital. Published today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the study found that while almost 80 [...]

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