Are Women Veterans who have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma at Higher Risk of Perinatal Depression & Suicide Ideatiom?

Research Paper Title A Longitudinal Investigation of Military Sexual Trauma and Perinatal Depression. Background Military sexual trauma (MST), which includes sexual harassment or assault while in the military, is prevalent among women Veterans and associated with depression and suicide. Little is known about women Veterans’ perinatal mental health, including the potential role of MST. This… Read More

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Are Female Service Personnel prepared for the Demands of Full Active Duty in the First Year Postpartum?

Research Paper Title Female UK Army Service Personnel Are at Greater Risk of Work-Related Morbidity on Return to Duty Postpartum. Background The 2016 Interim Report on the Health Risks to Women in Ground Close Combat Roles highlighted an increased risk of skeletal injury and significant physiological changes, including increased ligament laxity and decreased bone mineral… Read More

Can Basic Training Contraceptive Policy Influence Contraception Use Among Junior Enlisted Servicewomen?

Research Paper Title Influence of military contraceptive policy changes on contraception use and childbirth rates among new recruits. Background Unplanned pregnancy is a common problem among United States servicewomen. Variation among service branches in contraceptive education and access during initial training is associated with differences in contraceptive use and childbirth rates despite access to a… Read More

Is Pre-pregnancy Overweight or Obesity Associated with an Increased Fast Plasma Glucose Value before the 24th Gestational Week?

Research Paper Title Value of fasting plasma glucose to screen gestational diabetes mellitus before the 24th gestational week in women with different pre-pregnancy body mass index. Background Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is usually diagnosed between 24th and 28th gestational week using the 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). It is difficult to predict GDM before… Read More

Is Low-dose Aspirin Effective in Increasing Pregnancy & Live Birth among Women with Metabolic Syndrome?

Research Paper Title Metabolic Syndrome and the Effectiveness of Low-dose Aspirin on Reproductive Outcomes. Background Metabolic syndrome is associated with increases in both inflammation and aspirin resistance, but effectiveness of aspirin in improving reproductive health among women with metabolic syndrome is unknown. We evaluated the effectiveness of low-dose aspirin in improving reproductive outcomes across metabolic… Read More

Weight Loss after a Baby

After having a baby, it is common for new mothers to begin thinking of ways to lose the weight they gained during pregnancy. Some mothers opt for a crash diet, characterised by: Not eating enough; and/or A fad diet (which generally involves a drastically reducing, or cutting out: fat, protein, and/or carbohydrates). It is true… Read More

Pregnancy: Linking Good, Benefits & Exercise

“It can be easy to fear exercise when pregnant. Harry Barnes, Ante and Post Natal Personal Trainer, argues there are few more important times to keep fit.” (Barnes, 2017, p.18). Pregnancy dramatically alters the body: hormones, extra nutrients and stretching to allow the ‘wee one’ to grow. Barnes (2017) informs us that almost half of… Read More