Pregnant mice were fed a high-fat diet from the beginning until the end of gestation
. The moment offspring were born, mothers were switched to a regular diet, which was maintained during the lactation period.
To better understand the unique relationship between maternal Alzheimer's disease and risk in her offspring, Dr Pratico and colleagues looked at maternal fat intake specifically during the gestation
period in mice engineered to develop Alzheimer's disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended labor induction at 42 weeks of gestation
. It is mainly because waiting for natural labor beyond this period is associated with several complications for the mother and the child.
The pregnancy cows, which graze in the dry season during the last gestation
period, have been related to weight loss, loss of body condition score and high concentration of NEFA and [beta]HBA, leading to long periods of negative energy balance, this, adequate prepartum nutrition through supplementation, improved nutrient intake, and positive energy balance return (8).
Median values at 15-18 weeks of gestation
were also compared with other countries.
Gestating sows were housed in individual stalls (2.40x0.64 m), which were installed on concrete floor in a temperature-controlled room with automatic fans and individually fed a total of 2.4 kg/d divided equally to two meals at 08:00 and 16:00 during the entire gestation
2003;348:2379-85), treatment with 17-OHPC in women with a singleton gestation
and a prior preterm delivery significantly reduced the risk of another preterm birth at less than 37 weeks' gestation
(36.3% in the progesterone group vs.
The average duration of gestation
at delivery for singletons, twins, and triplets is 39, 35, and 32 weeks, respectively .
It is difficult to determine the beginning of gestation
in swine due to the variability in the interval between estrus onset and ovulation.
Fetal brain development is a complicated yet highly organized progressive process that continues throughout pregnancy, with intermittent periods of rapid brain growth (most notably at 26–28 weeks of gestation
Offer antenatal corticosteroids to: 1) all women at high risk for late preterm delivery, or 2) women scheduled for a cesarean delivery for an obstetric indication between 34 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks of gestation
, or 3) women at high risk for late preterm delivery whose newborns are most likely to benefit from treatment, those women at 34 0/7 to 35 6/7 weeks of gestation
Neonatal mortality stood reduced beyond 36 weeks of gestation
in both groups.