Amy Corderoy

Amy Corderoy

Amy is Health Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. Before working at the Herald she worked as a freelance journalist and radio presenter, as well as writing for a number of publications for doctors. She also keeps a health blog at www.dailylife.com.au.

Women lose babies while being held in immigration detention

Amy Corderoy Two women being held in immigration detention have lost their babies after repeatedly being turned away from medical care, a leading obstetrician says.

Women prescribed psychiatric drugs left at risk of birth defects

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Amy Corderoy Women of child-bearing age are increasingly being prescribed psychiatric medications that can cause pregnancy complications and birth defects.

Controlling asthma in pregnancy makes big difference to baby's health

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Amy Corderoy Ensuring pregnant women with asthma get the treatment they need drastically reduces the chance their babies will develop dangerous chest infections, researchers have found.

Report: Good results from using midwives

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Amy Corderoy Women who give birth under the primary care of a midwife are more likely to have full-term births and fewer medical interventions, a major review has found.

Terminated pregnancies 'may have been viable'

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Amy Corderoy Some experts have warned that misdiagnoses of early miscarriage may be leading doctors to inadvertently terminate healthy pregnancies.

Pregnancy diabetes to soar after test change

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Amy Corderoy One in five pregnant women could be diagnosed with gestational diabetes under new criteria doctors say will put more pressure on hospitals already struggling for resources to treat the condition.

Late-pregnancy snoring risk to baby: study

Amy Corderoy Nearly half of pregnant women will develop snoring by their final trimester that could be linked to dangerous health problems for mother and baby, Australian sleep researchers have shown.

Epidemic fear over big rise in diabetic pregnant women

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Amy Corderoy Hospitals are struggling to cope with a surge in pregnant women with diabetes, with figures released today showing one in 20 is affected.

Pregnant women only identify a third of their foetus's movements

Amy Corderoy Mother knows best - but it turns out she doesn't know everything when it comes to her baby's movements in the womb.