Study finds smog particles can reach developing foetus

2019-12-11 05:55

New findings underscore the fact that a mother's environment is also the foetus' environment – and that the placenta cannot offer foolproof protection from the outside world.

WATCH: Would you eat your baby’s placenta? Chrissy Teigen did

2018-09-14 15:52

Would you eat your baby’s placenta?

The placenta could be game-changing in improving the health of HIV-positive pregnant moms and babies

2018-02-08 10:30

New research suggests that studying the development of the placenta could vastly improve the health of both the HIV positive mother and her unborn child.

Chrissy Teigen: "I'll be a surrogate for Kim Kardashian!"

2016-11-18 11:52

After Kim mentioned she's considering surrogacy for her third pregnancy, Chrissy made this bold statement in a recent interview.

Birthing the placenta

2015-11-11 14:22

Birthing the placenta is called the third stage of labour and begins after birth.

What to do when baby comes early

2015-09-18 10:35

Do you know what to do – or more importantly, what NOT to do – if your baby arrives unexpectedly?

Bubbles or butterflies?

2014-07-15 08:42

Bubbles, butterflies, flutters and gas. These are all words used to describe what a baby's first movements feel like to a mother. This is a long anticipated event in every pregnancy. 

Maternal antibodies linked to autism

2013-07-10 14:26

Researchers studying autism reported that they had found a group of maternal antibodies that target proteins in the foetus' developing brain.

Labour explained

2012-09-18 12:26

Labour is a warning to a mother to get to a place of safety- for her and baby.

Would you eat your own placenta?

2012-03-27 15:30

Does the thought of eating afterbirth turn your stomach? Mad Men actress January Jones disagrees.


Did you know you can donate your placenta to science?

2019-09-12 11:06

One placenta also provides thousands of doses, so just one donated organ can go a long way.

Five celebrities who have had difficult pregnancies

2018-04-17 14:28

The following celebrities have also gone through quite a lot before, during and even after their pregnancies.

100 amazing facts about pregnancy

2016-03-30 12:03

We've put together 100 reasons why pregnancy is a weirdly wonderful time.

"I gave birth in our car"

2015-10-05 10:58

When Camille's water broke, she thought she had plenty time to get to the hospital. An hour later her baby made a bold arrival - in their car.

Eating own placenta has no benefits for women

2015-06-05 15:05

Studies have shown no data to support the claim that eating one's placenta has any health benefits, as touted by stars like Kourtney Kardashian.

Bleeding in late pregnancy

2014-05-15 21:56

Bleeding in the second and third trimester might have different causes from early on and may include problems with the placenta or cervix.

Lotus birth: weird or not?

2013-01-31 14:51

Kim Norton finds out more about this unusual birthing practice.

What is placenta praevia?

2012-08-13 10:05

Knowledge is power, and here's what you need to know about placenta praevia.

IVF babies do fine, but moms at risk

2010-03-01 12:04

Women pregnant via IVF were more likely to develop a complication.

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