First baby born from use of lab-matured frozen egg

2020-02-26 13:36

In cases where ovarian stimulation isn't feasible, a technique called in vitro maturation (IVM), where the egg maturation process is induced in a laboratory, has been shown to work.

Employers need to do more to help breastfeeding moms

2020-02-25 05:30

Employers need to make it easier for women to work and raise young children, and it shouldn't be a choice of one or the other, according to a recent survey.

A baby boy is the first person born using 'in vitro maturation'

2020-02-21 14:14

The French woman's success with IVM (in vitro maturation) could lead to more ways for cancer patients to preserve their fertility, a new study says.

Pregnant women taking a common antibiotic may be more likely to have babies with heart or birth defects

2020-02-20 14:03

The research including over 200,000 children implicates macrolides, which are often used as alternatives for people with penicillin allergies.

Celebrate new life

2020-02-14 11:55

Bringing a child into the world changes your life, and your skin. Start your pregnancy journey confidently by giving your skin the nourishment it needs to be healthy and resilient.

How low-dose aspirin could help prevent preterm births

2020-02-08 15:45

A trial, run in six lower-income countries, found that giving first-time mothers a daily low-dose aspirin reduced their risk of preterm birth by more than 10%.

Marijuana is bad news for baby during pregnancy

2020-01-31 04:45

How regular marijuana use during pregnancy could cause a host of problems.

How mom-to-be's worry over birth defects can harm baby

2020-01-22 18:45

Researchers are alarmed by the high percentage of pregnant women with a diagnosis of a major foetal heart problem who test positive for stress, anxiety and depression.

How could a baby survive 27 minutes without a heartbeat?

2020-01-17 16:45

An American mother-to-be was told that her daughter would be born with only one good pumping chamber in her heart and would need numerous surgeries after birth.

Many moms-to-be turn to their moms first for medical advice

2020-01-06 18:00

While many moms-to-be take note of what their doctors are advising, they turn to their own moms for medical advice first.


Vitamin D in pregnancy doesn't curb kids' asthma

2020-02-25 10:38

Although a study failed to show that prenatal vitamin D supplementation prevents the development of asthma, it may have delayed the onset of the condition.

Pregnant moms who smoke, drink put babies at risk of SIDS

2020-02-22 12:00

The findings of a new study suggest that mothers-to-be's combined exposures to alcohol and tobacco have a synergistic effect on SIDS risk.

Scented house-cleaning products may raise the risk of asthma in toddlers

2020-02-20 15:39

New research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development study shows exposure to cleaning products can raise asthma risk.

Everything you need to know before doing intermittent fasting while pregnant

2020-02-17 08:45

Gaining, not losing, the right amount of weight may actually be the right thing for your health.

In small study, no sign that coronavirus can be passed to baby during pregnancy

2020-02-13 10:23

A new study suggests that infection with coronavirus in the womb is not likely, but some questions remain.

Many moms-to-be are stressed, and it might affect baby's brain

2020-02-01 18:45

A new study found that on average, mothers' mental health symptoms correlated with differences in foetal brain structure and chemistry.

Do boys born to obese mothers have ‘worse motor skills and lower IQ scores’?

2020-01-23 18:45

Women who are overweight during pregnancy are advised to consume a well-balanced diet that consists of plenty of fruits, vegetables, fish oils and appropriate supplements.

Could the trauma of miscarriage trigger PTSD?

2020-01-17 20:45

European researchers have found that early pregnancy loss is associated with a significant level of psychological distress and subsequent PTSD.

How doctors will turn a breech birth before and during labour

2020-01-08 18:05

Turning a breech baby usually happens before the water breaks. Doctors will use their hands to put pressure on the abdomen to try to rotate the baby.

Could daily low-dose aspirin still help some people?

2019-12-31 15:00

A personalised approach developed in New Zealand can identify specific individuals who are likely to benefit from aspirin after weighing up its effects on both cardiovascular events and serious bleeding.

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