It should come as no surprise that if an expecting mother breathes air of poor quality, her child might suffer for it. Lung development trouble, premature births, and other complications have all been associated with severe air pollution. However, a new study has now linked air pollution with autism as well.
We should be clear: researchers are in no way saying that it's okay to regularly drink during pregnancy. However, if an expecting mother very occasionally drinks a wine cooler or takes part in a Champagne toast during her child's nine months, she won't be dooming her child to a heightened risk of an adverse birth outcome.
In a peculiar study of the season's effects on developing children, researchers discovered that children born in the winter months learn to crawl earlier in their lives than babies born in the Summer.
Newborns are quite literally not created equal, boasting very different sizes depending on how and when they were birthed. However, researchers are now claiming that despite ethnicity, the size of their mother, or how tall or large they will grow further down the line, all babies should be born the same.
Women who are exposed to significant levels of air pollution, especially during their second trimester, are more likely to give birth to children who have asthma, researchers have determined.
More US babies are being breast fed and for longer periods of times, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Wednesday, as mothers seek out the benefits tied with nursing for their children.
Young children who were breastfed as infants are smarter and performed higher on intelligence tests than their formula-fed counterparts, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, Harvard University researchers said.
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of being going into labor ahead of the expected due date, a new study says.
Each child is unique in how long it takes to develop motor skills including sitting, walking, and speaking. A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), said Monday that early recognition of delays can help optimize positive outcomes.
It may seem counterintuitive but a new study suggests giving newborns a bottle of formula milk over a few days, will actually increase the chances the baby will be successfully breastfeeding three months later.
Britain is moving closer to becoming the first country to create babies with three genetic parents via IVF in order to defeat inherited diseases.
After extensive open-heart surgery, baby born with heart outside her body deemed well enough to go home.