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.
An astonishing new study claims that hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the category-5 storms that hammered New Orleans in 2005, may have been responsible for up to half of all recorded stillbirths in the city's worst hit areas. Housing displacement due to the storms' aftermath is also in part to blame.
The brains of pregnant women may actually be preparing to make strong emotional bonds with a newborn child by ramping up right-side brain activity, a recent study suggests.
Boys are 14 percent more likely to be born premature than girls, and they are more susceptible to disease and experience disabilities, according to six global studies on newborns to be published Friday in the journal Pediatric Research. Common disabilities include learning disorders and cerebral palsy.
The number of mid-life pregnancies in England and Wales has increased in recent times!
Childhood cancer survivors were previously told they would be unable to become pregnant later in life. However, new research found that most can conceive, though it might take longer than usual.
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.
A new non-invasive test may determine if an unborn baby has Down syndrome during the first trimester of a pregnancy, found a new study by UK researchers.
Cocaine use during pregnancy may not result in major long-term effects in the baby itself, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics
A major breakthrough in fertility treatment occurred this week with a new in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique which claims to boost the chances of a successful birth by almost 60 percent and is already being dubbed the most significant breakthrough in fertility treatment for years.