Home | Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Expectant fathers experience prenatal hormone changes

ANN ARBOR—Impending fatherhood can lower two hormones—testosterone and estradiol—for men, even before their babies are born, a new University of Michigan study ...

Change in law for pioneering IVF technique one step closer

Newcastle scientists have welcomed the news that a pioneering IVF-based technique they are developing to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases is ...

New floor covering can lead to breathing problems in babies

Pollutant levels before birth are apparently more critical than after ... Full story

A matter of birth and death: unsafe conditions still killing new mothers and newborns

New publication reports that a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world. ... Full story

Exposure During Pregnancy to Common Household Chemicals Associated with Substantial Drop in Child IQ

Children exposed during pregnancy to elevated levels of two common chemicals found in the home—di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP) and di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP)—had an IQ score, on average, more than six points lower than children exposed at lower levels, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. ... Full story

Loyola study sheds light on factors influencing premature infants' survival rates and prognosis

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Several factors influence how well a severely premature infant (23 weeks gestation) will do after birth and over the long term, according to researchers at Loyola University Medical Center. These findings were published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Perinatology. ... Full story

UGA study finds low weight gain in pregnant women reduces male fetal survival

Athens, Ga. - The amount of weight a woman gains during pregnancy can be vitally important—especially if she's carrying a boy—according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia released today in PLOS ONE, an open access peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science. ... Full story

Major Complication Rate After Abortion Is Extremely Low, Study Shows

UCSF Research Is the First to Use Complete Data on Post-Abortion Care ... Full story

Preeclampsia during mother's pregnancy associated with greater autism risk

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. ... Full story

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 1864 | displaying: 1 - 10