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Pregnant women recognise baby expressions and cries differently depending on their mental health history

A pilot study has found that pregnant women who have suffered from mental health such as depression or bipolar disorder (i.e. both mania and depression) recognise babies’ faces and how


Inflammation in the womb may explain why some babies are more prone to sepsis after birth

Intra-amniotic inflammation caused by short-term prenatal endotoxin exposure leads first to acute feotal lung and gut immune responses, followed by systemic inflammation after birth, reports The American Journal of Pathology Each


Queen’s research finds adults over 50 who were breastfed as babies earn more

A research study from Queen’s University Belfast has found that adults over 50 who were breastfed as babies went on to have a higher household income in comparison to those


9-12 October 2019, 19th Congress of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Hague

The city of The Hague will be hosting the 19th Congress of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISPOG). From 9 – 12 October 2019, ISPOG will welcome


New information for women faced with infertility

A new Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research study offers infertile women new information regarding their expected probabilities of becoming pregnant and may help them select the optimal treatment based on their


Women who experienced higher levels of trauma gave birth to significantly smaller male babies

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found significantly lower birth weights in male infants – an average decrease


First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented at the European Respiratory Society


Fish oil supplement in pregnancy is linked to increase in lean and bone mass by age 6 years

Fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in children in the first six years of life, which is explained


NMC responds to Royal College of Midwives State of Maternity Services Report

Sue Killen, Interim Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council said: “Like many parts of the NHS, maternity services are under significant pressure. While our own data shows


Children born through IVF may have higher risk of hypertension

Children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies may be at an increased risk of developing arterial hypertension early in life, among other cardiovascular complications, according to a Swiss study published today