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Infants of mums who smoke while pregnant at heightened risk of of fracture during first year of life

Infants of mothers who smoke during early pregnancy appear to have a small increased risk of fractures during the first year of life, finds a study from Sweden published by The

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Recurrent miscarriage: diabetes drug could lead to new treatment

A drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial

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Trial suggests inducing labour over ‘wait and see’ approach for late term pregnancies

Induction at 41 weeks looks like the safer option for women and their babies Inducing labour at 41 weeks in low risk pregnancies is associated with a lower risk of

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Babies in the womb may see more than we thought

By the second trimester, long before a baby’s eyes can see images, they can detect light in the womb. But the light-sensitive cells in the developing retina were thought to

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Rollercoaster weight changes can repeat with second pregnancy, especially among normal-weight women

Everyone knows that gaining excess weight during one pregnancy is bad, but clinicians rarely consider weight gains and losses from one pregnancy to the next – especially in normal-weight women.

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More interventions needed for mothers as prenatal stress could affect baby’s brain

New research from King’s College London has found that prenatal stress during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development. In their study published in Biological Psychiatry, MRC Doctoral Researcher in Perinatal Imaging

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Iron may not improve fertility

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that there is no consistent association between consuming iron and becoming pregnant. The study, published in

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European mega-venture for safe medication during pregnancy

You are pregnant and in need of an important medication, but nobody knows if the medication is safe for the fetus. Should you stop taking the drug? Or close your

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Birth study empowers pregnant women

A birth study led by QUT Associate Professor Yvette Miller, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, asked almost 6000 women about their birthing experiences in Queensland, Australia. Professor Miller

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Pregnancy and reproductive history may impact dementia risk

Research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago highlighted sex differences associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease across the life course, including the first ever large-scale