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Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth

Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests. Researchers analysed online surveys involving 153 women who


Placenta adapts when mothers have poor diet or low oxygen during pregnancy

Cambridge researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies, in a study using mice to model conditions in the womb.


Queen’s University awarded 6.1 million euros to address fertility issues

Queen’s University have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility


HRT tablets increase risk of blood clots in women

Women who use certain types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at a higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots, new research has confirmed. The study, undertaken by researchers


Long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered via microneedle patch

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to healthcare can be limited, a recent


Assisted reproduction procedures unlikely to be cause of premature or low birth weight babies

Children born through medically-assisted reproduction, such as IVF, are at higher risk of being premature and to be born low birth weight, but it’s unlikely to be due to the


First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant

The research on uterus transplant in Gothenburg is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman


Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm

Multiple miscarriages may be linked to the poor quality of a man’s sperm, suggests new research. The early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of


Ameda Platinum breast pumps available from Central Medical Supplies

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), a specialist supplier of developmental care products, is the exclusive UK distributor of the Ameda Platinum® breast pumps. Ameda produces a wide range


Influences of maternal diabetes on feotal heart development

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. And even with remarkable advances in care, it remains the leading cause of non-infectious death in infants. CHD is the