A balanced and nutrient-rich diet forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, but is regarded as playing an especially significant role during pregnancy.
Research sheds light on new-found relationship between lack of sleep and activity during pregnancy and the risk of pre-term birth.
New research suggests automated insulin delivery could improve outcomes for pregnant women with Type 1 Diabetes and their unborn children.
Air pollution has been a growing concern in our increasingly industrialized world. Beyond its well-known detrimental effects on the environment and respiratory health, recent research highlights a previously underestimated consequence: traffic-related air pollution's impact on pregnancy and maternal health.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham has unveiled a promising connection between a diet abundant in fruits and vegetables and a reduced risk of miscarriage.
A recent study by Cambridge researchers, reviewed within News Medical, has shed new light on the impact of smoking on birth outcomes. In particular, the study reveals that smoking during pregnancy more than doubles the risk of premature birth.
Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 Oct) is now in its 21st year.
Researchers from the University of Southampton have found that Vitamin D could increase the chances of a natural delivery.
A Danish study has given some insight into the long-term risks of pre-eclampsia, a condition that many women experience in the second half of pregnancy.
A new study has highlighted how important it is that pregnant women protect themselves against COVID-19. Read more on My BabyManual.
A new study from the US has found that adhering to a Mediterranean diet around the time of conception may help mothers-to-be reduce their risk of complications later on in their pregnancy.
Light a candle to show your commemoration and support for everyone affected by baby and infant loss.
Researchers find significant benefits in limp, pale babies given umbilical cord milking procedure rather than immediate cord clamping and cutting to facilitate rapid resuscitation.
Four blood tests have been recommended by NICE for routine use to help detect suspected cases of preterm pre-eclampsia
Research carried out in Isreal during the coronavirus pandemic reveals the risks of contracting COVID 19 after 34 weeks of pregnancy.
Health visitors are a key source of support for many new parents and have an important role in identifying at-risk babies and children.
Weight loss for conception in obese women – A new study
Being overweight before or during pregnancy is not indicative of childhood obesity, research finds
Study points the way towards innovative areas for the treatment of ASD
Researchers say all women can benefit from routine health and lifestyle programmes
A new gas and air system could reduce the harmful impact of pain relief in childbirth.
Specialists from Imperial College London discuss why the uptake of the vaccine among pregnant women has been low.
Swedish study finds a link between mothers' food preferences and their child's dietary tolerances.
New rules could be an incentive for players and coaches to stay in the game.
Study suggests screening should continue for first few years after childbirth
Could this simple, affordable and accessible pain relief be a new option for mothers across the globe?
Or is it the boost mothers struggling to breastfeed really need?
Survey reveals that pregnant workers feel unsafe in the workplace
Study shows air pollution’s impact in first-year of life impacts on lung function into teenage years.
A US study finds babies with poor food security are more likely to be obese.
Proposals to record women’s alcohol consumption in pregnancy on baby medical records spark privacy debate.
New study by Sleep and Fatigue Institute in Tel Aviv finds link between bedtime smartphone use and decreased sperm quality.
As the coronavirus lockdown measures ease, the advice for pregnant women is especially important.
A new study indicates that stressful events may play a role in influencing the sex of a newborn baby.
How does COVID-19 impact pregnant women and children? We take a look at the scientific evidence so far.
A University of Southampton study has found a link between significant weight loss between pregnancies and premature birth.
Study reveals that mothers are spending an average of £700 on maternity clothes that they then wear for no longer than 16 weeks.
We take a look at the latest study detailing toxic metals in children’s food and how to reduce the risk.
New study shows that parent-child interaction is crucial to development of ther infant hormone system.
New study finds that even women who consume within recommended caffeine levels may have a higher risk of pre-term or low birthweight babies.
There is no doubt that folic acid (also known as vitamin B9) is an essential vitamin in pregnancy, and with many medical experts calling again for the UK to fortify flour with this all-important vitamin, it appears as though the government has finally listened.
Scientists from Imperial College, London and Cornell University in the USA are on the verge of a potentially major fertility treatment breakthrough using artificial intelligence to assess images of embryos and to then determine whether they are suitable for IVF success.
NHS England has announced research that indicates around 600 stillborn babies a year could be saved if maternity units followed new guidelines. Currently there are around 3,000 stillbirths in the UK each year, at an average of around one out of every 200 babies born.
NHS neonatal units across the UK are introducing a secure video-messaging app for parents of children being cared for by specialist neonatal units.
NHS England announces £23 million investment in perinatal mental health services to help reduce postnatal depression and anxiety rates.
The dangers of heavy drinking in pregnancy are well known. A pregnant woman who drinks large amounts of alcohol is greatly increasing her chances of suffering a miscarriage, having a premature birth, and giving birth to a baby with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Despite some pundits questioning whether she will retire after the baby is born, Williams has indicated in American Vogue that she has absolutely no plans to put down her racket in the near future.
A new study from Sydney, Australia could provide some answers, bringing hope to couples around the world.
New study into childhood asthma casts light on the role of immune response in the condition’s development.
New research reveals that parents who take steps to learn about cognition and development bring a tangible benefit to childhood cognitive development.
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