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Is it safe for women with heart disease to be pregnant?

Is it safe for women with heart disease to become pregnant? Usually, according to ten-year results from the ROPAC registry reported in a late breaking science...
Beetroot could control blood pressure in pregnant women

Beetroot could control blood pressure in pregnant women

A study by scientists at The University of Manchester and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found a link between the humble beetroot and...
Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore...

Sons of smoking fathers may have lower fertility

Previous studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. Now new research has discovered that, independently of nicotine...
Baby up at night

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for...

How long should I wait between pregnancies?

Women often wonder what the "right" length of time is after giving birth before getting pregnant again. A recent Canadian study suggests 12-18 months between...

Hypnotherapy could help treat irritable bowel syndrome

In a new study, researchers found that Hypnotherapy might help relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) complaints for some patients for as long as 9...

What is the ‘right’ age to have a child?

Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. Advances in fertility science mean that people can,...

Ten things women worry about when breastfeeding – expert advice

We know breastfeeding protects infant and maternal health, saves the economy money, and, once it's going smoothly, can be simpler, easier and cheaper than...

Omega-3 fatty acids could reduce the risk of premature birth

A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk...