Pregnancy

Trying to become a dad? Avoid 'dad bod' — and other fertility tips

Trying to become a dad? Avoid ‘dad bod’ — and other fertility tips

Father's Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the dads of the world, but it's also a good time to talk about men who...
These things may increase C-section infections

These things may increase C-section infections

Having a prior cesarean section (C-section), smoking, illicit drug use, and obesity increase the likelihood of developing an infection during a C-section delivery, according...
Mom’s voice could help babies sleep better in the NICU

Mom’s voice could help babies sleep better in the NICU

Infants in the NICU were more likely to stay asleep during recordings of their mothers reading, finds new research. Babies who spend their first days...
Sugars in breast milk may prevent future food allergies in baby

Sugars in breast milk may prevent future food allergies in baby

The unique composition of a mother's breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San...
Mother's attitude during pregnancy could affect child's development

Mother’s attitude during pregnancy could affect child’s development

Mothers who 'connect' with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is...
Latest scientific findings about breastfeeding

Latest scientific findings about breastfeeding

New research points to previously unknown health benefits of breastfeeding Guidelines recommend breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for most babies. The Nutrition 2018 meeting...
Children from older moms may have heart disease risks

Children from older moms may have heart disease risks

New research published in The Journal of Physiology demonstrates that adult offspring born to older mothers are more susceptible to heart risks in later...
Thyroid dysfunction may cause diabetes during pregnancy

Thyroid dysfunction may cause diabetes during pregnancy

Women with thyroid dysfunction in the first half of pregnancy face an increased risk for gestational diabetes. This is a form of diabetes that is...
Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the crack

Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the crack

Judy’s first pregnancy was planned, and she was looking forward to having a baby. Yet, halfway through the pregnancy, something changed. She began to feel...
New blood test can predict premature birth

New blood test can predict premature birth

A new blood test for pregnant women detects with 75-80 percent accuracy whether their pregnancies will end in premature birth. The technique can also be...