Infants were better able to process repeated sounds, showing a maturity of brain function
For six consecutive years, the U.S. has successfully lowered the rate of preterm births, to 11.5%. But that still falls short of the March of Dimes goal.
Figuring out when a pregnancy is “term” should become a little easier, thanks to new criteria released by obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs).
At the low cost of $25
Mom-to-be says she’s “excited” to be expecting twin girls despite having second ovary removed seven years ago
A test for six antibodies in an expectant mom’s blood may predict with more than 99% certainty which children are at highest risk of developing autism.
Exposure to cigarette smoke in the womb may interfere with the brain‘s reward system, and make children more vulnerable to addictions.
Alcohol isn’t generally the first drink that moms-to-be reach for, but if they do, they may not be doing as much harm to their children as previously thought.
Researchers say that a blood test may soon identify which pregnant women are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression, so they can seek treatment that could control their symptoms.
To discourage planned early deliveries, hospitals are banning moms from scheduling births before 39 weeks without a medical reason. And it’s working.
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
The results are the first to suggest a trans-generational contributor to the developmental disorder.
It’s about evolution; if dads aren’t around, mothers-to-be make subconscious calculations to balance their needs against those of their children.