In the past, researchers have suggested that ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ are the two factors most largely responsible for the vast differences in the size of babies born in different
In news that won’t shock any parent in the United States, but may surprise new parents-to-be, the U.S. lags woefully behind EVERYONE else in the developed world when it comes to paid family leave.
While most information out there about older mamas is less than flattering, there’s new positive research on the baby-making scene that says giving birth after the age of 33 may be a boon to your
Over a year ago, Swedish doctor Mats Brannstrom and his team carried out nine future-forward womb transplants, most of them mother to daughter transplants. A year later, Brannstrom and his team are still
A new service that creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people’s DNA will soon be giving parents-to-be a sneak peek at their unborn baby, before he/she is even conceived. Offered by
Photo by Shutterstock A new document developed jointly by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, aims to help lower cesarean delivery
Photo by Shutterstock Nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, is regaining popularity as a pain relief option for mamas in labor. First introduced in 1881 as a labor relief option, inhaled
Photo by Shutterstock We’re half-way through National Prematurity Awareness Month, an event that happens each November, so the news that preterm birth rates have dropped is fitting (and excellent)
Photo by Shutterstock Preeclampsia, even in today’s medically savvy world can be a killer. It’s estimated that preeclampsia, along with other related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy impact
Image courtesy of Shutterstock There are many theories regarding why some women suffer from postpartum depression and some don’t, but as of yet, no conclusive evidence that one single factor puts
One day after Kate, William and new baby George stepped out of the hospital, weekly magazine OK! posted the magazine cover you see above. As you can see, OK! mentions Kate’s post-baby weight in
Image courtesy of Shutterstock The debate about whether or not it’s safe for women to take antidepressants during pregnancy has been ongoing for years — and new research now presents a major
The Chicago Department of Public Health’s Office of Adolescent and School Health has launched a new “unexpected” 2013 teen pregnancy prevention campaign featuring pregnant teen boys.
When looking for natural healing alternatives and remedies during pregnancy, it’s hard to determine what is safe and effective for use with regard to a developing fetus. Given the copious variety of
As 3D ultrasound technology advances, doctors and technicians are increasingly able to use the detailed images and rapid prototyping to create true-to-life models of the developing fetus. (See our
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