Image: 4D scans showing a sequence of movements displayed by two fetuses at 32 weeks gestation. The image shows fetal movements in a fetus whose mother is a smoker (top) and a fetus whose mother is a
Vodafone rolls out stellar global policy, giving moms 16 weeks maternity leave with full pay – even in the U.S.A.
The telecoms group Vodafone is currently in the process of initiating an awesome global policy on maternity benefits, even in places they’re not required to do so legally, such as the United States.
The most common chemical used as an alternative to bisphenol-A (BPA) products could be just as bad for humans as BPA itself. A new study by the University of Calgary shows that bisphenol-S (BPS) is also
If you’re pregnant or have had a baby, you’ve likely heard of preeclampsia, a harmful and sometimes deadly condition affecting pregnant women. In the past, it’s been thought that
New research out of Oregon State University (OSU) shows that moms who live in greener neighborhoods may have better birth outcomes. The OSU researchers, who also worked on this study with researchers at
According to Quartz, millions of Indians have limited to zero access to hospitals or clinical laboratories. Clearly this poses a huge problem for the population, but women especially, and more
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
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