foetal development

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero
Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the foetus to grow and explore, and ... Read More »

Child’s health linked to delivery style
Child’s health linked to delivery style (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time, a team of leading international researchers have found significant links between medical interventions used in the birthing process, such as caesarean section and induction, and a child’s long-term health. The findings, published in the Wiley journal ... Read More »

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre revealed in Molecular Psychiatry. The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian ... Read More »

Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies
Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women carrying the sexually transmitted HPV infection prior to two years of giving birth are 50% more likely to have a tiny baby, new research shows. A study led by the University of South Australia analysing Pap smear records of ... Read More »

Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease
Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

How healthy we are in adulthood is, in many ways, determined while we are still in the womb. Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark Monash University study ... Read More »

New screening test could help identify pregnancy complications
New screening test could help identify pregnancy complications (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Illumina’s Northern California Services Laboratory have developed a method to allow women to gain greater insights into the health of their pregnancy. In the biggest study ... Read More »

Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioural issues in kids
Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioural issues in kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parenting is a complicated journey full of questions, and when a beloved child begins to show signs of a behavioural disorder, a parent’s challenges become even more difficult to navigate. Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today’s trend towards ... Read More »

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies. The long-standing collaborative Western ... Read More »

Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful
Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to various long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders. Several human studies have indicated that maternal smoking is associated with lung under-development, airflow limitation, an increase in the risk of respiratory infections and development ... Read More »

The impact of pre-birth stress
The impact of pre-birth stress (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research into the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on pregnant women and their babies has found stress from natural disasters affects infant development and temperament. Mater Research Institute—University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) researchers have found pregnant women who had the ... Read More »

 
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