foetal development

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 »

Low-level drinking during pregnancy influences babies’ facial development
Low-level drinking during pregnancy influences babies’ facial development (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers studied 415 babies who had 3D photographs of their faces taken at age one. Mothers were asked about their drinking habits before and throughout their pregnancies. “We know that alcohol use in pregnancy contributes to how the face is ... Read More »

Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby
Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Zurich. Short-term stress situations, however, do ... Read More »

Link between vitamin D in pregnancy and autism
Link between vitamin D in pregnancy and autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development, said lead researcher Professor Darryl Eyles, ... Read More »

 
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