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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 »

Going to hospital for childbirth
Going to hospital for childbirth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s easy to forget to pack important things, and not remember them until you’ve already walked out the door, or arrived at work or your holiday destination. It’s especially easy to forget things if you’re leaving the house in a ... Read More »

Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI
Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies. A new study by University of Queensland researchers has shown that BMI prior to conception could ... Read More »

Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception
Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from Indiana University has found that sexual activity triggers physiological changes in the body that increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, even outside the window of ovulation. The results could eventually influence recommendations regarding how often to engage ... Read More »

Understanding proteins involved in fertility could help boost IVF success
Understanding proteins involved in fertility could help boost IVF success (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who have difficulty getting pregnant often turn to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), but it doesn’t always work. Now scientists are taking a new approach to improve the technique by studying the proteins that could help ready a uterus for an ... Read More »

New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital
New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who give birth in a public hospital are more confident parents compared to women who have babies privately, a new Australian study has found. A joint study by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, surveyed more ... Read More »

Baby steps to easing labour pain
Baby steps to easing labour pain (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth, but that might change thanks to a safe, simple and effective treatment developed by University of Queensland researchers. Professor Sue Kildea and Dr Nigel Lee from the Mater Research Institute-UQ are ... Read More »

Why are women delaying pregnancy?
Why are women delaying pregnancy? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties. Researcher Jessica Tearne said delayed childbearing is becoming more common in Australia and researchers ... Read More »

The ‘entrance exam’ that is key to a successful pregnancy
The ‘entrance exam’ that is key to a successful pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers have discovered how an ‘entrance exam’ set by the womb determines if the implantation of an embryo is successful; potentially a milestone for advances in pregnancy treatments. The new study, led by Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry ... Read More »

Almost two-thirds of women who attempt a natural delivery after having a c-section are successful
Almost two-thirds of women who attempt a natural delivery after having a c-section are successful (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Almost two-thirds of women who attempt a natural delivery after having a caesarean section for their first birth are successful, according to a study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study, conducted by the Office ... Read More »

 
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