Researchers have suggested for years that primates are more developed at birth than humans because we walk upright. According to new research, this theory is not based on sound fact or clinical research.
Researchers have found a link between the outcome of fetal health
when exposed to carcinogens and when the fetus was exposed during
gestation. The study was completed by researchers at the Linus Pauling
Institute (Oregon State University).
When a pregnant women experiences bleeding or pain early in the
pregnancy, she may undergo an ultrasound to determine if a miscarriage
A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA) reveals that children born before 37 weeks gestation have an
increased risk of early death during early childhood and early adulthood
compared to children born full-term. The study included more than
600,000 children born from 1973 to 1976 in Sweden.
Most mothers believe baby is immune to pain while in-utero, but new
research reveals the fetus can feel the difference between pain and
normal touch as early as 35 weeks gestation.
Researchers and doctors are constantly on the lookout for a definitive
cause of preeclampsia. The condition is life-threatening and the only
known cure is childbirth.
The pH of the vagina may be a good indicator of complications to come. During a model project spanning from 2004 to 2006, pregnant patients were asked to use test gloves to measure the pH of the vagina twice a week for 20 weeks.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimate up to 25% of pregnancies will end in pregnant miscarriage, but why does pregnant miscarriage occur?
Researchers presented a study at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine yearly meet-up, The Pregnancy Meeting, regarding the possible benefits of using alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce preterm labor.
Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms.
Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that does not make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors.
Pregnancy cramps can be a scary thing for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all.
There are milestones throughout a pregnancy. Some are physically noticeable and others happen and pregnant women have no idea they occurred. How pregnant am I?
Women who have diabetes are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy, including increased risk of birth defects or fetal death. These risks can be minimized by planning pregnancy ahead with the help of your obstetrician and primary diabetes care provider.
The first trimester of pregnancy is one of the most exciting times during pregnancy. Understanding what happens in the body during the first trimester of pregnancy is important as some changes may not feel the way a pregnant woman expected.
A new study reveals that women working directly with pesticides and plasticizers may have less chance of getting pregnant.
Some women experience extra energy during pregnancy that is often
called the “nesting instinct”. Nesting often occurs closer to the end of
pregnancy, but is not uncommon for the duration of gestation.
An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus.