Gestational Diabetes Links to Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Researchers from Wenzhou Medical College in China recently published a report on the status of neonatal iron deficiency in newborns born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). ... read more »

Vitamin D Levels and Birth Weight

According to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, pregnant women with lower than normal vitamin D levels during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to infants falling into the low birth weight category. ... read more »

Birth Weight May Predict Autism Risk

According to researchers from Manchester University, extreme birth weights (small and large) may be a risk factor for autism. ... read more »

Influences on Biomarkers for Newborn Screening

Fine-tuning medical tests to better serve doctors in terms of diagnostic care was the subject of a study completed by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at various hospitals and clinics associated with the University of Iowa. ... read more »

Treatment of Antiphospholipid-Positive Women Lacking Criteria

Researchers from the University of Padua in Italy recently evaluated the outcome of pregnancies in women testing positive for antiphospholipid but lacking clinical presentation of the condition. ... read more »

Calculator: How Much Does My Baby Weigh This Week?

Find out your baby's birthweight with this calculator which estimates weight by weeks of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Fetal Weight Calculator

How big is your baby? This Fetal Weight Calculator can calculate the size and weight of your unborn baby and help you to keep track of your baby's growth in the womb. ... read more »

Maternal Lipid Levels in SGA and LGA Births

Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baskent University recently published a study in the Journal of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. ... read more »

Effect of Maternal Smoking on Birth Weight

According to a study published in the journal PLoS One, maternal smoking reduces birth weight, supporting current research. Researchers from Lund University tested the effect of maternal smoking using sibling analysis. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke and Full-Term Birth Weight

For mothers who do not smoke during pregnancy, secondhand smoke may prove just as dangerous to the health and growth of the fetus, according to a new study published in BMC Public Health. ... read more »

Celiac Disease Antibodies Affect Birth Weight

According to a new study published in the journal Gastroenterology, the level of this antibody could predict fetal and birth weight issues. Elevations in anti-tTG were associated with low fetal weight and low birth weight. ... read more »

Infant Size Contributes to Breast Cancer Risk

The connection between infant weight and risk of breast cancer has been studied before, but this is the first time birth weight has been reported as an individual risk factor independent of other factors. ... read more »

Effect of Prescribed Methadone on Infant Vision

Misuse of drugs during pregnancy has been found to increase the risk of infant visual impairments. Researchers from the Princess Royal Maternity in Glasgow recently published a study in the journal Pediatrics on the infant visual evoked potentials (VEP). ... read more »

Baby #2 Affected by Mom's Weight During First Pregnancy

A new study indicates that even Baby #2 is affected when mom carries too little or too much weight at the beginning of her first pregnancy. ... read more »

Vegetables Affect Birth Weight, but Fruits Don’t

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health. Many of us try to add them to our diets every day. Both fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that are essential to our bodies. ... read more »

How to Prevent Having High Birth Weight Infants

It might seem very simple, but the key to having normal birth weight infants is exercise. You’re shocked, I know, but exercising during your second and third trimester can reduce the likelihood of having overweight babies by 50%. ... read more »