Research reveals men can tell a woman is at her most fertile from the way she moves
Men are able to tell when a woman is most fertile just by watching the way she walks and dances, reports the New Scientist.
In the study, women were filmed walking and dancing at the most fertile period of their cycle and again during a non-fertile time. Men were shown a silhouette ... Continue reading
First-time footage shows what happens during labour
Doctors have released an MRI video showing a baby being born from the inside.
The 30-second, real-time clip shows the baby moving down the birth canal and being born.
The video was captured in November 2010, by a team lead by Dr Christian Bamberg, but only the still images were published.
The 24-year-old who ... Continue reading
Research suggests a link between a woman’s body clock and fertility
Women trying to get pregnant should consider their body clock as well as their biological clock, according to new research.
A study conducted at Northwestern University in Illinois in the US has found a link between disrupted body clocks and reproductive problems, reports the Daily Mail.
It has long been recognised that women ... Continue reading
Men hoping to become dads do change their behaviour, says survey
Men wanting to improve their chances of getting their partner pregnant have changed more than their tight-fitting pants, it seems.
A poll of 2,000 men and women conducted by Clearblue reports that 15% of men have traded snug briefs for loose-fitting boxers, as well as taking more exercise (61%) and drinking more water (49%) ... Continue reading
Woman - now a mum of twins - drip-fed a blend of soya oil and egg yolks alongside IVF treatment
A woman, who had several failed attempts at IVF, has given birth to twins after being given a special soya oil and egg yolk treatment alongside her IVF treatment, reports The Daily Mail.
Sara and Matthew Conyers are said to have spent around £25,000 in total on IVF treatments in the quest ... Continue reading
Pregnant mum Eleanore Regan from Bath hopes to carry the Olympic flame the day before her due date
Charity worker and pregnant mum-of-one Eleanore Regan is set to carry the Olympic torch the day before she’s due to give birth, reports the BBC.
“I’ve spoken to baby, it’s not going anywhere. It has promised but I did buy a 2012 babygrow in case,” Eleanore said. “I won’t be running, I’ll ... Continue reading
The Government reveals new plans to provide more support for women during labour, after they've given birth and with spotting PND
Pregnant women and new mums are to have one named midwife overseeing their care and more support after birth from the NHS, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley pledged today.
Andrew said that plans to invest in 5,000 midwives in training mean that women would have the opportunity to have one named midwife ... Continue reading
A UK mum gave birth in her bathroom after a super-speedy labour
Many mums-to-be hope for a quick labour, but could you imagine giving birth in under 10 minutes? Well, for 22-year-old Natalie Dunleavy, from Wakefield, this is what happened!
Natalie gave birth in her bathroom on Thursday after a labour lasting just eight minutes, reports the BBC.
Natalie's partner Joshua Courtney, 21, was on hand ... Continue reading
A new study suggests babies born at 42 weeks or later may be more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, but it's not really clear why
Could there be some kind of link between going overdue and your child's likelihood of having ADHD? Well, a study of 5,000 babies born in Rotterdam between 2002 and 2006 has found that babies born at 42 weeks or later were more likely to have behavioural problems and were twice as likely to have ... Continue reading
Planned births at home or in a midwife-led unit are more cost-effective for the NHS than giving birth in hospital, University of Oxford study suggests
Giving birth at home or in a midwife-led unit may be a safe and cheaper option for second-time mums, a study suggests.
Researchers from Oxford University studied 64,000 births in England between 2008 and 2010.
They found home births are around £300 cheaper to provide than hospital deliveries for low-risk women who'd already ... Continue reading
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