In the 10 years since Canadian food manufacturers began fortifying their grain-based products with folic acid, the rate of spina bifida and other neural tube birth defects has been cut in half, a new study reveals.
Families should restrict themselves to having a maximum of two children to stabilise the effect on the environment of Britain's rapidly growing population, a thinktank has warned.
Women using alternative therapies to boost their chance of getting pregnant may actually be doing the reverse, say UK researchers.
Women undergoing fertility treatment may soon be able to have their embryos screened to reduce their chances of giving birth to twins, doctors said yesterday.
Pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness have a lowered risk of breast cancer, new research has shown.
Giving babies antibiotics doubles the chances they will suffer from asthma by their 7th birthday, research has revealed.
Women should keep out of the hot sun in early pregnancy to protect their unborn babies, experts have warned.
Women are choosing to have more babies than at any time since 1980, according to official figures, which hint at the first baby boom of the 21st century.
The number of women undergoing fertility treatment in their 40s has increased tenfold in the last 15 years, according to figures from the government's fertility watchdog.
A computer-based system that helps women decide which type of birth is most appropriate for them could reduce the number of caesarean sections by 4,000 a year, says a study to be published today.
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