A woman left infertile after cancer therapy has lost her fight to use embryos fertilised by an ex-partner.
Stress and depression in pregnancy may be a major cause of premature birth, experts have warned.
The UK's fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, is to consider reducing the number of embryos that can be implanted in women having IVF treatment in order to bring down the rate of multiple births.
Support for pregnant women is being cut because of the NHS's financial troubles, a healthcare charity has warned.
Babies should remain attached to the umbilical cord for several minutes after birth to boost their immune system and reduce the risk of them developing anaemia, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has suggested.
Ministers are to tell manufacturers of alcoholic drinks to put cigarette-style warnings on bottles to warn of the dangers of drinking while pregnant. The move is being fiercely resisted by the drinks industry on the grounds it contradicts the Department of Health's own official health advice to pregnant women, which allows ... Continue reading
Serious illnesses such as cystic fibrosis could be prevented in the womb using gene therapy.
During pregnancy, obese women need closer monitoring and special equipment, and have a higher risk of complications, NHS staff have claimed.
Multiple pregnancies caused by IVF treatment could be dramatically reduced by a new technique, new research has found
A new study suggests that eating ice cream and drinking whole-fat milk may help women conceive.
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