Pregnant women who are obese could be putting their babies at risk, says charity's research
Obesity in pregnancy places nearly 10,000 babies a year at a higher risk of death and long-term illness, according to a new study.
Tommy’s baby charity researched the effect of a mum’s weight on her baby. The research team discovered there was double the risk of stillbirth when the mum was obese, ... Continue reading
The sperm bank has stopped taking donations from redheads because the demand isn't high enough anymore
Danish sperm bank Cryos has revealed that it no longer needs redheaded sperm donors because the demand isn't high enough. Due to an increase in sperm donations over the past few years, the world's largest international network of sperm banks has become more picky about its donors. "There are too ... Continue reading
Pregnant women may not be able to find out their baby's sex at their 20 week scan, following EU worries over “selective abortion”
Parents in the UK may no longer be allowed to discover the sex of their baby before they give birth. Although it's not a service that every hospital offers, many sonographers will reveal the baby's sex at the 20-week scan, if you request it and the ultrasound results are clear.
However, new ... Continue reading
New research suggests eating nuts and oily fish, which are high in omega 3, during pregnancy could reduce your baby’s chance of developing a food allergy - but more research is needed
Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids may boost babies’ immune systems and prevent them developing food allergies later on, according to a new study. However, the claims are based on experiments with pigs and it's too early to know whether pregnant women would get the same benefits.
Fatty acids are found ... Continue reading
New recommendations suggest all women should be allowed to opt for a caesarean birth on the NHS if they wish
Women giving birth on the NHS may soon be able to opt to have their baby by caesarean, if new recommendations set out by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are formalised.
NICE, which advises NHS trusts on health and treatment options, is updating its recommendations for the availability ... Continue reading
A new study has found that the risk of miscarriage doubles when mums-to-be take ibuprofen
Women who take ibuprofen during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, despite the warnings on the packet advising against using this painkiller, are 2.4 times more likely to suffer from a miscarriage, reseachers have said.Around one in six mums-to-be are apparently still using ibuprofen, reports the Daily Mail. Continue reading
Young girl creates bump to avoid penalty fine
A teenager in Idaho tried to get out of a speeding ticket by pretending she was pregnant and in labour.
The juvenile claimed she was 34 weeks along and was driving and swerving erratically because the baby was coming.
However, the more Sgt Mike Winans spoke to the young girl it was clear ... Continue reading
Experts call for asthma suffers to be more closely monitored during pregnancy, following major review of existing research.
Pregnant women with poorly controlled asthma have an increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia and having a low birth weight or premature baby, a new study warns.
In a major review, which looked at data from 1975 to 2009 on more than 1 million mums-to-be, researchers found those with poorly controlled asthma were 50% more ... Continue reading
Determined couple spend £70,000 on fertility treatment and travel 16,000 miles to have children
A couple who spent £70,000 on fertility treatment in their quest to have a baby are celebrating the birth of twin girls. Rachael and Mark Saddler were devastated to learn that Rachael was allergic to Mark’s sperm and struggled through numerous miscarriages and failed IVF cycles in their quest to be ... Continue reading
A blood test can accurately determine the sex of your unborn baby just seven weeks into pregnancy… but could it lead to sex selection?
Mums-to-be can now reliably find out their baby’s gender at just seven weeks through a simple blood test.The tests are sold privately in many countries, including the UK, but up until now their reliability has not been confirmed.Experts in the US have examined over 6,000 test results ... Continue reading
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