The food you eat during pregnancy may influence your child’s tastes later on, study shows
If you’d like your child to eat up all their fruit and veg, the best time to start is before birth, says research. The food you eat during pregnancy not only nourishes your baby in the womb, but could also shape his food preferences as he grows up. Whilst ... Continue reading
Mum-to-be admits to strange, and dangerous, pregnancy cravings for toxic household cleaning products, dusters and polish
A heavily pregnant woman from Birmingham has admitted that she has a weird, and potentially dangerous, pregnancy craving - furniture polish.
Emma Veness, 26, is seven months pregnant and drawn to eating polish and household cleaning products at least three times a day and can't control them, despite being aware that the ... Continue reading
Maternity services across the UK need to be improved according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
There are too many babies born in traditional hospital units according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), reports BBC News. The RCOG's recent report says that it also believes the current system is not acceptable or sustainable. NHS managers agreed saying that maternity care needs to be ... Continue reading
Mums-to-be who smoke should know of the increased risk of their baby being born malformed, say experts.
Smoking while pregnant significantly increases the risk of serious birth defects, according to a new report.
Researchers found the chance of a baby being born with missing or deformed limbs is 26% higher for smokers, and cleft lip or palate is 28% more likely.
Similarly, the risk of clubfoot is 28% greater, gastrointestinal defects 27% ... Continue reading
Pregnant January has tongues wagging again as she shops for both pink and blue baby clothes
After announcing her pregnancy back in April, the Mad Men actress has kept everyone guessing by leaving the identity of the baby's father a secret. And now the mum-to-be is making us guess again, being spotted buying pink baby clothes in a store in Los Angeles, when only a few ... Continue reading
The 30-year-old mum was so desperate for a ‘perfect’ family she decided to pay US $23,875 for gender selection IVF treatment.
When it comes to finding out the gender of your unborn baby, some parents prefer to keep it a surprise until the delivery room. However for American Heather Anspach, leaving it to chance was out of the question, so she paid $23, 875 – the equivalent of £14, 950.52 – to ... Continue reading
Young mum-to-be hides her alcohol drinking from boyfriend to keep up with friends
Teenager Holly Piggott has confessed to national magazine, Closer, that she goes out drinking five nights a week even though she’s pregnant.
The 19-year-old knows her partying may be harming her baby but worries she will be “boring” and lose her friends if she stops.
“I’m not an idiot, I know I might ... Continue reading
Researchers find pregnancy experiences are more important than first thought
Scientists have discovered new clues to the causes of autism after studying twins. The researchers looked at 192 sets of twins where at least one twin was autistic. They found that there were high rates of both twins being autistic in identical twins (77% in boys, 50% in girls). Continue reading
Small amounts of alcohol seem to be safe in pregnancy, suggests new study
Drinking small amounts of alcohol in pregnancy may not affect your baby, a new study has found. However the study did stress that drinking more than one or two small glasses of wine a week, for example, did risk harming the baby.
Experts reviewed 36 studies looking into the effect of alcohol ... Continue reading
The world's first IVF lottery has been given the go-ahead - with £25,000 worth of tailor-made fertility treatments up for grabs
Fertility treatment is often described as a postcode lottery, but now would-be parents can enter the real thing, as the world’s first IVF lottery launches in Britain on July 30.
Tickets for the controversial game will go on sale online later this month, costing £20 each, after the Gambling Commission granted ... Continue reading
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