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Why baby’s sex could affect a woman’s pregnancy complications

Why baby’s sex could affect a woman’s pregnancy complications

The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother's blood. This may explain why risks of...
6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

You know that folic acid is essential for having a healthy baby -  taking recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily before and...
Diabetes in pregnancy may increase depression risk after giving birth

Diabetes in pregnancy may increase depression risk after giving birth

Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study. Gestational diabetes mellitus...
Breastfeeding may help protect mothers from stroke

Breastfeeding may help protect mothers from stroke

Breastfeeding is not only good for babies, there is growing evidence it may also reduce the risk for stroke in post-menopausal women who reported...
6 things you should know if you are considering freezing your eggs

6 things you should know if you are considering freezing your eggs

An increasing number of women are freezing their eggs, according to the latest data from the UK’s fertility industry regulator, the Human Fertilisation and...
Could better sleep prevent diabetes during pregnancy

Could better sleep prevent diabetes during pregnancy?

A new study links short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus. Addressing sleep concerns during pregnancy could potentially reduce the risk of developing GDM. GDM,...
Our obsession with infant growth charts may be fuelling childhood obesity

Our obsession with infant growth charts may be fuelling childhood obesity

Ask any new parent how their baby is going and you will most likely get an update on recent weight gains. Regular baby weigh-ins are...
Delaying pregnancy may increase heart disease risk in both women and children

Delaying pregnancy may increase heart disease risk in both women and children

Delaying pregnancy may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in both women and their children, with boys at higher risk of disease, according to...
Why you should take fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy

Why you should take fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy

In a new study from Imperial College London, scientists report that a pregnant woman's diet affects her baby's allergy and eczema risk. One important part...
Vitamin D in pregnancy could help prevent childhood asthma

Vitamin D in pregnancy could help prevent childhood asthma

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune...