Cesarean delivery as a result of maternal request is increasingly popular, leading to important ethical questions.
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Late prematurity has been rising as babies are delivered earlier to prevent stillbirth from underlying medical problems, and the stillbirth rate has fallen markedly in response.
A landmark study shows dangerous dioxins are passed directly from mother to baby via breast milk, but can be significantly reduced by Chlorella pyrenoidosa.
Today's pregnant women and new moms engage in one-third more word of mouth conversations per day than the total public or women and almost two-thirds of these conversations include brand recommendations.
A first of its kind study finds breastfeeding while taking certain seizure medications does not appear to harm a child's cognitive development.
Researchers have identified several factors that influence an extremely low birth weight infant's chances for survival and disability.
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects 10%-15% of mothers within the first year after giving birth. Younger mothers and those experiencing partner-related stress or physical abuse might be more likely to develop PPD.
The African-American infant mortality rate is more than twice as high as white Americans and the preterm birth rate for black women averaged 17.6 percent, compared to the national average of 12.3 between 2002 and 2004.
Babies born to teenage fathers are more likely to be born before term, have low birth weight and die within the first year of birth,.
Hispanic women who had adopted the beliefs, values and behaviors of mainstream US culture were four times more likely than their peers who were not as acculturated to give birth prematurely.
Anew method could help some couples who are childless against their will. The microscopic procedure significantly improves the success rate of 'ICSI' (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).
FDA approved additional changes to the Ortho Evra Contraceptive Transdermal (Skin) Patch label.
Alberta has the highest rate of premature birth in the country, a condition associated with more than 75% of infant death and long-term disability.
All newborns in Montana will be screened for cystic fibrosis, beginning today.