In The Womb: How Your Baby’s Senses Develop

Fetal senses development

Humans have five basic senses: Sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. You may be wondering just when, during your pregnancy, your tiny baby can start feeling, smelling, tasting, hearing and see. You will be surprised to know that it is a lot earlier than you think! Your baby’s senses begin to develop from the moment [... Continue Reading ]

The injection of statin promotes bone growth in mice with achondroplasia symptoms

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Skeletal dysplasia is a group of rare diseases that afflict skeletal growth through abnormalities in bone and cartilage. Its onset hits at the fetal stage and is caused by genetic mutations.

New report calls for dignity and rights in family planning programmes for women living with HIV in Cameroon, Nigeria and Zambia

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As world leaders gather for a special UN session[i] on 22 September to assess progress made to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, a new report highlights ongoing...

Childbirth: how should women facing labor approach their birth plan?

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Whether by natural, drug-assisted or surgical means, women have a lot of options when it comes to how they want to bring their baby into the world. We investigate these methods.

Prenatal phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of childhood asthma

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A new study has linked prenatal exposure to two commonly used phthalates - BBzP and DnBP - to a significantly increased risk of childhood asthma.

Magnesium sulfate during pregnancy does not show long-term benefit on various outcomes for very preterm infants

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Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children...

Shoe Size During Pregnancy – Do Your Feet Really Get Bigger?

feet during pregnancy

Swollen Feet During Pregnancy You may find your shoes are no longer that comfortable during the second and third trimesters and one of the culprits may be swelling of your feet. Pregnancy triggers many changes in your body and lots of things tend to get bigger, including your feet! During pregnancy, the extra fluid in [... Continue Reading ]

Is Childbirth A Labor Of Love?

Delivering a baby

The Agony And Ecstasy Of Childbirth I can summarize my memories of childbirth as follows: Come on, it is time for you to come out now! Hallelujah, finally the time has arrived. Unbearable back pain that was driving me crazy (so I had an epidural). Push, come on PUSH! What the hell do you think [... Continue Reading ]

Pregnancy Side-Effects and What to Do About Them

Back pain during pregnancy

If You Suffer From These Common Pregnancy Problems, You Are Not Alone! Table of Contents (jump ahead!) Constipation Backache Leg & Foot Cramps Cystitis Hemorrhoids Headaches Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Varicose Veins Heartburn Thrush Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it also brings along a variety of symptoms we, as women, would rather do without! As [... Continue Reading ]

When Is The Best Time To Conceive?

Hope of a pregnancy

Becoming pregnant is supposed to be a very joyous time, a time for a little miracle to happen inside you, but, because it is also a very complex biological process, it does not always go to plan. Getting to understand YOUR fertility, menstrual cycle, ovulation cycle and body will help you understand when you have [... Continue Reading ]