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 ]

Preterm birth alters brain connections linked to cognitive functioning, study finds

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Babies born preterm have reduced brain connectivity between areas of the thalamus and areas of the cortex associated with higher cognitive functioning, according to new research.

Daily low-molecular-weight heparin injections not recommended for reducing recurrent miscarriage

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A daily injection of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) does not increase ongoing pregnancy or live-birth rates in women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss, according to an article in...

Toxic combination of air pollution and poverty lowers child IQ

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Children born to mothers experiencing economic hardship, who were also exposed during pregnancy to high levels of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), scored significantly lower on IQ tests at age...

Young adults born preterm may live with lungs of elderly, study finds

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Unexpected findings suggest more research is needed to assess needs of these patients as they seek medical care as adultsAdult survivors of preterm births may have a lung capacity that resembles...

Scientists describe mechanism that nourishes early embryo in the womb

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A new study reveals the mechanism through which the early embryo receives glucose and other nutrients before it is large enough to have a direct blood supply from the mother.

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 ]