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 ]

FIGO calls for treatment developed at Wayne State to fight worldwide preterm birth

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Recommendations to reduce the rates of preterm birth developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health's Perinatology Research Branch were introduced as...

Study shows babies born extremely premature may benefit from proactive, coordinated care

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Denise Foyle had been pregnant for just 23 weeks when she gave birth to her daughter, Bryn. She weighed one pound and three ounces, and measured only 12 inches long.

CDC: breastfeeding support improves, but it could be better

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A new report from the CDC shows that, while certain areas of support for breastfeeding mothers in the hospital have progressed, other areas still need improvement.

Sex ‘alters’ immune system to increase chances of pregnancy

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New research suggests that having sex - even during so-called non-fertile periods - changes the immune system, increasing chances of conception.

Researchers discover evidence that lead exposure in mothers can affect future generation

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A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their...

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 ]