Thursday, March 30, 2017

A warning against private Down’s syndrome tests

A new report has been released expressing concern about NIPT tests offered by private clinics A report by The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, who advises...

Detailed pregnancy scan could help spot abnormalities

A new high quality scan has been developed with the ability to identify foetal abnormalities a regular ultrasound might not pick up An international team of...

How to have an easier labour

Louise Pyne discovers the best natural aids for childbirth Writing a birth plan is one of the best ways to mentally prepare for your baby’s...

Raising awareness of stillbirths

After suffering tragic complications in her own pregnancy, Marina Fogle reveals the work that is going on behind the scenes to raise awareness of...

Taking multivitamins in pregnancy could boost a child’s academic ability

It’s been found that supplements taken in pregnancy could boost a child’s intelligence years later A new study published in The Lancet Global Health journal...

Blood pressure before pregnancy can determine sex of baby

A link has been found between a mother's blood pressure before conception and the gender of their baby Scientists in Canada have discovered that a...

Link found between pre-eclampsia and pollution

This new research only adds to the growing concern of the health impact of air and noise pollution A study has found that mothers-to-be are...

New genetic disorder test developed for early pregnancy

The test, which can be carried out within a few weeks of pregnancy, is able to detect genetic disorders in the foetus A new genetic...

Pregnancy can alter a woman’s brain

European researchers have found that being pregnant changes the make up of the brain, allowing new mothers to bond with their baby Pregnancy alters a...

How to have a healthy pregnancy if you’re an older woman

Our healthcare professionals answer your questions about pregnancy, birth and beyond. This time, Dr Katharina Schramm looks at pregnancy in older women I turn 40...




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