May 9th, 2012
“Will it hurt the baby?” Every pregnant woman asks this question at least once during their 40-week journey. Pregnancy is a time when women become especially aware of their health and lifestyle, eating habits, physical activity, and other aspects of their lives. That hyper-awareness can r...
Dec 10th, 2011
Mothers-to-be who are highly stressed during the second and third month of pregnancy are more at risk of giving birth prematurely and losing boy babies, say researchers. A new study shows exposure to stress can shorten the length of pregnancy, making it more likely that babies will be born early and ...
Apr 1st, 2011
Liknesh was in labour for five days before her baby was delivered stillborn in Ethiopia. “The child came out of my womb dead. I didn’t have the assistance of a birth attendant – only my family helped me,” she said. Ninety-four percent of women in the Horn of Africa country giv...
Mar 25th, 2011
Pregnant women with BMI of 35 or more twice as likely to lose child Mothers from ethnic minorities more likely to have stillbirths or neonatal death A link has been found between Body Mass Index and stillbirths and neonatal mortality rates Numbers of deaths in newborn babies where the mother is obese...