C-Section: Errors and delays increasing death, causes fistula
After her regular pregnancy months, 19-year-old Deborah Vershima, had expected the delivery of her baby to be smooth. She is however fortunate to have escaped death last year after she was badly butchered by a doctor during a caesarian section (CS) delivery at a clinic in Benue state. Recounting the harrowing details of her near-death…
Paracetamol in pregnancy could double child's risk of attention deficit disorder
Women used the medicine for fever and infections for 22 to 28 days, however, were more than six times more likely to have kids with ADHD than mothers who avoided the drug during pregnancy.
Beauty rules in pregnancy
When you are 16 weeks gone, don’t lie on your back as this can make blood circulation to the placenta difficult. As you grow bigger, your womb presses on a major vein.
To be a healthy parent
Pregnancy, labour and childbirth are never kind to a woman’s body; how often do we hear women make this declaration? This is always said at that time a first time mother discovers with dismay that she is not going to regain her pre-motherhood figure or having it back exactly......
Scientists edit DNA in human embryos to create successful pregnancy
Gene editing human embryos is controversial as critics fear it could be used to create 'designer babies'. The embryos were donated by mothers at an IVF clinic.
Scant evidence to back pregnancy 'no drinking' rule: study
How much alcohol is safe for a pregnant woman to drink?
Drinking sugary beverages in pregnancy linked to kids’ later weight gain
At age eight, boys and girls weighed approximately 0.25 kilograms more — about half a pound — with each serving mom added per day while pregnant, researchers report online July 10 in Pediatrics.
Can daily Aspirin intake keep pregnancy complication away?
"Preeclampsia is one of the most serious complications of pregnancy, with a high risk of death for the mother and baby," said senior study author Dr. Kypros Nicolaides. He is a professor of fetal medicine at Kings College Hospital in London, United Kingdom (U.K.).