WHO revises childbirth guidelines to curb surge in caesarean delivery
The UN health agency said Thursday it has revised a benchmark used by health professionals worldwide in caring for women during childbirth because it has caused a surge in interventions like caesarean sections that could be unnecessary.
Diet improves pregnancy chances in women receiving IVF by 68%
New research has found that women who follow a “Mediterranean” diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers asked women about their diet before they underwent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment and found…
Khloe Confirms That Her Pregnancy Will Be On "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"
Fans of the reality TV Show Keeping Up With The Kardashians can rejoice as the mom-to-be has confirmed via a tweet that her pregnancy will be featured on the show. She confirmed this after a fan asked her about it, her response was: "Yes! It all happened during production so yes! Super cool to have…
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?