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New finding confirms link between chemical in plastic and cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 14:51

Researchers have found liver tumours in mice exposed to the Bisphenol A (BPA) - chemical present in plastic - via their mothers during gestation and nursing.

Babies explore their own bodies while in womb

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 18:48

A new research has revealed that babies explore their bodies as part of their development and even learn how to anticipate touch while still in the womb.

How body image impacts weight gain during pregnancy

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 15:42

A new study has revealed that pregnant women who under-estimate their weight are more likely to experience a higher rate of weight gain during the gestation period.

Babies begin hearing syllables in the womb

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 13:21

Researchers have claimed that babies decipher speech as early as three months before birth.

Exercise benefits found for pregnant women with high BP

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 18:08

A new study has found that regular exercise before and during pregnancy could have beneficial effects for women that develop high blood pressure during gestation – contrary to previous research that suggested otherwise.

Babies in womb can feel pain at 35 weeks

Last Updated: Friday, September 09, 2011, 18:04

Babies can distinguish pain from general touch after around 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, just before they are born.

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