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Revealed - Why older women are better mothers than their younger counterparts

Revealed - Why older women are better mothers than their younger counterparts

According to Danish researchers, older mothers are better at handling the early stages of motherhood.

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Do you know that infections during pregnancy may harm your baby? 

Sexual abuse may accelerate puberty in girls, says study

Sexual abuse may accelerate puberty in girls, says study

A new study has revealed that girls, who experience physical and sexual abuse in life may accelerate early puberty.

11-year-old girl set to become Britain's youngest mother

Britain is set to have its youngest-ever mother amid reports that an 11-year-old girl is expected to give birth soon, the media reported.

11-year-old girl to become Britain's youngest mother

11-year-old girl to become Britain's youngest mother

An 11-year-old girl is set to become Britain's youngest-ever mother and is expected to give birth soon.

Low anti-anxiety hormone levels may increase postpartum depression, says study

Low anti-anxiety hormone levels may increase postpartum depression, says study

A new study has shown that pregnant women having low levels of anti-anxiety hormone in their second trimester may have high risk of developing postpartum depression.

Want to have a healthy baby? Here's why age matters for men as well

Want to have a healthy baby? Here's why age matters for men as well

The quality of a man's sperm decreases with age, after 30, most men begin to experience a drop in testosterone. 

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan expecting another baby girl

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan expecting another baby girl

In a Facebook post, the Facebook CEO said that when he found out his wife was pregnant, he hoped it would be a girl. 

Lok Sabha takes up maternity benefit bill for debate

The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up for discussion a bill to increase the maternity leave of women to 26 weeks from the present 12 weeks.

Mother's folic acid levels linked to blood pressure in children

Mother's folic acid levels linked to blood pressure in children

The study showed that mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors - including hypertensive disorders, diabetes and pre-pregnancy obesity - were more likely to have children with higher systolic blood pressure.

This new study may lead to new standard of IVF care

This new study may lead to new standard of IVF care

A new study may pave the way to new standard of care for women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

Women who menstruate before age 11 at higher risk of gestational diabetes

Women who menstruate before age 11 at higher risk of gestational diabetes

Analysing data from more than 4,700 women, researchers from University of Queensland in Australia found that those who had their first period at age 11 or younger were 50 per cent more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those who experienced their first period at age 13.

Karan Johar embraces fatherhood through surrogacy: Know all about the practice, its risks and legalities

Karan Johar embraces fatherhood through surrogacy: Know all about the practice, its risks and legalities

Johar's decision came at a time when surrogacy has been in the grey legal area in India.

Stress before pregnancy may lead to eczema in infants

Stress before pregnancy may lead to eczema in infants

The study from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, is the first to link preconception maternal stress to the risk of atopic eczema in the child.

Reasons why women gain weight post-pregnancy

Reasons why women gain weight post-pregnancy

Although pregnancy changes the entire body of a woman, lifestyle choices post-delivery can hugely impact her weight.

Feeling depressed after childbirth? Ways to deal with postpartum baby blues

Feeling depressed after childbirth? Ways to deal with postpartum baby blues

Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is very common after childbirth.

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Researchers have found that women who had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in babies later.

Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

A C-section, although relatively safe, should be considered only when the health of either the mother or baby is at risk from vaginal delivery.

Want to keep mental illness away? Go get a cat!

Want to keep mental illness away? Go get a cat!

The new study was significantly more reliable than previous research in this area since the team looked at families who were followed up regularly for almost 20 years.

AIIMS nurse death: Consequences of delaying a necessary C-section

AIIMS nurse death: Consequences of delaying a necessary C-section

However, delaying a necessary C-section can cause severe or permanent medical complications to the mother and the baby or even death.