A study has found that high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming stem cell system in the liver of the developing baby responsible for creating and sustaining lifelong blood and immune system function.
A multi-vitamin administered daily to pregnant women can help curb infant mortality in developing countries as it reduces the risk of premature births and increases infant birth weight, shows a trial carried out in rural Bangladesh.
Use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can lead to life-long changes in anxiety-related behaviour in their offspring and protect them from anxiety-related disorders when they turn adults, research has found.
While for many women, pregnancy is a happy time, for almost one in four, it turns out not to be so enjoyable as they face emotional, physical and sexual violence by none other than their own close partners, alarming research has found.
With mounting evidence linking diet to neurodegenerative damage, the trend of vegan diet in India could be a concern for the population, particularly pregnant women, an Australian expert warned Wednesday.
The US Supreme Court weighed the issue of workplace discrimination against pregnant women Wednesday, as activists outside the building unfurled banners in support of a delivery driver at the center of the case.