Stress may shorten pregnancy in coming generations

Have you experienced childbirth complications and delivered a premature baby even after taking all de-stressing measures during pregnancy?

Newly pregnant? Here are 5 tips for a healthy pregnancy

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of a women`s life. But, one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy. The way you care for yourself early in pregnancy has a great impact on your baby`s development.

Public smoking bans led to 10% reductions in preemies and childhood asthma

Researchers have revealed that rates of both preterm birth and hospital admissions for asthma were reduced by 10 percent after laws that prohibited smoking in public places were implemented.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy ups risk of preterm birth

Researchers have linked antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women with increased rates of preterm birth.

Preterm birth could up asthma risk in childhood

Researchers have found that preterm birth could increase the risk of asthma and wheezing disorders during childhood.

Preterm birth ups risk of asthma, claims study

A new study has found that children who are born preterm have an increased risk developing asthma and wheezing disorders during childhood.

Risk of birth problems doubles after assisted conception

A new study has shown that the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies.

Early `water breaking` linked to premature births

A new study indicates that the presence of a specific bacteria at the site where foetal membranes break prematurely leading to labour, may be a major cause of premature births.

Mother`s touch critical for premature babies

Scientists have claimed that the benefits that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth.

Adopt healthy pregnancy habits to avoid preterm birth

Adopting healthy pregnancy habits may help keep your baby until he or she is fully ready to face the world.

Preterm birth: Boys more likely to be born early than girls

A new research finds that baby boys are more likely to be born premature than girls and are at a higher risk of death and disability ranging from learning problems and blindness to deafness.

Early skin-to-skin contact associated with higher breastfeeding rates

A new study has revealed that skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby in the delivery room is linked positively to an increased likelihood for exclusive breastfeeding.

Premature babies at higher risk of heart disease

Babies born prematurely may be at risk for structural heart abnormalities which can increase their odds of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, according to a new research.

Obesity ups risk of preterm birth

Women who are overweight or obese are more likely to have preterm delivery, according to a new Swedish study.

Preterm birth affects ability to solve complex cognitive tasks

Premature babies are at an increased risk for neuro-cognitive deficits, a new study has warned.

Eating fish during pregnancy may lower risk of preterm birth

Researchers have found that the infants of mothers who were given 600 milligrams of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy weighed more at birth.

Frequent abortions linked to preterm birth

Women who have had three or more abortions have a higher risk of some adverse birth outcomes.

Vaginal delivery as safe as caesarean for preterm births

Vaginal delivery for early preterm foetuses presenting head first, or vertex presentation, had a high rate of success with no difference in neonatal mortality compared to caesarean delivery.

Preterm birth linked to epilepsy risk in adults

Adults who were born prematurely may have a higher risk of the seizure disorder epilepsy.

Pregnant teen mums ‘at higher preterm birth risk’

Pregnant teenagers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have a small baby than women in their 20s, says a new study.