There’s a big difference between carbohydrates in wholegrains and lollies.
During pregnancy women get bombarded with food and nutrition information. Eat this, don’t eat that! It gets very confusing. Recent debates about the role of carbohydrates have cranked the confusion up…
In the past, kids couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Now? Not so much.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
The UK health guidelines on drinking during pregnancy have probably got it right – don't drink any alcohol at all.
Baby's brains have special activity to help them develop – now researchers have found where some of this happens.
The offspring of mice who don't get enough DHA during pregnancy are more likely to have pups that display schizophrenia-like symptoms.
A premature baby’s hand is held through an incubator.
Ariel Schalit/AP Photo
There are two common medications that prevent preterm birth – and poor black women often can't access either one.
Women are vigilant about avoiding alcohol and smoking during pregnancy, but what about stress?
Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and fear soft cheese, but much less is done to avoid stress during pregnancy, despite its harms.
Women who don't get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
The much-hyped study didn’t actually test vitamin B3 supplementation in humans.
The new study on birth defects and vitamin B3 has important implications, but researchers didn't actually give any of this vitamin to humans.
A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy.
If something goes wrong in pregnancy, a boy baby is more likely to be born malnourished or stillborn than a girl. This may have an evolutionary basis.
We may be heading for a future where it will be considered immoral to have a child with a partner who isn't 'genetically compatible'.
She must have had a successful pregnancy.
A new evolutionary perspective on what's been a medical paradox: Why does the body use inflammation to regulate aspects of pregnancy when inflammation is also a big threat to pregnancy?
Much health information emphasizes the role of personal responsibility in maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
After a miscarriage or stillbirth, pregnancy can involve intense fear and anxiety for many women. More sensitive health information could help.
Most important for now is that we look after pregnant women experiencing depression.
A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism from mothers who were using antidepressant medication while pregnant.
Beyoncé: the Annunciation.
Courtesy of Beyoncé's Instagram
The singer has been criticised for 'fetishising' motherhood. But by disrupting stereotypes she is striking a major blow for black women.
As womb transplants move from science fiction to science fact, we need to consider some ethical dilemmas.
Antenatal care enables the early detection of maternal and fetal conditions. So why are pregnant women delaying their checks?
Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.
This newborn fiddler ray will be released back into the ocean. But will it survive?
Rays caught unintentionally by fishing trawlers often spend time on deck before being returned to the ocean. New research shows the stress of this experience affects pregnant rays, and their babies.
Deciding whether or not to continue on medication in pregnancy is always a balancing act.
A study has shown an association between antidepressants in pregnancy and risk to the baby. But there are many factors to consider if deciding whether to stay on an antidepressant if you're pregnant.
Disruption of the thyroid hormones can prevent tadpoles from becoming frogs.
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.