Use of mild painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen during pregnancy may partly account for a sharp increase in male reproductive disorders in recent decades, according to a study published on Monday.
Although acupuncture is promoted as a way to induce labor in women who go past their due date, a Danish study had added to evidence casting doubt on its usefulness.
Pregnant women who drink six cups of coffee every day may have smaller babies than women who consume less caffeine, according to a Dutch study.
Doctors could one day use a blood test to predict decades in advance when women will go into menopause, scientists say.
Nearly half of all expectant mothers in Chinese mainland cities are exposed to secondhand smoke, results from a recent survey released on Friday showed.
Expectant mothers, especially those who feel stressed, need to rest several times a day to help development of the fetus.
The pill is still the No. 1 contraceptive for American women, but it's even more popular in other countries, according to the first U.S. government report comparing nations.
The U.S. rate of pre-term births has fallen for the second year in a row, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings are good news, as babies born too early and too small are sicker and more likely to die than babies born after a full 39 weeks of gestation.
Contrary to the results of earlier studies, large quantities of vitamins C and E do not prevent preeclampsia, high blood pressure and other complications of pregnancy, researchers found in the largest study of the vitamins to date.
Births by Caesarean section in the United States reached an all-time high in 2007 when some 1.4 million babies, or 32 percent of births, were delivered by C-section, a study showed Tuesday.