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.
Home fertility tests aren't just for women anymore. A new device that looks a lot like home ovulation and home pregnancy tests but checks sperm count will soon be available in Europe, and is undergoing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review for marketing in the United States (U.S.).
In what doctors described yesterday as a world first, a Danish woman has given birth to two children after her fertility was restored using ovarian tissue that was removed, frozen, thawed and then reimplanted after cancer treatment.
Women will soon be able to tell how many eggs they have in their ovaries in a simple hormone test that Australian researchers said yesterday could revolutionize family planning and fertility treatment.
Simple training in how to help a newborn start breathing and to keep it warm and clean can slash the rate of stillbirths by a third in poor, rural areas of the world, according to a recent report.