Microbes in the wrong place at the wrong time -- a woman's amniotic fluid during pregnancy -- might play a role in causing premature births, according to a study published in the online journal PLoS ONE.
Undiagnosed infections may be causing a significant number of premature births, researchers reported on Monday after finding bacteria or fungi in 15 percent of the amniotic fluid samples taken from women in pre-term labor.
Shuang Ho Hospital, an affiliate of the Taipei Medical University in Taipei County, announced Monday that it has introduced the labor-delivery recovery (LDR) room concept widely adopted in Western countries, with the aim of providing women with a friendly and more soothing delivery environment.
The hormone supplement DHEA is touted as an anti-aging panacea, but a new study suggests that it does nothing for healthy older adults' brain power or general well-being.
Pregnant women subjected to traumatizing stress are more likely to give birth to children who develop schizophrenia, according to a study published Thursday.
A 55-year-old Indian woman has given birth to quadruplets in the northern Italian city of Mantua, a local newspaper there reported Thursday.
An Egyptian woman successfully gave birth to septuplets early Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria, a hospital director said.
Women who binge-drink early in pregnancy may raise their risk of having a baby with an oral cleft, a new study shows.
A brain dead Palestinian woman in her sixth month of pregnancy is being kept on life support in an Israeli hospital until doctors can deliver her unborn baby, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday.
Many students who sought sex consultation at community pharmacies were concerned about contraception and pregnancy, according to the results of a survey released yesterday by the Bureau of Health Promotion.