If you are pregnant, getting a flu vaccine is not only a good idea for your health, but also the health of your unborn baby.
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Having a short cervix increases a pregnant woman's chance of delivering prematurely, and a new study suggests going on bed rest does nothing to allay that risk.
New Zealand narrowly missed the top 10 list of the best countries to give birth in- with a one in 3300 chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth.
Even a mild iodine deficiency in pregnant or breastfeeding women could lead to children who perform poorly in tests.
It was around the 12-week mark that joy gave way to heartbreak, as tests revealed serious health issues for the baby.
Can you exercise when you are pregnant and how much is too much?
High risk. I'm not sure if I've ever heard two more frightening words. For the consultant who used them at the hospital last month, they probably rolled off the tongue.
Despite concerns that antidepressant use during pregnancy could affect infants' growth and development, a small new study finds no size differences.
For pregnant women, supplements of an omega-3 fatty acid may help to reduce the likelihood of giving birth very prematurely, according to a new study.
New research in New Zealand shows that motor vehicle crashes involving pregnant women accounts for more than half of the country's foetal deaths.
Despite some women's worry that seat belts or air bags could harm a baby in utero in the case of a car accident, belting up is the best option.
My maternity care journey in London has begun, and I can already see it's going to be very, very different from my first pregnancy. My experience of being pregnant in Wellington was overwhelmingly positive.
Allergies, asthma and eczema could be "turned off" in babies by mothers taking probiotics during pregnancy and breastfeeding, researchers say.
Women who took extra folic acid in the weeks before and just after becoming pregnant were less likely to have a child with autism, in a new study from Norway.
The number of birth defects among twins and triplets increased nearly two-fold in 14 European countries between 1984 and 2007, according to a new study.
Obstetric cholestasis is a complication of pregnancy where pregnancy hormones (particularly oestrogen) affect the liver by preventing the flow of bile into the intestines.
OPINION: Does pregnancy make you feel 'fat and unattractive', or is your body image not such a big deal when you're growing a baby?
A nutritional supplement called myo-inositol may help protect women at risk for gestational diabetes, according to a small pilot study.
A misspelled text from a pregnant woman to her husband may have saved her life, the new phenomenon of garbled English which indicates illness in text communications has been named "dystextia" by doctors.
A recent Australian study found that the majority of pregnant women have a chemical in their urine that's believed to cause behavioural issues in children.
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