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Women after child birth have higher breast cancer risk

In a new study, researchers found that younger women who have recently had a child may have a higher risk of breast cancer than...

Is it safe for women with heart disease to be pregnant?

Is it safe for women with heart disease to become pregnant? Usually, according to ten-year results from the ROPAC registry reported in a late breaking science...

5 ways to reduce the risk of stillbirth

Six Australian babies are stillborn each day. This equates to more than 2,000 babies each year. Stillbirth is defined as the death of a baby...

How Mediterranean diet during pregnancy could benefit children

The Mediterranean diet has a high content of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes and nuts. This healthy diet pattern has been associated with lower obesity...

How to promote your baby’s healthy growth if feeding with formula

Babies should be fed on demand. While breastfeeding is the recommended approach to infant feeding, some mothers may not be able to breastfeed. Others may find...
Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore...
Baby up at night

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for...

How long should I wait between pregnancies?

Women often wonder what the "right" length of time is after giving birth before getting pregnant again. A recent Canadian study suggests 12-18 months between...

Sons of smoking fathers may have lower fertility

Previous studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. Now new research has discovered that, independently of nicotine...

What is the ‘right’ age to have a child?

Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. Advances in fertility science mean that people can,...