How COVID-19 Puts Maternal and Fetal Health At Risk

The study explains underlying molecular changes that occur in placenta during COVID-19 infection, and urges pregnant women with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.

Exercise During Pregnancy Boosts Babies’ Health

Moderate exercise before and during pregnancy promotes healthy fetal development through DNA methylation, researchers in Singapore find.

Study Reveals Gestational Diabetes Trends In India

An international team of scientists found that Indian women are more prone to gestational diabetes than Swedish women despite being leaner and having greater insulin sensitivity during pregnancy.

EMAS Initiative Improves Obstetric Care In Indonesia

A large-scale US-led initiative is linked to reductions in maternal and newborn deaths in Indonesia, according to researchers in the US.

Why Chinese Mums Opt For Cesareans

Antagonistic relations with healthcare providers and fear of pain are reasons for the preference for cesarean delivery among women in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

An Artificial Womb Offers Hope For Preemies

Scientists have developed an artificial womb that could someday save the lives of extremely premature babies.

Inducing Labor Safely And Effectively

Using misoprostol rather than a catheter to induce labor is not only safer for women with pregnancy complications but also slightly more effective.

How Uterine Fluid Informs The Fetus

Uterine fluid, which contains molecules that can reprogram a developing embryo, could one day be used as a biomarker of fetal health.

How Fetuses Fight Infections Without Attacking Mom

Fetuses have immune cells that can launch an effective attack against infectious agents and yet do not react against maternal cells.

Pregnancy Complications Linked To Heart Disease Risk In Offspring

Children whose mothers experienced pregnancy complications were almost three times more likely to develop heart disease.