pregnancy

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Solar cells, supercomputers and scientists—stories that captured your imagination in the first month of 2017.

Lack Of Sleep Linked To Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant mums, try to make sure you get enough sleep. Less than six hours a day has been linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Baby Boys More Likely To Be Born Prematurely: Study

A new study has found that boys are much more likely to be born pre-term between 20-24 weeks, with their mothers at greater risk of pregnancy complications.

Blood Test Predicts Premature Birth Risk From As Early As 18 Weeks

The blood test can identify women who are at risk of having a premature birth but are not displaying symptoms—as early as 18 weeks as into their pregnancy.

Yes, The ‘Pregnancy Waddle’ Exists, Say Researchers

The study used 3D motion capture to create biomechanical models of pregnant women and show why they walk differently.

Fatty Acid Balance During Pregnancy Affects Offspring’s Brain

Fish, an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, have been found to have a beneficial effect on fetal brain formation within the womb.

Diabetes Drug Could Help Treat Preeclampsia

Preliminary studies have shown that the drug metformin, which is considered safe for pregnancy, could be used to treat life-threatening preeclampsia.

Drug Interactions In Placenta May Harm Developing Fetus

Pregnant women taking antiviral drugs and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at the same time may damage the developing fetus due to drug interactions in the placenta, scientists say.

7 Must-Read Stories In September 2015

From the effects of phthalates on pregnancy to capturing carbon using coffee, don't miss our top seven stories for September 2015!