Advice from the Department of Health has, since 2007, told pregnant women or those trying to conceive not to drink alcohol.Now, a new study from Oxford and Bristol Universities suggests a link between drinking alcohol in pregnancy and lower IQ
Pregnant women and new mums should get help and advice on bonding with their baby under new proposals to be published on Thursday.The report, which is backed by Children’s Minister Elizabeth Truss, suggests that the current system places too much
Menopause is a pretty big milestone for any woman, but new research suggests your mother’s menopause could help gauge your own fertility. A study of 527 women carried out by a Danish team found that women whose mothers had an early menopause (before
Babies of first-time mothers may feel more pain from injections as they can sense their mother’s anxiety about the procedure, a new study has suggested.Researchers claim new mums could pass their fears about vaccinations onto their children, because
Have you ever wondered what your midwife is doing when she reaches for a tape measure to check the distance from the top to the bottom of your bump? She's measuring your fundal growth to give an indication of how your unborn baby is growing in the womb.New research out today reve...
A major French study has revealed that sperm counts and quality have fallen rapidly. The research revealed that the sperm count of French men fell by a third between 1989 and 2005. It is believed this decline is linked to diet, lifestyle and ‘gender bender’ chemicals. The average...
Newborn babies can pick up and learn the sounds of their mother’s speech while in the womb, a new study claims.Research at Pacific Lutheran University in the US showed that newborn babies have the capacity to learn and remember sounds of language from their mother during the last...
Around 250 Sure Start Children's Centres for children are at risk of closing within the next year, due to cuts by local authorities, a new survey has suggested. Its estimated that 60,000 families will be affected by the 250 closures, and staff
It's the perfect excuse to get out and about. Research suggests getting enough vitamin D, produced by sunlight on the skin, can significantly reduce your risk of pre-eclampsia.Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that women who
New research suggests that being deficient in iodine while pregnant could lower the IQ of your baby.The study, published in the Lancet, showed lower IQs and reading scores in primary school pupils whose mother had had too little iodine while