Evidence suggests that risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease may be programmed while the fetus is developing during pregnancy and within the first few years of life.
A new test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) - is a highly sensitive screening tool for certain chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21) and trisomy 18, that poses no risk to a woman’s pregnancy.
Carolyn Thomas of Heart Sisters summarizes the June 2014 Toronto Meeting on pregnancy complications and heart disease.
A new US survey has found that most Americans mistakenly believe miscarriages are rare and do not understand the causes.
Canada has launched its first national public blood bank for umbilical cord blood. Donations are now being accepted at the Ottawa hospital, and by next year hospitals in Brampton, Edmonton and Vancouver will also be able to collect cord blood donations for the public bank.
Best wishes to the royal couple who welcomed the arrival of a new baby boy, all 8lbs and 6oz of him!
There has been much discussion in the media recently about delayed clamping of the umbilical cord. Also known as DCC, Delayed Cord Clamping is a process in which the umbilical cord of the newborn is left intact for an extended period of time during the third stage of labour.
Taking iron supplements during pregnancy can lower a mother’s risk of giving birth to a low weight baby, suggests a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
A new analysis of data from five previous studies, published this week in BMJ Open, a journal of the British Medical Association, has found that babies are at five times the risk of SIDS when co-sleeping with a parent, regardless of whether t