Why does it take 200 million sperm to fertilize a single egg? Part of the reason is bombardment by the female immune system, which very
Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study.
Scientists have identified a new cellular mechanism that alters placental development, potentially causing serious complications during pregnancy. The mechanism is linked with the production of
There is no association between exposure to the 2009 H1N1 ‘swine flu’ vaccine during pregnancy and health problems in early childhood, concludes a new study.
New study analyzed 2 million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57% more likely to
New research suggests that gut bacteria could have an impact on the outcome of pregnancies with a high plant-based fiber diet recommended.
Researchers say that women who are 41 weeks pregnant should not be alarmed, as the increased risk is low — equivalent to one additional stillbirth
Microbiologists have shown that Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that is responsible for toxoplasmosis, utilizes at least two modes of locomotion during its infection cycle.
Scientists are challenging the claims of two high profile papers from 2018 which reported that in the mouse, RNA has to be added to sperm