pregnancy




It sounds like a doctor’s recommendation from an episode of Friends, but in fact there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest a number of activities can help bring on the start of labour. Of around 200 women who responded to a survey undertaken by a US Midwestern hospital, over half […]

Women turn to sex and spice in attempt to induce ...




Five European universities will begin vital research into pre-eclampsia, a deadly complication which occurs during pregnancy. The condition occurs in up to ten per cent of all pregnancies and seriously affects both mother and baby. It leads to high blood pressure and other complications. However, it’s not possible to predict […]

Pre-eclampsia to be researched across Europe








In advance of Baby Loss Awareness Day, marked this Friday, 15th October, the children’s health charity Action Medical Research is highlighting the importance of research into pregnancy complications and finding the best ways to care for sick and vulnerable babies. Grants exceeding £800,000 have already been awarded to top researchers […]

Research into pregnancy complications is vital, says health charity



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Experts more usually accustomed to tracking CCTV footage have partnered with Action Medical Research to try to find a way to prevent stillbirth. Advanced technology could help track changes in foetal movements towards the end of pregnancy. Bereaved mothers often say that their baby’s movements in the womb seemed to […]

High-tech surveillance could help prevent tragedy of stillbirth