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Pregnancy

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Calculating stillbirth risk is a rudimentary science – here’s how to move forward

Stillbirth is a devastating complication of pregnancy that affects millions of women globally each year. It is defined as a baby born showing no...
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Staying healthy over the silly season

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, you’d better be good, I’m telling you why, you are preggers over Christmas, that’s right… Argh! Just…...

Finding your festive while pregnant

Happiness is a choice, so you can be jolly at Christmas if you want to – you are pregnant, not sick. Let’s make this...
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No, you shouldn’t eat your placenta, here’s why

In almost all mammals, the placenta - the organ that develops in pregnancy to provide oxygen and nutrients to the baby and remove waste...
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How the placenta can shed light on HIV mothers & their babies

In many parts of the world, the human placenta (the after birth) is discarded once a baby is born and considered waste. The focus...
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Babies born to mums with HIV face higher risks even though they’re HIV negative

The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock Amy Slogrove, Stellenbosch University; Kathleen M. Powis, Harvard Medical School, and Mary-Ann Davies,...
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Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduce the risk of premature birth

The earlier a baby is born, the greater the risk of poor health. Cassidy Rowell Philippa Middleton, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute; Jamie...
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14 survival tips for parents with babies in the NICU

“At birth, Christopher had no heartbeat, he was not breathing, and his limp, blue body did not respond to his airway being suctioned. He...
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5 ways to help prevent the risk of prematurity

Spring and early summer are notorious times for babies jumping the gun and surprising their parents with a spontaneous early birth, all due dates...
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Born too soon: A personal account

It is fairly impossible to write a generalised medical article about prematurity. Every prem baby has a different story, a different path and a...
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