When babies pass through the mother's birth canal, the tight fit temporarily squashes their wee heads, elongating their flexible skulls and changing the shape of their brains. Now, scientists have created
Certain jobs held by men in the months before they conceive a child may increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed information from more than 14,000 fathers whose
The low-tech approach to delivering babies in one Amish community may offer clues on how to safely reduce the rate of Cesarean-section deliveries in the United States, researchers say.
The study examined
The percentage of babies born early in the United States in 2011 was the lowest in a decade, according to a new report from the non-profit March of Dimes.
In 2011 the preterm
Each year, more than one in 10 babies worldwide are born prematurely, a new report finds.
The report ranks the United States No. 131 in the world in terms of its preterm birth rate, ranking behind many
Women exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in many plastic products, during pregnancy give birth to lower-weight babies than moms not exposed, according to a new study of workplace
Babies conceived in the spring may be at increased risk of being born prematurely, a new study suggests.
The results show that the rate of premature
The percentage of babies born early in the United States has reached a 15-year low, according to a new report.
In 2012, the U.S. preterm
For weeks, life-support machines have been hooked to the body of a brain-dead woman against the wishes of her family. Thirty-three-year-old Marlise Munoz is pregnant, and the hospital in Fort Worth,
Women who give birth to 10 or more children may have a reduced risk of cancer, a new study from Finland suggests.
Researchers examined cancer risk in nearly 5,000 Finish women who gave birth at least