Latest Fetus Stories

2011-02-10 13:40:23

Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling birth defect of the spine.

2011-02-10 08:46:40

Research presented today at the 31st Annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) ― The Pregnancy Meeting™ has found that three proteins known as XIAP, BID, and Bcl-2 are responsible in part for the success of progesterone treatments in the prevention of preterm labor.

2011-02-10 08:26:27

Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy put their babies at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) a disorder that damages the developing baby’s brain.

2011-02-09 23:01:00

March of Dimes Awards Abstract at SMFM Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

2011-01-17 22:20:47

Eating less during early pregnancy impaired fetal brain development in a nonhuman primate model.

2011-01-17 20:59:47

High birth weight in First Nations (North American Indian) babies are linked to a higher risk of postneonatal death (infant deaths that occur from 4 weeks to 1 year of age).

2011-01-04 15:25:02

When pregnant women need medications, there is often concern about possible effects on the fetus.

2010-12-09 06:05:00

Scientists have found a new way to learn all there is to know about a fetus’s genetic make-up by taking a sample of the pregnant mother’s blood.

2010-12-01 15:48:54

A major new study shows that a pregnant mother's diet not only sensitizes the fetus to those smells and flavors, but physically changes the brain directly impacting what the infant eats and drinks in the future.

2010-11-30 06:00:00

First-of-its-kind, one-day consultation provides specialized, supplemental care for women who are pregnant with more than one baby HOUSTON, Nov.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.