Latest Fetus Stories
If you are pregnant and your mate complains your frequent snoring is rattling the bedroom windows, you may have bigger problems than an annoyed, sleep-deprived partner.
Cocaine and heroin increase permeability of the placenta. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology have shown that exposure to the drugs causes an increase in the passage of some chemicals into the fetus.Antoine Malek led a team of researchers from Zurich University Hospital's Department of Obstetrics, who used a perfusion technique to study human placental tissue function in the lab. They found that exposure to cocaine and/or heroin...
Findings Reinforce March of Dimes Message: Start Taking a Vitamin with Folic Acid Before Pregnancy WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women who take folic acid supplements for at least one year before they become pregnant may cut their risk of having a premature baby by half, according to research published this week in the online journal, PLOS Medicine. The study links pre-conceptional folate supplementation of at least one year to reduced early premature delivery rates...
Iron plays a large role in brain development in the womb, and new University of Rochester Medical Center research shows an iron deficiency may delay the development of auditory nervous system in preemies.
Exercise during fetal growth may improve the cardiovascular health of an unborn baby.
U.S. researchers say exercising mothers-to-be may be helping fetal development of their baby.
Immigrant women are less likely to use folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida, particularly those who recently immigrated to the country
German scientists say they've discovered very immature sheep fetuses can enter a dreaming sleep-like state weeks before rapid eye movements develop. The Friedrich Schiller University researchers in Jena, Germany, led by mathematician Karin Schwab noted that after about seven months growing in the womb, a human fetus spends most of its time asleep.
Children are affected by what their mother did not eat during her pregnancy, U.S. researchers say.
After about seven months growing in the womb, a human fetus spends most of its time asleep. Its brain cycles back and forth between the frenzied activity of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and the quiet resting state of non-REM sleep. But whether the brains of younger, immature fetuses cycle with sleep or are simply inactive has remained a mystery, until now.
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