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2012-08-04 01:56:36

A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes.

2012-06-28 11:22:51

Standing for long periods during pregnancy may curb the growth of the developing fetus.

2012-06-25 23:09:23

The tiniest and the heaviest fetuses are at much higher risk of being stillborn than those of average weight.

Rare Cancer Removed From Unborn Child
2012-06-23 07:28:54

Doctors at a Florida hospital announced this week that they had successfully removed an extremely rare tumor from the mouth of a 17-week-old fetus.

Predicting Birth of Small Babies With Blood Test
2012-06-23 05:48:49

A group of scientists recently announced that they have found a blood test which could help predict the risk of women having alarmingly small babies.

Fetal Genome Mapped Through Maternal-Paternal DNA
2012-06-07 10:34:23

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a fetus after taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father -- a move that could play a significant role in the screening of rare disorders before the child is even born.

2012-06-07 09:03:21

A pregnant woman's blood stream contains not only her own cells, but a small number of her child's, as well, and some of them remain in her internal organs long after the baby is born.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.