Favorable outcomes of infants born after maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy

In a recent Pediatrics journal study, researchers assessed the outcomes of children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In utero, mother-to-child SARS-CoV-2…

First wild bison born in UK for millennia after surprise pregnancy | Rewilding

A pioneering rewilding project has had an early surprise: a bouncing baby bison. It is the first wild bison to be born in the UK for thousands of years. Three…

Black Babies Born Through Fertility Treatments Face Worse Survival Than White Infants: Study

Amy Norton WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s well known that Black women in the United States have an increased risk of childbirth complications. Now, a large new…

Babies born to Black mothers die far more often than those with white mothers

Babies born to Black mothers are twice as likely to die in the first month than infants born to white women. But the disparity is even wider among infants conceived…

Babies born below the 25th percentile for birthweight have higher risk of developmental difficulties

Being born below the 25th percentile for birthweight may put a child at risk for developmental difficulties, according to a new study by Abiodun Adanikin of Coventry University, UK, and…

Parental support improves the brain development of prematurely born infants

Supporting emotional connection between a premature baby and mother during the intensive care unit treatment effectively improves the baby’s brain development. The effects are clearly visible in the baby’s brain…

Meet the new generation of twins… born years apart but still so eerily simila

Standing by the bedroom door, I paused, listening to the murmuring of my twins’ voices. Inside, I found chaos: my son’s desk was pulled into the middle of the room…

Many neurocognitive benefits conferred on children born to mothers who eat fish

In a recent study published in the Neurotoxicology journal, researchers explored the benefits of fish consumption in pregnant women. There are rising concerns regarding contaminants like mercury in fish that…

Cancer risk higher among children born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer

Globally, a considerable increase in the utilization of frozen-thawed embryo transfers (FETs) in in vitro fertilization has been observed. For instance, in the United States, the use of FET has doubled since…

Number of babies born with cytomegalovirus decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published in JAMA, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers discovered the number of babies born in Minnesota with cytomegalovirus (CMV) decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that…