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Fewer women tore when giving birth at home

Fewer women suffer perineal trauma – a tearing or needing to be snipped, when deliveries are at home instead of hospitals or clinics.

Why do some women develop postnatal depression?

Extreme hormonal changes during pregnancy makes it harder for some women to feel pleasure and motivation.

Is it tougher to have a child than a failed fertility treatment?

There is no association between clinical depression and failed fertility treatments. Surprisingly, the risk of depression is greater when the treatment is successful, shows new research.

Endocrine disrupters in food and clothing replaced by equally dangerous chemicals

Scientists warn that the "safe" alternatives to endocrine disrupters in foods and clothing can be just as harmful and even lead to miscarriages.

Giant study links C-sections with chronic disorders

People born by C-section, more often suffer from chronic disorders such as asthma, rheumatism, allergies, bowel disorders, and leukaemia than people born naturally.

Mouse study: C-sections cause immune system malfunction

Experiments on mice indicate that natural delivery gives children a better and healthier immune system.