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What drugs are safe for pregnant women?

A recent study reveals that one in four pregnant Norwegian women takes medications that are considered risky. Some of the drugs help with pain or nausea, but can have negative side effects on the mother or child.

Flu drugs safe for unborn babies

Pregnant women run a higher risk of getting seriously ill if they catch influenza. A new study shows that new-born infants run no higher risk of harm if their mothers have taken anti-viral medications to ward off flu infections.

Licorice can be harmful to the developing foetus

A new study raises concerns about the long-term effects of licorice on the development of the foetus.

Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don’t consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.

Grief does not carry over to the unborn child

Scientists find no indications in children that reflect on their mother’s grief during pregnancy.

Pre-eclampsia increases risk of asthma in childhood

New research shows that children whose mothers suffer from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are more likely to develop asthma later in life.

Bad relationships increase infection risk in both mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

Do pregnant women really have a special 'glow'?

Expectant women often hear their skin has an exceptional glow. Is this a myth or is pregnancy doing wonders for their skin?

Three in four couples starting fertility treatment will become pregnant

A new study shows that three quarters of couples that started fertility treatment in Denmark conceived within five years.

Learning more about preeclampsia

Preeclampsia doesn’t usually cause complications, but sometimes things go wrong. That’s why research in this field is so important.