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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.

Antidepressants decreased birthweights

The infants born to mothers who have used antidepressants during their pregnancy are more likely to be born prematurely and weigh less. That said, researchers are not advising women who use such medications to quit them when they get pregnant.

Pregnancy can boost a sports career

A new study indicates that having a baby can be advantageous for a sportswoman. Triathlon competitor Kari Flottorp Lingsom asserts that she became even more fit after giving birth to her child.

Men drink less when partner gets pregnant

The vast majority of women follow recommendations and quit drinking during pregnancy. But men are also shying away from the bottle when a child is on its way.

Women shy away from morning-sickness drug

A University of Bergen research fellow says health personnel need to explain more clearly that new medications do not harm their foetus.

Incontinence risks decrease with Caesarean births

A new study shows that women who give birth the normal way can run nearly twice the risk of urinary incontinence problems, compared to those who have Caesarean sections.

Pills to fight fungal infections increase risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women who take fluconazole pills to treat vaginal fungal infections are more likely to miscarry than women who take a suppository, shows new research.

Painkillers lower fertility in mice

Female mice lost half of their eggs when their mother was exposed to painkillers during pregnancy.