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Patent filed for method to prevent early labor and premature delivery of low-birth-weight babies

Patent filed for method to prevent early labor and premature delivery of low-birth-weight babies

Increase in pregnancy obesity

Increase in pregnancy obesity

Tissue engineering used to reconstruct defective tracheas (windpipes) in fetal lambs

Tissue engineering used to reconstruct defective tracheas (windpipes) in fetal lambs

Amnioinfusion does not reduce the risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

Amnioinfusion does not reduce the risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

Changes to prenatal genetic testing could mean more babies born with abnornalities

Changes to prenatal genetic testing could mean more babies born with abnornalities

Birth abnormality rates could increase if proposed changes to prenatal testing go ahead

Birth abnormality rates could increase if proposed changes to prenatal testing go ahead

Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with chromosomal abnormalities

Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with chromosomal abnormalities

Pregnant women who smoke risk their child getting cancer

Pregnant women who smoke risk their child getting cancer

Researchers can now predict who will benefit from cerclage

Researchers can now predict who will benefit from cerclage

New technique to identify fetal genetic material from amniotic fluid

New technique to identify fetal genetic material from amniotic fluid

Ingestion of afterbirth appears to promote maternal behavior in mammals

Ingestion of afterbirth appears to promote maternal behavior in mammals

Markers for premature birth risk at the molecular level

Markers for premature birth risk at the molecular level

Turning point in the history of preterm labor diagnosis

Turning point in the history of preterm labor diagnosis

Suctioning babies to prevent a potentially fatal respiratory disease is probably ineffective

Suctioning babies to prevent a potentially fatal respiratory disease is probably ineffective

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

New method for detecting premature birth

New method for detecting premature birth

Link between oral bacterium and premature babies

Link between oral bacterium and premature babies

Research suggests protein released from lungs could initiate labour

Research suggests protein released from lungs could initiate labour