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Skin-to-skin contact does not lead to better interaction between mother and child

Skin-to-skin contact does not lead to better interaction between mother and child

Technology protects respiratory tract of intubated neonates

Technology protects respiratory tract of intubated neonates

Superdrug launches new initiative to encourage expectant parents to quit smoking

Superdrug launches new initiative to encourage expectant parents to quit smoking

Preterm birth linked to out‐of‐home care placements of children

Preterm birth linked to out‐of‐home care placements of children

Traffic-related pollution increases a pregnant woman’s risk for hypertension

Traffic-related pollution increases a pregnant woman’s risk for hypertension

Professional emotional support needed for women during high-risk pregnancies

Professional emotional support needed for women during high-risk pregnancies

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

Award to help advance development of diagnostic test for necrotizing enterocolitis

Award to help advance development of diagnostic test for necrotizing enterocolitis

Breast milk could play vital role in preventing heart disease in premature infants

Breast milk could play vital role in preventing heart disease in premature infants

Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain

Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Exposure to phthalates and high levels of stress in late pregnancy linked to premature birth

Exposure to phthalates and high levels of stress in late pregnancy linked to premature birth

Study finds reliable biomarker for noninvasive detection of deadly infant disease

Study finds reliable biomarker for noninvasive detection of deadly infant disease

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

Advice to pull a drug used to prevent premature birth sparks controversy

Advice to pull a drug used to prevent premature birth sparks controversy

Newly discovered immune control switch could protect the brains of premature babies

Newly discovered immune control switch could protect the brains of premature babies

Findings point to potential interventions to improve preemie growth during high risk pregnancy

Findings point to potential interventions to improve preemie growth during high risk pregnancy

Researchers develop simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia

Researchers develop simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia

Insufficient placental steroid may increase autism spectrum disorder risk

Insufficient placental steroid may increase autism spectrum disorder risk