Vitamin D is important to enable calcium to be absorbed into the intestine. During pregnancy, vitamin D is especially significant because extra calcium is needed to build the baby's skeleton.
Low vitamin D levels in pregnancy can therefore be negative for the bone health of both mother and child.
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure that arises in some pregnant women, but a review of published studies indicates that its effects on cardiovascular health can persist well after pregnancy.
Metformin can halve the risk of late miscarriage and preterm births for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Mothers’ breast milk can provide protection against infection that lasts for life, finds new research in mice by an international team of scientists including experts at the University of Birmingham.
Research spearheaded by a University of Huddersfield lecturer has shown that pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and NOT on their back.
Goal-setting and self-monitoring tools successfully used by some expectant mothers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior