In February, doctors in Colombia delivered a baby girl whose twin was stuck inside her abdomen—and still growing. The New York Times reports that the child is doing well after the successful removal of her parasitic twin, which was partially developed but lacked a heart or brain. Continue reading A baby was born with her own twin growing inside her
Folic acid has long been touted as an important prenatal vitamin to help prevent certain birth defects. Recent studies are now suggesting it could reduce the risk of another disorder: autism. Continue reading Folic acid might actually reduce the risk of autism
Janet Jackson has confirmed the rumors that she is pregnant. It’s the first child for the singer and her husband of 4 years, Wissam Al Mana.
This week, an Australian woman delivered a baby at the age of 62 after having in vitro fertilisation (IVF) abroad.
Few women can naturally conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF – and these are rarely first pregnancies. These women go through menopause later, and have lower risks of heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia.
As far back as the ancient Greeks, people have documented a funny phenomenon among pregnant women: The skin on their faces sometimes changes color. Scientists never quite knew why that happened, though they suspected that it was linked to the spike in the body’s hormones during pregnancy. Now, a new study published this week in eLife found that two sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, play a key role in regulating the body’s synthesis of melanin, the substance that gives skin pigment.
A male seahorse gets pregnant when his mate deposits her as-yet-unfertilized eggs into a pouch on his belly. He fertilizes them, then carries the developing embryos until they’re ready to feed themselves. At which point he forcefully shoots them into the world.