Pregnant women get bombarded with advice from friends, strangers, and popular culture at large. Unfortunately, the guidance can be somewhat, well, misguided. Trace looks at some of the key myths pregnant women are likely to encounter.
The likely mechanism underlying the beneficial effects is the presence of long-chain saturated fatty acids found in breast milk, which are essential for brain development.
A new mother in Oregon wants to breastfeed her baby even though she regularly smokes marijuana, but experts are concerned about the risks of the drug to the baby's brain.
The animal kingdom's bravest and most vigilant mother could be a deep sea octopus who has just broken the world record for egg brooding. Continue reading →
New research suggests that a baby's sense of smell may play a large role in how it acquires the ability to be afraid. All it needs is a mom in distress.
If you're a woman, postponing having children until mid-life may increase your overall longevity, a new study argues.
Are young women whose friends are having babies more likely to join the babymaking parade as well? Laci presents some new research findings.
Organic pollutants in fish create a decades-long health risk for mothers and their children. Continue reading →
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