Woman with two wombs told she might never have kids welcomes miracle baby

At 17, Emma Johns was plagued with vomiting and diarrhoea for a few days every month around her period. Wanting to understand why, she visited her doctor and was offered an internal examination –...
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Pregnancy: Due date calculator

Congratulations! You have just discovered you are pregnant! When this was planned or a surprise, one of the questions you are curious about is your approximate due date. Use our calculator to find out...

USA: The go-ahead for the first post-natal depression drug

In the US, the FDA approved a drug for post-natal depression - Brexanolone - for the first time. The therapy, the agency's statement explains, has shown in clinical tests to be able to reduce...

Controversy over choosing sex of child using IVF

Almost since its beginning in the 1970s, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been surrounded by controversy. However, many concerns faded away as more children were born healthy with the help of IVF. But a new...

Gluten intolerance: eating fiber during pregnancy reduces the risk for the baby

Digestive disorders, poor assimilation of nutrients ... the immune system of people intolerant to gluten produces specific antibodies that affect the lining of their small intestine. The prevalence of the disease continues to increase in...

Assisted procreation, France also opens up to non-hetero couples

In France, medically assisted procreation has so far been guaranteed only to married, heterosexual couples who have problems with infertility. French President Emmanuel Macron, during the election campaign, had promised that this would change. Now the Parliament...