Health

Fetal growth inhibited by cocktail of chemicals in the mother

They make many everyday things easier, such as keeping children's feet dry in waterproofed boots, stopping the meat balls sticking to the frying pan and making it easier to clean the carpet. But these environmental chemicals, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mom may pass bacteria to baby in utero

For decades, it has been accepted that fetal development occurs in a sterile womb. Recent discoveries of bacterial DNA in baby's first bowel movement and in the placenta after sterile C-section, however, have challenged this ...

Neuroscience

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero

Boston - The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the fetus to grow and explore, and of course ...

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