Epidurals have been in use as labor pain relief since the 1970s. Albeit their widespread use, for long it's been thought that epidurals slow down the second stage of labor. Scientists have now concluded otherwise.
An analysis published in the Journal of Cancer shows a link between pesticide use during pregnancy, particularly insecticides, and an increased risk of childhood brain tumors.
Research published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research has discovered a link between lower meat consumption during pregnancy and an increased risk of substance misuse by that child in adolescence.
Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and collaborators at the University of Utah Health have undertaken research that provides insight on the complex process that characterizes the development of human sperm stem cells.
A study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has found that elevated blood pressure during pregnancy may raise the risk of childhood obesity in the child.