Babies born to healthy moms worldwide are strikingly similar in size

Babies’ growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over — when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers. That is the finding of a large study that involved almost 60,000 pregnancies in eight defined urban areas in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Kenya, Oman, […]

Girls born small or underweight twice as likely to be infertile in adulthood

Girls born unexpectedly small or underweight seem to be twice as likely to have fertility problems in adulthood as those of normal size at birth, suggests new research. “As medical research and care advances, more infants will be born [with low birthweight or small size] and survive, which in turn might influence future need of […]

Is it smug to say your baby was born naturally?

by Denise Cortes posted in Mom Stories Who doesn’t enjoy receiving birth announcements? The birth of a precious little baby is always a thing to celebrate. I’ve received blue birth announcements. Pink ones, too. I’ve seen sleeping babies in baskets just like Moses. I’ve cooed over photos of babies with wings as precious as cherubims…. […]