Pregnancy and birth
Pregnancy and birth
AFTER giving birth at home while living in Australia, Leanne O'Donnell was keen to repeat the experience when having her second child in Scotland.
MOTHERS have launched a defiant fight back over threats to home birth services which could deny women the choice of where to have their baby.
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Doctors are calling for action over the "worrying" number of women in the UK dying in pregnancy and shortly after delivery.
SCOTTISH academics have found a new method that may help women to beat the biological clock by predicting how long they have left to have a baby.
FIONA Pratt, a mother of four young children, had her first child in her early 30s
THE number of nurses and midwives employed by NHS Scotland has fallen by more than 700 since last autumn.
Women who sleep on their right side or back during late pregnancy could be at increased risk of stillbirth, research suggests.
Flu vaccinations can reduce the chances of women giving birth to small or premature babies.
The number of abortions carried out in Scotland fell last year, figures show.
The number of women having abortions in their 40s has risen by nearly a third in the last ten years, research shows.
Recent months have seen celebrities suffer the anguish of losing babies well into their pregnancies. Here, our reporter talks to two women who know what it's like to experience such heartbreak
Dietary supplements could prevent a dangerous complication of pregnancy, research has suggested.
WOMEN from affluent backgrounds are more likely to opt to have a Caesarean birth - supporting the "too posh to push" label, Scottish research shows.
THE decision to have a Caesarean section is not one that should be taken lightly. While we would want to promote choice for women, we consider that that choice should be based on up-to-date evidence and women have the right to access the research associated with any decisions they are faced with making.
HAVING a Caesarean was so traumatic for new mum Pamela Anderson, she had to have counselling after the birth of her son Archie, now nine months.
Sarah Nathan, 29, from Edinburgh, was disappointed at having to have a Caesarean during the birth of her son William, who is now nine months old.
CHOLESTEROL-lowering drugs used to prevent heart disease in middle-aged men could prevent the baby-killer condition pre-eclampsia, Scottish scientists said yesterday.
SCIENTISTS have discovered for the first time that a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can alter her child's DNA and cause obesity in later life.
BRITAIN'S record of stillbirths was condemned as a "national scandal" yesterday after it was shown to be one of the worst in the developed world.
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