Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds study

Infertility has long been linked to an increased risk of premature deliveries and underweight babies, and the current study offers fresh evidence of this

Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds studyWomen are more likely to have preemies when they use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF), but a new study comparing outcomes for these babies to siblings conceived naturally suggests that other factors may be the cause of these early arrivals. Compared to babies conceived naturally, infants born after women used assistive reproductive technology […]

Consuming vitamin D during pregnancy tied to lower risk of underweight babies

Women who take vitamin D during pregnancy may be less likely to have underweight babies, according to a research review that also suggests these supplements may also be associated with a lower risk of foetal or infant mortality

Consuming vitamin D during pregnancy tied to lower risk of underweight babiesOverall, mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy were 28 per cent less likely to have underweight newborns or babies who died in the womb or during infancy, the study found. But prenatal vitamin D supplements only appeared to have these benefits when women took 2,000 International Units (IU) or less each day. This amount […]

Low birth weight associated with lower IQ throughout life

Compared to babies born at 2.5 kg or less, infants with a birth weight of 3.5 to 4 kg scored more than five points higher on IQ tests at age 28 and again at age 50, the study found

Low birth weight associated with lower IQ throughout lifeA recent study from Denmark suggest that being born at below-normal weight is associated with a lower intelligence quotient (IQ) not only in childhood and young adulthood, but even at age 50. Researchers found IQ differences between underweight and normal-weight babies remained stable into midlife, and even within the normal birth weight range, higher weights […]