A rare genetic variant may explain why some women do not require pain relief during childbirth, scientists have said.
Single women and those over 35 at greater risk of life-threatening condition during pregnancy, say Aberdeen researchers
New research has shown that single women over 35 are at a greater risk of a life-threatening placental abruption.
Mothers-to-be are choosing to travel from far and wide to give birth at a new maternity unit.
A new midwife facility welcomed six newborn babies in April.
A study by an Aberdeen University lecturer is set to influence the information women are given before giving birth across the whole of the NHS.
More than 30 babies were born in an Aberdeen hospital Midwives Unit last month.
A north-east couple are celebrating becoming great-grandparents to five new babies – in the space of only seven weeks.
A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first.
Eating placenta has become something of a health trend, thanks to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and more recently Coleen Rooney extolling its virtues.
Will I really poo during labour? All the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask about pregnancy and birth answered
From tales of agonised pushing to unbearable pain, the chances are every pregnant woman will hear at least one – often unwanted – birth horror story.
The 'breast is best' message encourages most new mums to breastfeed when their baby's born - but it's not powerful enough to persuade them all to carry on, it seems.
Woman who conceive soon after a miscarriage are more likely to have a successful pregnancy than those who wait, a review of research by a city university has found.
Two families whose babies died during childbirth at the same hospital are calling for a public inquiry into their deaths.