Hot temperatures could be linked to early birth, scientists say.
It is safer to induce women with low-risk pregnancies at 41 weeks rather than “wait and see”, a trial suggests.
Stress during pregnancy could affect brain development of premature babies, according to new research.
Unborn babies exposed to a common chemical found in plastics are at higher risk of developing problems with their lungs and breathing when they are older, according to new research.
Black carbon particles have been found on the baby’s side of the placenta in women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy, scientists say.
A drug used to treat liver disorder in pregnant women is ineffective and should not be used routinely, scientists have said.
Drinking more than two cups of coffee a day during pregnancy may impair the development of the baby’s liver, new research suggests.
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy has the potential to reduce weight gain and the risk of gestational diabetes, researchers say.
The longer a pregnancy continues after reaching full-term, the higher the risk of stillbirth, a study has found.
Women who suffer high blood pressure in pregnancy have a much higher risk of heart attack and stroke in the future, according to a study.
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.
Children’s brains can be boosted by their mother eating nuts during early pregnancy, a new study claims.
An Aberdeen politician has applauded new figures which show 305 families in the city have been helped by a Government grant scheme.
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.
Parents in the north-east have been awarded more than £250,000 to help with the costs of raising a child, official figures have revealed.
Exposure to air pollution is linked to babies’ growth during pregnancy, according to a new study.
A blood test for pre-eclampsia is being rolled out by NHS England after a study showed it can help diagnose the potentially-lethal pregnancy condition earlier.
Kelly Brook says she has made her peace with the fact she is unlikely to be a mother.
A health board has apologised to a pregnant woman for failing to give her steroids.
The way mums-to-be contact Aberdeen Maternity Hospital has changed.
Gemma Atkinson has joked that being pregnant is making her feel like a bloated cartoon supervillain.
More than 30 babies were born in an Aberdeen hospital Midwives Unit last month.
The parents of the first baby born at the north-east’s newest maternity unit were not aware it had even opened until the tot was on his way.
Gemma Atkinson has announced that she is expecting her first child with Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez.
Staff from NHS Banffshire are in the process of founding Breast Friends, which aims to encourage, support and advise new and expectant mothers.
Parents ‘probably got a speeding ticket’ racing to Aberdeen hospital for birth of son on New Year’s Day
Vanessa and Stuart Bremner, who already have a daughter, Lucy, three, said they “probably got a speeding ticket” rushing from Stonehaven to Aberdeen Maternity Hospital’s midwives unit.
A north-east MSP has called for assurances Aberdeen’s neonatal unit will not be downgraded.
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Pregnant women fear having to give birth on the side of a road while being transferred between two north-east hospitals – according to a new report.