The boss of an Aberdeen social care charity has welcomed the introduction of a new £1m fund to support perinatal mental health.
Up to £1 million will be made available to charities providing mental health support for families during pregnancy and the early years.
Scientists in China have said there is a chance Covid-19 may be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy, despite no direct evidence pointing to this method of transmission.
Pregnant inmates could be granted temporary release from prison “within days” to protect them and their unborn children from coronavirus.
A north-east MSP has welcomed a report showing 100% of people eligible for IVF are being treated within a year of being referred.
The use of frequently prescribed antibiotics in early pregnancy has been linked by researchers to an increased risk of major birth defects.
A baby is believed to be the first in the world to be born after eggs were taken from his mother and matured in a lab before being frozen, scientists said.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to scientists.
Transferring frozen embryos a day earlier during IVF can dramatically boost success rates, research suggests.
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.