Claims that advances in IVF are responsible for the falling number of adoptions are “a misunderstanding of the very essence” of the issue, a charity boss has said.
A drop in the rate of children being adopted is partly caused by improvements in IVF, the head of the public body representing children in care said.
New mothers who become pregnant less than a year after giving birth could be putting themselves and their unborn child at increased risk, a study has suggested.
Smoking or being overweight during pregnancy causes ‘worrying changes’ to unborn babies, according to research from an Aberdeen university.
A health service has launched a new eight-week programme to support women during pregnancy.
The Duchess of Sussex chose a stunning ivory dress by Australian designer Karen Gee for her first engagement on the royal couple’s 16-day tour – as all eyes were on any hint of a baby bump.
Flour in the UK is to be fortified with folic acid in a move to help reduce birth defects, reports suggest.
Thousands of Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests are being recalled after a “small number of false positive results”.
A pregnant woman had to take a 60-mile taxi journey in order to give birth in Aberdeen.
Women who have a diet high in gluten during pregnancy could increase the risk of their children suffering from diabetes, a study suggests.
Rising obesity levels and the increasing age of pregnant women are placing extra strain on midwifery services as vacancies rise, according to a new report.
Nicola Beaton knows just how funny His Majesty’s panto can be... because last year she laughed so much she went into labour.
A heavily pregnant woman’s life was saved when a blood clot was removed from her brain within three hours of her suffering a stroke using a pioneering procedure.
A heavily pregnant New Zeland MP cycled to hospital to give birth, saying travelling on two wheels put her “in the best possible mood”.
Almost 6,000 baby boxes have been received by new parents in the north-east.
Every newborn baby in Scotland in entitled to receive a free baby box.
The family of a north-east toddler who was born with a rare brain condition after suffering a blood clot during pregnancy has praised the “brilliant” charity which supports them.
Teenage pregnancy rates could be declining because of the amount of time young people spend online, a new report suggests.
A north-east couple are celebrating becoming great-grandparents to five new babies – in the space of only seven weeks.
Christine Lampard has told how she will not be worrying about how she looks as she gains weight during her pregnancy and is only concerned about the baby’s wellbeing.
Alec Baldwin’s wife has given birth to the couple’s fourth child, announcing the news with an intimate delivery room picture on Instagram.
Pregnant women in Wales will be the first in the UK to be offered a safer and more accurate test for Down’s syndrome, according to the Welsh Government.
Women who take painkillers during pregnancy could be harming the fertility of their unborn child, new research has found.
The full list of every baby name chosen in Scotland in 2017 has been released. Use our special interactive table below to find where your child’s name features in the list. Simply select your child’s gender and then type their name in the search box below.
Fish oil and “friendly” bacteria supplements taken during and after pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood allergies, a major study has found.
NHS Grampian is asking for feedback on a scheme aimed at supporting mums breastfeeding away from home.
Scientists have discovered crucial new information about how a foetus develops which could explain why very premature babies suffer health problems.
A “statistical error” that resulted in an upper limit being set for daily folic acid intake may have contributed to hundreds of children being born with common birth defects, scientists say.
Women at risk of giving birth prematurely could be identified by looking at bugs living in their reproductive tract, a study suggests.
Pregnant women who take probiotics during pregnancy may lower their risk of pre-eclampsia and premature birth, a new study suggests.