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News tag: birth weight


Images show fetuses react to mother’s smoking

25 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Smoking while pregnant has been damaging to fetus, but new images show the effects of smoking on the fetus’ face, according to new research. Scientists captured high definition images of fetuses in the womb to observe the differences in prenatal development behavior in smokers vs. non-smokers. The small pilot study…


Stress level in pregnant women may affect baby’s weight

26 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Experiencing stress during pregnancy has negative effects on fetal development, a new study says. In the study, pregnant mice received the natural glucocorticoid corticosterone at various times during pregnancy, and three groups were formed based on the start time, either from day 11 to 16 (20 females), from day 14…