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Women's control of their own wombs the first step to health

In development, there are lots of statistics. Every once in a while, a number jumps out at you because it expresses a complicated truth in simple terms. Here's one that jumped out at me: 20 per cent. That's how much more likely it is that a child will survive when the family's budget is controlled by the mother.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 6:16am

Teenaged children of mums who used crack in pregnancy show few ill effects

Research on teenagers adds fresh evidence that the 1980s "crack baby" scare was overblown, finding little proof of major long-term ill effects in those whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.

28 May 2013 - 3:34am

A heavenly massage for expecting mums

All the expanding and stretching that takes place during pregnancy takes its toll on the skin, feet and back. At seven months, my bump is beginning to weigh me down, and aches and pains are emerging.

28 May 2013 - 11:11am

Focus on pregnancy weight gain a bit heavy handed

It was a depressing morning. At an antenatal check-up I was told, not once, but twice, that I was fat.

14 May 2013 - 12:00pm 1 comment

Fish oil and pregnancy

An estimated 5 per cent of babies born in Hong Kong are underweight, according to Health Department statistics from 2011, and thus face a greater risk of disease, significant disabilities or even death.

6 May 2013 - 10:45am

The mother of all get-togethers

I gave birth to my first baby in Hong Kong at the age of 25, which - given the average here - made me practically a teen mother.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:53am

Ask the doctors

Medically speaking, if there is a pregnancy, then a woman should not have a period. However, there is a possibility that bleeding during the very early stages of pregnancy could be mistaken for a period.



29 Apr 2013 - 10:07am

Cutting the cord too soon 'bad' for babies

Childbirth experts are urging Britain's health service (NHS) to reverse the policy it has pursued since the 1960s of clamping and cutting a baby's umbilical cord as soon as it is born, citing mounting evidence that this may leave newborn babies deprived of vital blood from the placenta.

27 Apr 2013 - 2:12am

The man who gave birth to confusion

Thomas Beatie was seeking a divorce from his wife, Nancy, and a decision on the custody of their three children. But the problem was Thomas Beatie was born a woman - Tracy Lehuanani Lagondino - in Oahu, Hawaii. She underwent a few operations and testosterone hormone therapy to become a man.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:29am

Pregnancy belly gains popularity among online shoppers

There are myriad reasons to fake a pregnancy and an unusual product that helps people do just that is rising in popularity on shopping websites - a silica-gel "belly".

24 Mar 2013 - 6:41am