Students Overrate their Fertility

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

A recent study from Auckland University reveals that most students are over-estimating their  fertility in later life. This news coupled with the fact that they are the group most likely to postpone parenthood is cause for concern. NZ students thought that a woman aged 46 had a 50% chance of ... Read More

PMS – A Monthly Treat!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Premenstrual syndrome, also called premenstrual tension is a collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to a woman's menstrual cycle. (Wikiepedia) Your body prepares the uterus for receiving an embryo, and then when it realises no fertilized egg is coming it sloughs off the extra blood and ... Read More

First Womb Transplant Baby Born

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

In an amazing breakthrough for infertile women the world over, a thirty six year old Swedish woman has given birth to a healthy baby boy after a womb transplant. Professor Mats Brannstrom from University of Gothenburg led the research with nine woman receiving transplanted wombs. Mother and baby are doing ... Read More

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Royal Morning Sickness!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Royal officials recently confirmed Prince William and Princess Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child. "Obviously we're thrilled," Prince William said at an official event in Oxford, England. "It's great news." This is the second time he royal couple have announced their pregnancy news earlier ... Read More

Pseudo-pregnant Panda Fools Experts

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Ai Hin, a six year old giant panda, living at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre in China, has been feigning pregnancy for over two months. As a pregnant giant panda there are special amenities provided - including air-conditioning, around-the-clock care and a serious supply of buns, fruit and ... Read More

Genetic Memory research adds to Darwin’s evolutionary theory

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Ground-breaking research from University of Adelaide shows that sperm and ova appear to carry genetic memories of events occurring well before conception. This study has been published internationally and changes the way we review work of French biologist Lamarck and Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory. “There is now biological evidence that ... Read More

IVF babies grow up the same…

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Australia has conducted the world’s largest study of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) conceived adults. Staff from the University of Melbourne and Monash University interviewed 656 mothers and 547 of their adult children. Results indicate the ART offspring “have grown into healthy young adults with a quality of life and educational ... Read More

It’s not just baby brain!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

English research scientists have identified increased activity in the right side of the brain in pregnant women. This area is related to emotions and helps explain the increased sensitivity during pregnancy. These changes in neuropsychological activity help ensure mothers are neurologically prepared to bond with their babies at birth. The ... Read More

How to Prepare for Parenthood

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Once you begin to even hint at starting a family people inundate you with all sorts of advice. Some of this advice may be useful – most of it will be utterly irrelevant. The only real way to learn parenting is to live it. However if there is just one ... Read More

Are babies contagious? We hope so!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

A new sociological study has found that women’s fertility planning is influenced by their high school friends. One friend giving birth starts the other friends thinking about starting their own families. 1700 women were involved in the study which confirms the strong influence our social network has on our lifestyle ... Read More