Baby’s first breath triggers life-saving changes in the brain — ScienceDaily

There are few moments in life as precious, as critical and as celebrated as baby’s first breath. New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine sheds light on the lifelong changes in breathing systems that occur precisely with that first breath — and may offer important insights into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). […]

Predicting preterm births — ScienceDaily

Predicting preterm birth can be difficult, especially for women who have not given birth. It has long been known that the best predictor of preterm birth is someone who has had a prior preterm birth; however, this information is helpful only in second and subsequent pregnancies. For women in their first pregnancy, it is a […]