The Science Of Safer Pregnancy: How Mini 'Placentas On A Chip' May Help Us Understand Pre-eclampsia

Dr Colin Murdoch | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Colin Murdoch

The placenta is the gatekeeper for a foetus, allowing a mother's nutrients to pass in one direction while waste passes back into the mother's bloodstream. It produces hormones to encourage foetal growth and offers protection against most bacteria, although not against viruses.

Parents Can Now 'Meet' Their Unborn Babies In Virtual Reality

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Tech

Groundbreaking technology is being used to create 3D models of unborn babies, that parents can interact with using virtual reality headsets. The rese...

Fans Claim They Can See Unborn Baby's Outline On This Model's Bump

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A model's photo of her baby bump has gone viral, as people claim they can see the outline of her "unborn baby". Former Brazilian Big Brother star a...

Life Support For Brain Dead Pregnant Woman May Be Switched Off

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK

Doctors in Ireland have been granted permission to switch off a life support machine keeping a clinically-dead woman alive because she is pregnant. ...

Aborted & Miscarried Foetuses 'Incinerated To Provide Electricity To Oregon Homes'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

Foetuses aborted and miscarried in British Columbia are among medical waste reportedly incinerated in a plant powering Oregon homes with electricity. ...

'Stone Baby': 40-Year-Old Foetus Found In Body Of Elderly Woman

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 40-year-old foetus has been found inside the body of an elderly woman experiencing abdominal pains. The 82-year-old was admitted to hospital in ...

Baby Shower? How About a Placenta Party?

Sophia Moseley | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Moseley

Are you amongst the small number of parents who are thinking about what is still an unusual and some might say repugnant practice of helping reduce the risk of post-natal depression and increase your 'happy' hormones? ... There is a growing trend for placentophagy - the act of mammals eating the placenta.

Republican Congressman Opposes Abortion 'Because I Have Seen Male Foetuses Masturbate'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

A Republican congressman from Texas has voiced his opposition to abortion as early as 15 weeks after conception – because he says he has seen male f...

How The Face Forms In The Womb (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

Looking like the gently pulsing contents of a lava lamp or the various angles of an ancient gargoyle, this video actually shows the development of a c...

Foetal Screening: Good or Evil?

M.R. Hall | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
M.R. Hall

Babies have become a commodity and people are paying for 'better ones'. The ability to pre-determine the sex of a child through IVF techniques and to learn the sex of a foetus early in pregnancy using ultra-sound or DNA analysis, has in parts of Asia led to a massive demand for male babies.

Anti-Abortion Billboards Spark Anger In Dublin

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

A pro-life campaign rolled out in Dublin promoting the idea that abortion "tears lives apart" has attracted strong criticism for increasing the shame ...

Woman’s Horror As Wrong Twin Aborted at 32 Weeks

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

An investigation is under way in Australia after doctors accidentally aborted a healthy 32-week foetus in a botched procedure. The woman, who was p...