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Older women 'make better mothers'

PREGNANCY

Women are often being encouraged to start a family as young as possible while their eggs are in tip-top shape, but a new UK study suggests mothers in their 40s have children with better physical and emotional health.

Smoking in pregnancy affects grandchildren's health

PREGNANCY NEWS

Adding to the plethora of reasons why pregnant women ought to quit smoking, a new study has found that smoking in pregnancy won't just put your unborn baby at risk, but it could also affect the growth of their children.

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Morning sickness means a healthier and smarter baby: studyThere's an upside to being struck down by nausea and vomiting in pregnancy — it could mean your baby is healthier and more intelligent.

Expert Advice

Babies on antibiotics could have higher risk of obesity: studyPrescribing long courses of antibiotics to babies and toddlers could make them more likely to be obese when they're older, according to US researchers.
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