Heartbroken woman aborts baby due to rare phobia of pregnancy

Heartbroken woman aborts baby after traumatic loss of first son leaves her terrified of pregnancy Charlotte Arnold, 24, lost her first son just weeks before he was due to be bornShe was desperate for a child, but terrified of going through the distress againShe terminated her second child at eight weeks – but after counselling she and her partner are now considering trying for another | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 27 November 2012 Charlotte Arnold took the decision to abort her unborn baby after losing her first son just weeks away from his due date.

Stillbirth: Does sleeping on your back increase the risk?

Pregnant women who sleep on their back may increase stillbirth risk Women who sleep on their backs six times more likely to have stillbirthMay reduce blood flow through a major vein that supplies blood to the womb But researchers stress no definitive link established | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 12 October 2012 The five-year study found that women who sleep on their backs are six times more likely to have a stillborn baby Pregnant women who sleep on their backs may increase the risk of miscarriage, Australian research has found.

Babies treated in the womb for obesity: Overweight mothers-to-be get diabetes pill to cut the risk of having a fat child

Babies treated in the womb for obesity: Overweight mothers-to-be get diabetes pill to cut the risk of having a fat childNHS trial has been started in attempt to halt obesity epidemicIf it is a success, treatment could be widespread in five yearsBut there is unease over problem that could be solved by exercise and diet | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 2 April 2012 Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being born obese.

Heart damage in unborn babies "much more common" if mother-to-be is an overweight smoker, study finds

Heart damage in unborn babies 'much more common' if mother-to-be is an overweight smoker, study findsWomen with both risk factors twice as likely to give birth to babies with congenital heart disease The risk of heart damage in unborn babies is doubled if the mother-to-be is an overweight smoker, scientists are warning.