New blood test for Down"s that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies

New blood test for Down's that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 4 September 2012 Ultrasound: Currently women are offered a screening towards the end of their first trimester Doctors have developed a blood test for pregnant women that can detect 99 per cent of Down’s syndrome babies without risking a miscarriage.

Children"s charity worker blames hospitals "human error" for death of her unborn baby after sent home despite bleeding

Charity worker blames hospital's 'human error' for death of her unborn baby after she is sent home despite bleeding The couple lost their son Edward in the 37th week of pregnancy | UPDATED: 14:36 GMT, 13 June 2012 Mrs Seamons lost her baby in the 37th week of pregnancy.

Mothers warned drinking during seventh to 12th week of pregnancy puts unborn babies at highest risk of foetal alcohol syndrome

Mothers warned drinking during seventh to 12th week of pregnancy puts unborn babies at highest risk of foetal alcohol syndrome Pregnant women who drink alcohol were found to have an increased risk of having children with FASD – a series of preventable birth defects Drinking regularly during pregnancy is known to increase the odds of having children with foetal alcohol syndrome. However, scientists have now found that the risk to a woman's baby is highest if they consume alcohol in the seventh to 12th week. A team led by Haruna Sawada Feldman from the University of California, San Diego, studied nearly 1,000 women during their pregnancies over three decades

Strict diet for two days "better than calorie counting all week"

Strict diet for two days “better than calorie counting all week” Women who stuck to fruit, vegetables and lean meat lost nearly twice as much weight than those constantly dieting Following a strict diet for just two days of the week is a far more effective way to lose weight than trying to calorie count all the time, researchers claim. They found that women who stuck to fruit, vegetables and lean meat for two days a week while being allowed to eat as much as they liked on the other days lost nearly twice as much weight than those who were dieting constantly.