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Perineal massage to prevent tearing during birth

No pregnant woman vaginal tears or other damage to the genital area. Doctors often "resolve" this issue by cutting an episiotomy. This surgical incision can best be described as an...

Ultrasound as a new male contraceptive?

Ultrasound used on the testicles could drastically reduce the number of sperm produced by a man, say researchers who are investigating its contraceptive potential. A study (on rats) published in...

Florida: Syphilis making a comeback!

Most people know about safe sex and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, but syphilis is a disease that is rarely mentioned. We hear about HIV, chlamydia, Hepatitis B and...

How to overcome toddler hair-washing dramas

Toddlers and drama go together, and most toddlers make a drama about washing their hair at some point. Is yours afraid of the water, shampoo in her hair, or worried...

Therapy after birth trauma

"Just be glad that you have a healthy baby," is something often said to women who have difficulty healing from a traumatic birth, and those suffering from postpartum depression. If...

Fetal macrosomia: a big baby

The largest newborn ever to have been recorded weighed over 23 pounds. That baby was born in America in 1897, but died a few hours after entering the world. Still...

Can breastfeeding cause tooth decay?

Have you heard of "baby bottle mouth"? Many people (including many dentists), say that breastfeeding causes tooth decay in babies, and especially breastfeeding throughout the night. Is that true? Can...

The role of amniotic fluid in pregnancy

Amniotic fluid represents some of the weight pregnant women carry around. At 28 weeks, when the amniotic fluid reaches its maximum, there is about 800 ml of it. You'll notice...

How to get your body ready for pregnancy

If you are getting ready to try for a baby, you want to be sure that you are in the best possible health, and also that you have done everything...

Can artificial testicles cure male infertility?

Imagine an artificial testicle built to produce sperm that will help infertile men have children. Sounds like science fiction, doesn't it? But this is exactly what researchers from California are...