For a Super-Smart Baby, Leave It in Your Uterus Forever

As medical technology has gotten amazingly advanced, and we've gained more and more control over how and when babies are born, we tend to think that as long as you're not extremely premature, it doesn't really matter exactly how long a baby cooks in its mother's womb. Well, think again. Two new studies have found that… » 7/03/12 1:00pm 7/03/12 1:00pm

Woman Endured 75 Days of Lying Upside Down in Labor to Save Her Babies

Tales of epicly long labors usually involve a matter of many hours, or maybe even a few days. But one woman in Poland has laid all of those tales to waste: She was in labor for a whopping 75 days. Fortunately for her, it wasn't all active labor with full-force contractions, but it still sounds hellish. » 3/08/12 10:20am 3/08/12 10:20am

Even Full-Term Babies Benefit From More Time In Womb

Though a baby delivered at 37 weeks is still considered full-term, a new study finds that infants born in weeks 37 or 38 still have a higher death risk in the first year than those who stay in the womb until week 39. Says lead study author Dr. Uma M. Reddy, "Women need to know that all ‘term' pregnancies are not… » 5/30/11 5:45pm 5/30/11 5:45pm