A genetic tests that helps identify the risk of autism in children as young as six months old has been developed. Currently the test only has a 70 per cent accuracy rate, but it has opened the way for more research and discussion on the topic. Emma Rennie investigates.
There has been a growing demand for breast milk sharing. Australians have taken matters into their own hands by sourcing milk via social networking sites like Facebook. Tawar Razaghi reports.
Planning a pregnancy, waiting for a beautiful baby to enter the world and being a mother are all situations that come with a million and one questions. Marissa Georgopoulos reviews websites for new mums.
You could say Australian women are faring well… compared to war-ravaged, food-poor, greenhouse gas-polluted nations. By Tawar Razaghi
In many ways it must have been much easier to have a baby 30 years ago. The technology involved in the pregnancy and birthing process may have been medieval when compared to today’s standards, but at least one aspect of having a child back then seems more attractive, and that is the lack of choices. By Nina Young.
The list of reasons to get enough Vitamin D is growing. New research from the US and Netherlands suggests a link between low Vitamin D and depressive symptoms in pregnancy. It’s easy to become deficient. Lucie Robson investigates.
Emma Rennie reviews a few picture books for young children that can keep the adults entertained as well!