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Single Moms Report Poorer Health Later in Life May 15, 2015

Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight May 12, 2015

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings May 12, 2015

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies May 06, 2015

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

Health Tip: Moms, Make Time for Yourself May 06, 2015

A healthier you benefits the family

U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports May 05, 2015

Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered April 30, 2015

Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study April 28, 2015

Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two April 17, 2015

U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds April 06, 2015

Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness March 31, 2015

It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too March 18, 2015

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests March 18, 2015

But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes March 06, 2015

Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla. March 06, 2015

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics February 11, 2015

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says February 06, 2015

Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments January 21, 2015

Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity December 05, 2014

Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival December 03, 2014

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns November 03, 2014

Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids October 27, 2014

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study October 17, 2014

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed October 09, 2014

Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds September 23, 2014

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory September 10, 2014

Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts September 08, 2014

Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track September 04, 2014

New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests August 21, 2014

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies August 13, 2014

Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports August 13, 2014

Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study July 01, 2014

Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood June 27, 2014

Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least June 26, 2014

It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids June 24, 2014

Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids May 16, 2014

Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day May 09, 2014

FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC May 09, 2014

First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit April 30, 2014

Small study 'eavesdropped' on family interactions with preschoolers

Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests April 29, 2014

Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades

'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity April 29, 2014

Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

Single Motherhood Doesn't Seem to Hinder Happiness April 26, 2014

Raising a child more likely to brighten these women's lives, study says

When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow March 24, 2014

Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study March 17, 2014

Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot March 06, 2014

With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery March 05, 2014

Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests February 27, 2014

Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later February 18, 2014

Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

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