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Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice May 16, 2016

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

5 Tips for New Moms May 08, 2016

Talk to a doctor before giving babies any vitamins or medications, FDA says

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2 May 03, 2016

Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers April 29, 2016

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size April 27, 2016

Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men April 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S. April 25, 2016

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study April 11, 2016

Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk? April 07, 2016

Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood March 11, 2016

Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression March 07, 2016

About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly February 23, 2016

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds February 16, 2016

But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids? February 01, 2016

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study January 29, 2016

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC January 14, 2016

Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says January 13, 2016

Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC December 23, 2015

Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds November 25, 2015

Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests November 25, 2015

Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women November 23, 2015

Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule November 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests November 20, 2015

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem November 16, 2015

Exclusive use of human milk lowers odds of potentially blinding condition by 75 percent, study suggests

Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC November 12, 2015

Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids November 11, 2015

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family October 19, 2015

Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy October 12, 2015

Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers September 18, 2015

These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies August 25, 2015

Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents

Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow August 07, 2015

Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study July 27, 2015

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too July 17, 2015

Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

Cost of Hospital Birth Varies by Nearly $10,000 Across U.S. July 10, 2015

Hospitals with higher rates of c-sections or serious complications are most expensive, study finds

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age July 08, 2015

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations June 29, 2015

Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years June 17, 2015

CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk June 09, 2015

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show June 04, 2015

Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study June 01, 2015

It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula May 26, 2015

But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

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

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