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Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC June 30, 2017

Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom June 21, 2017

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds June 19, 2017

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects June 15, 2017

But researchers say absolute risk is low

Can Sharing Your Bedroom With Baby Come With Risks? June 05, 2017

Despite latest guidelines, odds of poorer sleep and SIDS are higher, study finds

U.S. Teen Births Hit Historic Low: CDC May 30, 2017

Data from 2014 also shows that more older women are having children, study finds

Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns May 26, 2017

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly May 08, 2017

30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers May 04, 2017

Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills

Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby May 03, 2017

Researchers suggest doctors look for ways to help poorer women during pregnancy

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby April 28, 2017

Mothers' support system also seems to have protective effect, study suggests

Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby April 11, 2017

Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get mothers off to a good start

Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy April 03, 2017

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests March 23, 2017

Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'? March 13, 2017

Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On February 27, 2017

Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests February 20, 2017

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say February 20, 2017

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy February 17, 2017

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy? February 14, 2017

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals February 13, 2017

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development? January 03, 2017

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems December 22, 2016

The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study December 20, 2016

But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain December 19, 2016

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies December 12, 2016

Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood December 12, 2016

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed? December 06, 2016

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes December 05, 2016

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids November 16, 2016

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive October 18, 2016

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

More U.S. Women Hope for Motherhood, With 2 Kids Ideal October 13, 2016

Federal report finds half of those under 45 expect to have a child

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister October 13, 2016

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom October 12, 2016

Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk September 11, 2016

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC August 23, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says August 17, 2016

Blame falling estrogen levels, and use these expert tips to conceal post-partum shedding

What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study August 09, 2016

Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising August 08, 2016

Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study July 15, 2016

Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden June 16, 2016

Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study June 14, 2016

Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus June 07, 2016

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

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

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