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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

Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat February 17, 2014

When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects February 03, 2014

Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests January 16, 2014

Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters January 14, 2014

40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study December 20, 2013

Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism December 18, 2013

Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks December 16, 2013

Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression? December 13, 2013

Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy December 11, 2013

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds December 04, 2013

This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies November 18, 2013

Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study November 15, 2013

But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says November 11, 2013

Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests October 28, 2013

But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study October 21, 2013

Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies October 08, 2013

Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study October 03, 2013

Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

Over-Involved Mothers Tied to Women's Poor Eating, Body Attitudes, Study Says September 27, 2013

Surveys also suggested connection to weak social skills in daughters

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