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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

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