July 22, 2014: Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

July 21, 2014: Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

July 21, 2014: Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

July 18, 2014: Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

July 07, 2014: Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

July 01, 2014: C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

June 27, 2014: Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

June 26, 2014: Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least
It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

June 24, 2014: Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids
Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

May 16, 2014: Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids
Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

May 09, 2014: Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

May 09, 2014: More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

April 30, 2014: Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit
Small study 'eavesdropped' on family interactions with preschoolers

April 29, 2014: Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests
Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades

April 29, 2014: 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

April 26, 2014: Single Motherhood Doesn't Seem to Hinder Happiness
Raising a child more likely to brighten these women's lives, study says

March 24, 2014: When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

March 17, 2014: TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study
Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

March 06, 2014: Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

March 05, 2014: Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

February 27, 2014: Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

February 18, 2014: Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

February 17, 2014: Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat
When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

February 03, 2014: Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

January 16, 2014: Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests
Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

January 14, 2014: Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

December 20, 2013: Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

December 18, 2013: Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

December 16, 2013: Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks
Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

December 13, 2013: Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

December 11, 2013: Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

December 04, 2013: Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

November 18, 2013: Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

November 15, 2013: Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study
But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

November 11, 2013: Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

October 28, 2013: Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

October 21, 2013: Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

October 08, 2013: A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies
Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

October 03, 2013: Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

September 27, 2013: Over-Involved Mothers Tied to Women's Poor Eating, Body Attitudes, Study Says
Surveys also suggested connection to weak social skills in daughters

September 24, 2013: Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

September 23, 2013: Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

September 20, 2013: 'Intensifed' Global Effort Needed to Further Cut Child Deaths: Report
While mortality rates are dropping among children under 5, researchers says more could be done

August 26, 2013: Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

August 22, 2013: Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age
Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

August 22, 2013: Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

August 12, 2013: Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

August 06, 2013: Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities
Lack of social support can contribute to condition, study authors say

August 06, 2013: Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds
Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says

August 05, 2013: Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers
But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene