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

But researchers say absolute risk is low

Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study June 14, 2017

But absolute risk is low, researcher says

Babies' Fascination With Faces May Start in the Womb June 08, 2017

Ultrasound study detects this preference in 34th week of pregnancy, researchers say

Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought June 08, 2017

Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study June 07, 2017

It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

Pregnancy Weight Gain: Too Much or Too Little Is Unhealthy June 06, 2017

Try to get to a healthy weight before conception, experts advise

Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids June 06, 2017

Teens whose mothers smoked may have issues with thinking skills, study shows

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section June 05, 2017

Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return June 05, 2017

Research involving more than 1,200 survivors shows childbearing has no effect on recurrence

Health Tip: Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy? June 02, 2017

What you can do

Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May 25, 2017

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault May 25, 2017

Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma

Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease May 22, 2017

Multiple specialists may be needed to care for these expectant moms, researcher says

Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications May 22, 2017

Longer hospital stays, more hysterectomies tied to the sleep disorder, study says

Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse May 19, 2017

Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF May 18, 2017

In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty May 17, 2017

But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

Health Tip: Getting an X-Ray During Pregnancy May 16, 2017

Here's what you can do

As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too May 15, 2017

Extreme cold seems to reduce the chances; heat raises the odds, study suggests

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

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

Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning May 03, 2017

They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk May 01, 2017

Study finds certain meds seem safer than others, but overall danger is low, researchers say

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC April 27, 2017

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk? April 27, 2017

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women April 21, 2017

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats April 21, 2017

Fish low in mercury are safest

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids April 18, 2017

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too April 18, 2017

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey April 17, 2017

Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus April 04, 2017

Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

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

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough April 03, 2017

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry March 29, 2017

Accidental exposure after conception isn't linked to risks for baby, researchers say

Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016 March 29, 2017

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications March 23, 2017

Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV March 20, 2017

Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet March 17, 2017

Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study March 15, 2017

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure March 08, 2017

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk? March 06, 2017

Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC March 02, 2017

Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids? March 02, 2017

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study March 01, 2017

No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study March 01, 2017

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

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

Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too February 16, 2017

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby February 16, 2017

Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

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