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

July 16, 2014: Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy
Helps foster a healthy size for baby

July 11, 2014: Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant
How smoking can harm a developing baby

July 09, 2014: Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds
This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

July 08, 2014: Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study
Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

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 07, 2014: Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size
Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

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 30, 2014: Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study
Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

June 30, 2014: Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control
Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

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 25, 2014: Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins
Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

June 25, 2014: Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women
If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

June 24, 2014: Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy
Many fish make great sources

June 23, 2014: Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

June 23, 2014: Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids
But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

June 20, 2014: Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report
Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

June 19, 2014: 1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

June 18, 2014: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

June 18, 2014: Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
Early, elective C-section rate down, too

June 10, 2014: Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences
Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

June 10, 2014: Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish
Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

June 05, 2014: Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery
Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

June 04, 2014: Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

June 04, 2014: Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk
Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

June 02, 2014: More Evidence Links Poor Diet to Preterm Birth
Researchers focused on eating habits in the year before conception

May 30, 2014: Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm?
Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear

May 30, 2014: Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb
Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

May 29, 2014: Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

May 28, 2014: Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

May 27, 2014: Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn
Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

May 22, 2014: Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy
Moms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

May 21, 2014: Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria
This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

May 20, 2014: High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

May 20, 2014: Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'
These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

May 19, 2014: Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

May 12, 2014: Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy
Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

May 09, 2014: Stillbirths Higher After Hurricanes Katrina And Rita: Study
Stillbirth rates doubled in areas where 50 percent of housing was damaged

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

May 08, 2014: Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds
Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

May 07, 2014: Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

May 06, 2014: Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

May 06, 2014: Older Infertile Couples Should Try In Vitro Fertilization First: Study
Other fertility treatments less likely to result in pregnancy, birth for women over 38, researchers say

May 06, 2014: Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study
Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

May 05, 2014: Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects
Preliminary finding gives moms-to-be another reason not to light up

May 05, 2014: Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds
Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

May 05, 2014: Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

April 30, 2014: Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be
Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

April 28, 2014: Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean