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More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed December 08, 2016

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes December 05, 2016

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk? December 01, 2016

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice November 23, 2016

Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

New Fetal Views in 3-D November 21, 2016

Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb

Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer? November 17, 2016

Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

Online Calculator May Help Couples Predict Fertility Rx Success November 17, 2016

But researchers say they plan to fine-tune the tool

Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby November 14, 2016

Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study November 11, 2016

Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes November 11, 2016

Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome November 09, 2016

Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births November 09, 2016

Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms November 08, 2016

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice November 07, 2016

Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus November 01, 2016

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years November 01, 2016

March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study October 31, 2016

Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications October 28, 2016

Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

Health Tip: Sleeping When You're Pregnant October 28, 2016

Suggestions to help fight insomnia

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed October 27, 2016

Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk? October 26, 2016

Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study October 24, 2016

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects October 19, 2016

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks October 19, 2016

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments October 17, 2016

In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling October 14, 2016

What you can do

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says October 13, 2016

But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child October 12, 2016

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain October 03, 2016

Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC September 28, 2016

Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks? September 26, 2016

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing? September 26, 2016

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility? September 21, 2016

Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy September 16, 2016

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly September 16, 2016

Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy? September 14, 2016

Swedish study suggests, but can't prove, that rising temperatures might raise risk

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby September 13, 2016

Study highlights links to numerous complications, but experts say many can be prevented

Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development September 12, 2016

Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected September 12, 2016

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika September 09, 2016

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk September 08, 2016

But, study found overall odds remain quite low

Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths September 07, 2016

If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika September 07, 2016

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study September 06, 2016

But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones September 06, 2016

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood September 06, 2016

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika September 02, 2016

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida September 01, 2016

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy September 01, 2016

Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

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