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Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study May 25, 2016

More research needed to explore potential link

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy May 19, 2016

Here's what medical experts recommend

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth May 19, 2016

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark May 13, 2016

Study found only 4 of 53 online calculators accurately predicted best days for conception

Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies May 12, 2016

Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study May 11, 2016

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses May 11, 2016

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants May 09, 2016

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus May 09, 2016

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle May 09, 2016

The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds May 06, 2016

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study May 05, 2016

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

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

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S. April 28, 2016

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy April 28, 2016

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies April 28, 2016

Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report April 28, 2016

Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

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

Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds April 25, 2016

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada April 25, 2016

Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

Health Tip: How You Change During Early Pregnancy April 20, 2016

Here's what to expect

After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure April 19, 2016

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid April 14, 2016

Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss April 12, 2016

They're more likely than men to lose sight from cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, experts say

Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says April 11, 2016

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

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

Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds March 31, 2016

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk March 31, 2016

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects March 30, 2016

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus March 29, 2016

Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

Preterm Births Tied to Smog Cost U.S. Billions March 29, 2016

Researchers estimate toll of dirty air that triggers early birth can exceed $4 billion a year

Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says March 25, 2016

Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers March 24, 2016

Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

Women Who Survive Childhood Cancer Stand Good Chance of Having Kids: Study March 23, 2016

But same may not be as true for male survivors

Pre-Pregnancy Stress May Affect Baby's Size March 22, 2016

Higher levels of the hormone cortisol linked to low birth weight infants, study suggests

Health Tip: Getting Enough Calories During Pregnancy March 22, 2016

Here's a breakdown by trimester

Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size March 18, 2016

They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

Repeat C-Section May Have No Long-Term Health Risk for Baby March 15, 2016

Scottish study finds no significant differences in learning disabilities, risk for various conditions

Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study March 15, 2016

Researchers link these mental health problems to lower rates of pregnancy and live births

Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's Size March 15, 2016

Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth March 11, 2016

Women older than 35 appear most at risk, study finds

If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study March 11, 2016

But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study March 09, 2016

Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to Complication March 09, 2016

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic aren't yet revealing what went wrong, but stress that procedure does have risks

First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children March 07, 2016

She will have to wait a year before she can try to become pregnant, Cleveland Clinic doctors say

Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring March 07, 2016

Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed

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