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Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men? October 17, 2017

Death rate after transfusion was highest if donor had ever been pregnant, study suggests

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention October 13, 2017

New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancy

Black Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure October 13, 2017

But researchers don't know what's driving these racial differences yet

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor October 10, 2017

Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo

Fertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological Clock October 10, 2017

Doctors say age remains a better indicator of a woman's 'reproductive potential'

Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk October 05, 2017

But researchers can't prove a cause-and-effect connection

Same Pregnancy Meds Can Cost $200 -- or $11,000 October 03, 2017

'Uncontrollable drug prices' play a major role in U.S. health-care crisis, researcher says

Study Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New Moms September 29, 2017

It may be potentially dangerous, researchers say

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC September 28, 2017

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

Nearly Half of the World's Abortions Are Unsafe September 28, 2017

Worst conditions found in Africa, Asia and Latin America, WHO researchers say

Heart-Lung Fitness Challenged in Early Full-Term Babies September 27, 2017

Researchers found those born at 37-38 weeks had higher risk of poorer cardiorespiratory fitness later in life

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Boost Child's Obesity Risk September 27, 2017

Even high readings in the last trimester linked to greater odds, study found

More Teen Dads? September 22, 2017

Report finds number of teen moms stays stable while it goes up for males

Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma? September 21, 2017

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths September 18, 2017

Early Onset of Pregnancy Complication May Raise Heart Risks September 15, 2017

Doctors should monitor women with pre-eclampsia after childbirth, study suggests

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika September 14, 2017

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy? September 13, 2017

Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

Is an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy? September 12, 2017

Evidence isn't yet clear, but a new review says there's a slight chance of possible harm

Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism? September 08, 2017

Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Tied to Kids' Psychiatric Woes September 07, 2017

But study authors say findings need to be interpreted with caution

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth September 06, 2017

They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated

Mom-to-Be's Cellphone May Not Harm Fetal Brain September 05, 2017

Devices' electromagnetic fields aren't linked to problems with language or motor skills in study

Does Immune System Hold Clues to Preterm Births? September 01, 2017

Deviations from a preset pattern of changes might predict some early deliveries, scientists say

Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments? August 25, 2017

Study found link between exposure to a certain chemical and failed in-vitro fertilization attempts

Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System August 21, 2017

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots August 18, 2017

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression August 14, 2017

More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC August 10, 2017

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders August 08, 2017

Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study finds

Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs? August 03, 2017

Prescribing practices called into question by new study

Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes August 01, 2017

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy August 01, 2017

Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism July 20, 2017

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk July 20, 2017

These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows

Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone? July 19, 2017

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests July 14, 2017

Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika July 13, 2017

A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study July 12, 2017

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

Malaria Drug Protected Mouse Fetus From Zika: Study July 11, 2017

More research is needed on effects in primates and humans, researcher says

Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen? July 11, 2017

Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success July 10, 2017

Biggest effects seen for younger women with older men

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later July 10, 2017

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility July 07, 2017

South Korean study found a quieter room was tied to better odds for fatherhood

Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids? July 06, 2017

As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in kids by age 7, study found

Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths July 03, 2017

After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC June 30, 2017

Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

Can an Aspirin a Day Keep a Pregnancy Complication Away? June 28, 2017

Odds of preeclampsia dropped 62 percent for high-risk women who took a daily pill, study finds

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

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