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Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women March 27, 2015

Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children March 27, 2015

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking March 25, 2015

In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild March 23, 2015

Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women March 19, 2015

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes March 19, 2015

Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds March 13, 2015

Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns March 12, 2015

Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds March 11, 2015

This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk March 09, 2015

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb March 09, 2015

Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes March 06, 2015

Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla. March 06, 2015

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S. March 03, 2015

Researchers also report drop in number of multiple embryo transfers, twin and triplet birth rates

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others February 25, 2015

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth February 23, 2015

Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex

Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development February 19, 2015

Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study February 16, 2015

Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics February 11, 2015

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers February 10, 2015

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds February 05, 2015

C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report February 04, 2015

Study of 35 nations shows underuse of current contraception options

Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances February 02, 2015

Study finds results were similar for women who received organ whether as a child or an adult

Health Tip: Managing Swelling During Pregnancy February 02, 2015

Suggestions to help you stay more comfortable

Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk February 02, 2015

Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds January 30, 2015

Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? January 28, 2015

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking January 28, 2015

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth January 27, 2015

As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC January 22, 2015

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds January 21, 2015

But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms? January 21, 2015

No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC January 15, 2015

Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

Health Tip: What to Avoid During Pregnancy January 13, 2015

Things to stay away from

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study January 08, 2015

Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study January 08, 2015

But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds January 06, 2015

Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests December 17, 2014

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos December 16, 2014

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study December 10, 2014

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds December 09, 2014

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival December 03, 2014

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women December 03, 2014

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study November 26, 2014

Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults November 20, 2014

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

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