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Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works July 27, 2016

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy July 27, 2016

Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth July 26, 2016

Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests July 25, 2016

Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study July 25, 2016

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas July 22, 2016

41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It July 19, 2016

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study July 12, 2016

Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported July 07, 2016

About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine July 06, 2016

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study July 05, 2016

Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work July 01, 2016

In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads June 30, 2016

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests June 28, 2016

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible' June 28, 2016

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later? June 27, 2016

Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women June 23, 2016

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy June 21, 2016

Check with your doctor first

CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika June 16, 2016

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk June 15, 2016

Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises June 10, 2016

Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost? June 07, 2016

Researchers find higher test scores during school years, but also risk of physical disabilities

Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus June 07, 2016

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

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

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

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

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy April 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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