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Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy January 16, 2017

Suggestions to protect yourself

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School January 16, 2017

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender? January 12, 2017

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report January 12, 2017

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy January 12, 2017

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects January 10, 2017

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug January 05, 2017

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy January 04, 2017

Changing hormones, anxiety and heartburn can lead to insomnia

Don't Ban Anonymous Sperm Donations: Study December 30, 2016

Researchers say it could shrink donor pool, lead to higher fees

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk December 29, 2016

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear December 23, 2016

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems December 22, 2016

The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids December 22, 2016

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain December 19, 2016

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds December 19, 2016

Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study December 15, 2016

Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3 December 14, 2016

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought December 14, 2016

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

Health Tip: Avoid Useless Calories During Pregnancy December 14, 2016

Sugar-laden foods are a no-no

Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain December 13, 2016

Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC December 09, 2016

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

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

Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births November 09, 2016

Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

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

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

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