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3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth August 31, 2016

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies August 30, 2016

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food August 29, 2016

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus August 29, 2016

But only one is already approved in the United States

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth? August 24, 2016

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows August 24, 2016

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth August 24, 2016

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy August 24, 2016

Here's what can help

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects August 23, 2016

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids August 15, 2016

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly August 11, 2016

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women August 10, 2016

Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study August 09, 2016

Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising August 08, 2016

Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant August 05, 2016

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control August 04, 2016

Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended August 02, 2016

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

Almost 3 in 10 Women Get Pregnant Naturally After Fertility Treatments July 29, 2016

Most conceptions occurred within 2 years of stopping assisted reproduction therapies, study reports

Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas July 28, 2016

Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow July 28, 2016

It could help you sleep better

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

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