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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids September 17, 2014

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies September 16, 2014

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications September 15, 2014

Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

Health Tip: Add Iron to Your Diet During Pregnancy September 12, 2014

Suggestions for what to eat

Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory September 10, 2014

Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study September 10, 2014

All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage September 09, 2014

Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts September 08, 2014

Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds September 04, 2014

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? August 27, 2014

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law August 25, 2014

Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna August 21, 2014

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report August 20, 2014

Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC August 20, 2014

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group August 19, 2014

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds August 19, 2014

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence August 12, 2014

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study August 11, 2014

Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study August 11, 2014

Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers' urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain August 05, 2014

Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S. August 04, 2014

But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects July 30, 2014

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant July 11, 2014

How smoking can harm a developing baby

Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds July 09, 2014

This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study July 08, 2014

Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size July 07, 2014

Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study July 01, 2014

Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study June 30, 2014

Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control June 30, 2014

Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood June 27, 2014

Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins June 25, 2014

Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women June 25, 2014

If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy June 24, 2014

Many fish make great sources

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need June 23, 2014

Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids June 23, 2014

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report June 20, 2014

Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC June 19, 2014

Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests June 18, 2014

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says June 18, 2014

Early, elective C-section rate down, too

Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences June 10, 2014

Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish June 10, 2014

Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery June 05, 2014

Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study June 04, 2014

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk June 04, 2014

Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

More Evidence Links Poor Diet to Preterm Birth June 02, 2014

Researchers focused on eating habits in the year before conception

Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm? May 30, 2014

Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear

Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb May 30, 2014

Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends May 29, 2014

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs? May 28, 2014

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

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