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Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their PeersApril 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

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in PregnancyApril 28, 2016

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

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin PregnanciesApril 28, 2016

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

Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: ReportApril 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 SizeApril 27, 2016

Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive MenApril 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study FindsApril 25, 2016

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in CanadaApril 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 PregnancyApril 20, 2016

Here's what to expect

After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood PressureApril 19, 2016

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic AcidApril 14, 2016

Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision LossApril 12, 2016

They're more likely than men to lose sight from cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, experts say

Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital SaysApril 11, 2016

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?April 07, 2016

Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study FindsMarch 31, 2016

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth RiskMarch 31, 2016

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth DefectsMarch 30, 2016

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

Many Americans Misinformed About Zika VirusMarch 29, 2016

Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

Preterm Births Tied to Smog Cost U.S. BillionsMarch 29, 2016

Researchers estimate toll of dirty air that triggers early birth can exceed $4 billion a year

Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study SaysMarch 25, 2016

Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth CentersMarch 24, 2016

Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

Women Who Survive Childhood Cancer Stand Good Chance of Having Kids: StudyMarch 23, 2016

But same may not be as true for male survivors

Pre-Pregnancy Stress May Affect Baby's SizeMarch 22, 2016

Higher levels of the hormone cortisol linked to low birth weight infants, study suggests

Health Tip: Getting Enough Calories During PregnancyMarch 22, 2016

Here's a breakdown by trimester

Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family SizeMarch 18, 2016

They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

Repeat C-Section May Have No Long-Term Health Risk for BabyMarch 15, 2016

Scottish study finds no significant differences in learning disabilities, risk for various conditions

Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's SizeMarch 15, 2016

Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: StudyMarch 15, 2016

Researchers link these mental health problems to lower rates of pregnancy and live births

Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, ChildbirthMarch 11, 2016

Women older than 35 appear most at risk, study finds

If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: StudyMarch 11, 2016

But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in StudyMarch 09, 2016

Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to ComplicationMarch 09, 2016

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic aren't yet revealing what went wrong, but stress that procedure does have risks

First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have ChildrenMarch 07, 2016

She will have to wait a year before she can try to become pregnant, Cleveland Clinic doctors say

Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in OffspringMarch 07, 2016

Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed

Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin ConditionsMarch 04, 2016

But dermatologist recommends using only the mildest effective ones

Steep Decline in Unintended Pregnancies in U.S., Study FindsMarch 02, 2016

Falloff may be attributed to growing IUD use

Inducing Labor May Not Boost C-Section RiskMarch 02, 2016

Study also found that prompting delivery in 39th week did not affect health of baby or mother

Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study SaysMarch 02, 2016

Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic WomenMarch 01, 2016

Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDCFebruary 29, 2016

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDCFebruary 26, 2016

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

Urinary Incontinence Risk Rises Slightly After Vaginal Birth, Study FindsFebruary 26, 2016

But the risks that come with an elective C-section must be considered as well, experts say

Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus TransplantFebruary 26, 2016

'Life-enhancing' procedure offers womb-less women a chance at pregnancy

Health Tip: Prepping for PregnancyFebruary 26, 2016

Get to a healthy body weight

CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By SexFebruary 23, 2016

Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development SlightlyFebruary 23, 2016

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika VirusFebruary 23, 2016

Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

Heart Irregularities May Be Linked to Pregnancy ComplicationFebruary 22, 2016

Study might help identify which women could develop high blood pressure while expecting

Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDCFebruary 19, 2016

Advisory is for babies of any woman who's been in such a locale within 2 weeks of delivery, CDC says