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Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health

Those who are depressed sit around too much, increasing risks to themselves and their babies, research shows

Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study

More than half in 17 states gained excessive weight, which can harm both mother and baby, U.S. researchers report

U.S. Gets a 'C' Grade on Preterm Births

March of Dimes report card shows room for improvement in many cities, states

Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected

More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy

Might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says

Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects

Researchers looked for risk among women prescribed drugs that include azithromycin

Doctors Can Fine-Tune Estimates of Delivery Dates, Study Finds

Simple test of cervix length would help, researchers say

Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study

Review finds little danger for low-risk patients

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

Good Results From IVF Egg Donors Over Age 35

Pregnancy, live birth rates from older and younger women appear comparable

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects

But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia

Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After

Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say

American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain

Women who worked out in the months prior to conception saw a benefit, researchers say

Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy

Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study

Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital

These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations

Study suggests heat and lack of rain can potentially impact birth size

Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

And keep up healthy habits once your baby arrives

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus

As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends

Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study

Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study

Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study

But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study

And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment

Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease

Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

High PCBs levels in early pregnancy associated with greater risk, study shows

Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be

Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged

No major breakthroughs in care for tiniest babies since 1990s, researcher says

Survival Rates Improve for Extreme 'Preemie' Babies

Study also finds fewer complications in infants who survive, but more efforts are needed, experts say

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births

Ob-gyn isn't necessary for low-risk delivery, study suggests

Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble

Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia causes rise in woman's blood pressure; taking medical history still best way to gauge risk

Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say

New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?

Study only found an association, and researchers say nutrition, environment likely play a big role

Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?

But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women's Pregnancy Chances

Study finds changing timing of fertility treatment process might lead to more success