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Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study

Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones

But statistics might not tell full story, experts say

For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed

Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

A Man's Meat Intake Might Influence His Fertility: Study

Couples undergoing IVF treatments fared worse if his consumption of processed meats was high

Boy, Girl Newborns Show Spinal Differences: Study

Researchers suspect changes in females' backs are meant to help in pregnancy

Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down

Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk

Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems

Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study

But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years

CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study

Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines

Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show

Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says

Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy

Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program

Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid

Here's who should take the supplement

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support