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Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth

Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say

Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

Reasons include having to go more often

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Seven or more weekly portions of greasy fare may double odds, researchers say

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed

Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study

Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find

Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate

Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds

Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says