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Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

Give your body time to recover first

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

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

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

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

Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory

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

Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study

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

Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage

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

Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts

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

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds

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

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

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

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

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

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

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

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

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

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

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

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

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

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

Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study

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

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain

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

Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.

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

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

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

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy

Helps foster a healthy size for baby

Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant

How smoking can harm a developing baby

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

This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study

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

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies

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

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

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

Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study

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

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

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood

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

Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins

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

Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women

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

Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy

Many fish make great sources

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need

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

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

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

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

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

Early, elective C-section rate down, too

Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences

Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish

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

Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery

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

Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study

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