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300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report

Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

Single-Embryo IVF Cuts Risk to Baby: Study

Risk of 'perinatal mortality' was 53 percent higher for two-embryo transfer

Heavy Coffee Intake May Affect Fertility Treatments: Study

Women drinking 5 cups or more a day had poorer results with in vitro fertilization

Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy

Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully

5 Million 'Test Tube' Babies Born to Date

Globally, assisted reproductive techniques result in 350,000 babies a year, research shows

Kids Born Even a Little Early Have Lower School Scores: Study

Children born at 37, 38 weeks lagged behind third-grade peers

Health Tip: Is Your Pregnancy Higher Risk?

Factors that may dictate extra care

Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother

Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth

Problems with placenta to blame for small babies, while maternal diabetes, obesity can mean large babies

Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies

Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

Prenatal Exposure to Common Household Chemical Linked to Eczema

Butyl benzyl phthalate is used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather

Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says

Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

Could Fertility Drugs Make Kids Shorter?

Small study suggests a link, but researchers can't pinpoint the cause

HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

'Moderate' Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Young Children: Study

But experts caution that the results are no green light for moms-to-be to drink

Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy

Researchers say rate of live births even tops that of general population

Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System

Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Fall Worldwide: Report

But many countries in Africa, South Asia are not making progress

U.S. in Top 10 for Premature Births

With more than 500,000 babies born early, the U.S. has among the highest number of preemies

Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered

Scientists used only blood test from mom, saliva sample from dad to achieve feat

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading: WHO

Last line of drug defense, cephalosporins, appears to be weakening, U.N. agency says

Cigarette Tax Hikes Curb Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

$1 increase per pack boosts likelihood that moms-to-be will quit long-term

Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma

Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring

But experts say taking fever-relieving meds cuts the risk

Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu

Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

Discovery of Gene May Lead to New Male Contraceptive

Findings from mouse study could also result in new treatments for infertility

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

IUDs, Implants Best for Long-Term Birth Control: Study

Unplanned pregnancy rate 20 times higher for birth control pill, patch or ring

Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says

A woman's weight before, during pregnancy mattered more than glucose levels in predicting baby's size

Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring

Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful

Review found fewer excess pounds and complications with healthy diet vs. exercise

Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons

Study found strategy could cut infant deaths, but raise number of babies requiring intensive care

Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study

Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study

But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care

Birth Defect Rates Vary Depending on Fertility Treatment: Study

Researchers not sure if technology or biology is the cause

More College-Educated Women Having Children

The rise may represent a turnaround from previous decades, researchers say

Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids

But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

Health Tip: Be Alert for Signs of Preeclampsia

A potentially dangerous pregnancy complication

Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell

New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Study found lower iron in babies when women were exposed to violence early in pregnancy

'Watch-and-Wait' Approach Best When Water Breaks Before Labor: Study

But two experts questioned that conclusion, saying more research may be needed

Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications

Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor Before You Are Pregnant

Including suggestions to improve your health

U.S. Teen Births Hit Record Low

CDC researchers cite messages about sexual practices and use of contraceptives

Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study

Maternal obesity, overweight also linked to other developmental delays

Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism

Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows

Planning Pregnancy May Cut Birth Defects

Timing allows changes or adjustments in risky medications, experts say