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Forgoing Medication, for Baby's Sake

Wisconsin woman with psoriatic arthritis hopes adjustments will mean a healthier child

Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says

Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies

Babies were, on average, 1/3 pound lighter, and pregnancies were about three to four days shorter, study finds

Health Tip: Traveling By Plane During Pregnancy?

For starters, book an aisle seat

Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study

Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

U.S. Women in Labor Longer Than They Were 50 Years Ago

Possible explanations include greater use of epidurals and mothers today are older, heavier, study says

Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

Few Young Women With Cancer Take Steps to Preserve Fertility

There are several options for women who may want to get pregnant after cancer treatment

1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later

Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study

But vigorous workouts don't seem to affect fertility in heavy women, researchers say

Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study

Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may need more nursing education

When Unneeded, Induced Labor May Increase Complications

Mother, child fare best with spontaneous labor at 38 to 39 weeks' gestation, study finds

Pregnancy May Protect Against MS, Study Says

Researchers found being pregnant just once might decrease risk by half

Fetal Cocaine Exposure May Not Affect Kids' Academics: Study

Drinking during pregnancy did show impact on learning ability

Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study

Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say

Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk

But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body Image While Pregnant

Suggestions to help you prepare for the changes

Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study

Babies exposed to ecstasy in utero had poorer motor skills, coordination at 4 months

Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging

Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies

Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs

Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower

Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control

Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy

Second company develops noninvasive screen for condition

Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

A look at potential benefits

Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds

Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended, but check with your doctor first

Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies

Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be

Walking pooch encourages recommended level of daily exercise, study finds

Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs

Study found diabetes, hypertension, other risks comparable in women 42 and under, 50 and up

Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida

CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness

Weekend Delivery Doesn't Hurt Babies With Birth Defects: Study

Moms should give birth when their body is ready, researchers say

Lead, Cadmium Levels in Blood Linked to Reduced Fertility

Avoiding exposure to cigarettes, lead-based paints may improve odds of conceiving, study suggests

Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids

Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Pregnant

Enlist medical professionals to help care for you and your baby

Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says

Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds

Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

C-Sections Might Put Preemies at Risk for Breathing Problems

Study found respiratory distress syndrome more likely in small, premature infants born by cesarean

Risk of Preterm Birth Rises for Hispanic Women the Longer They're in U.S.

Rate among U.S.-born Hispanic women nearly triple that of women here less than a decade, study says

Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring

Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packets of Birth Control Pills

Errors in packaging could cause accidental pregnancies, company warns

Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes can raise risk of obstetric complications, researchers add

When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

Study Looks at Possible HIV Drugs-Birth Defect Link

More research needed into unconfirmed association between antiretrovirals and cleft lip/palate

Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates

Centuries-old therapy can help men and women alike with fertility issues, experts say

Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth

Suggestions to ease pain without medication

Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study

Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear