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MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study

Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain

Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy Won't Raise Autism Risk in Child: Study

Review of nearly 200,000 U.S. children found no good evidence of an effect, researchers say

Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice

Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

New Fetal Views in 3-D

Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb

Pregnancy and Longevity

Becoming a mom later in life may increase your chances of living into your 90s, study finds.

Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?

Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

Online Calculator May Help Couples Predict Fertility Rx Success

But researchers say they plan to fine-tune the tool

Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby

Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study

Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births

Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice

Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years

March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study

Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

Health Tip: Sleeping When You're Pregnant

Suggestions to help fight insomnia

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed

Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?

Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments

In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain

Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC

Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?

Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly

Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy?

Swedish study suggests, but can't prove, that rising temperatures might raise risk

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby

Study highlights links to numerous complications, but experts say many can be prevented

Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development

Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects