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Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths

If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study

But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy

Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women

Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study

Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising

Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control

Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

Almost 3 in 10 Women Get Pregnant Naturally After Fertility Treatments

Most conceptions occurred within 2 years of stopping assisted reproduction therapies, study reports

Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

It could help you sleep better

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests

Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study

Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported

About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study

Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work

In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

Check with your doctor first

CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus