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A healthy pregnancy starts long before you actually become pregnant. If you’re thinking about having a baby, see your doctor about prenatal nutrition (which often includes taking folic acid supplements), quitting smoking, and other healthy lifestyle changes.

Pregnancy and Childbirth News

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials are shipping test kits for the Zika virus to health departments around the country. They are to be used by pregnant women returning from Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus may be to blame for severe birth defects. The U.S. Centers [...]

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The discovery doesn’t prove the Zika virus is the cause of thousands of [...]

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The discovery doesn’t prove the Zika virus is the cause of thousands of [...]

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen — best known under the brand name Tylenol — may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn’t designed to prove cause-and-effect, researchers found that prenatal exposure to the over-the-counter medicine was associated with [...]

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

    The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains—believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus—typically face a lifetime of health challenges.

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