Pregnancy and Childbirth
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
Women who are overweight or obese when they get pregnant may be at increased risk for miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, researchers say.
Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found.
Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.
TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women may face increased risk for early-term delivery during heat waves, according to a large new study from Canada. Researchers analyzed data from 300,000 births in Montreal between 1981 and 2010, and also looked at summer temperatures that occurred during those years. The University of Montreal team found that [...]
Pregnant women at high risk for a serious condition that affects blood pressure should take low-dose aspirin every day after their first trimester, according to a new draft recommendation by an influential U.S. panel of experts.