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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

  • Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children. Now, a study involving more than 13,000 children finds no rise in the risk of autism in children whose mothers [...]

  • Hormone Might Help Preemies’ Brains

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests. Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), which stimulates red blood cell production, appears to prevent brain damage when used shortly after preterm birth, said lead researcher Dr. [...]

  • Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on [...]

  • Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on [...]

  • Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

    In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.

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