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
Pregnancy rates continue to decline in the United States, a federal report released Thursday shows. The rate reached a 12-year low in 2009, when there were about 102 pregnancies for every 1,000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) — Over the past four decades, the rate of twin, triplet and other multiple births has soared, largely the result of fertility treatments, a new study finds. In 2011, more than one-third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher in the United States resulted [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Poor children get intellectual and behavioral benefits from home visits by nurses and other skilled caregivers, new research suggests. The study included more than 700 poor women and their children in Denver who enrolled in a non-profit program called the Nurse-Family Partnership. This national program tries to improve [...]
By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A safe and effective male birth control pill may be inching closer to reality, according to researchers. In laboratory experiments, mouse sperm was blocked from semen while still allowing for normal sexual activity. Without sperm in the ejaculated semen, there is no chance of fertilizing an [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A new study from Australia sheds more light on what environmental factors might raise the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “Compared with mothers whose children did not have ADHD, mothers of children with ADHD were more likely to be younger, single, smoked in pregnancy, had some [...]