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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

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. “We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new study also hints — but doesn’t prove — that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnancy, such as patches and gum, could pose [...]

  • Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers who exercise in late pregnancy may enter the world with a little less body fat, a new study finds. Researchers said that could be a good thing, since extra fat at birth could continue into childhood and beyond. But the long-term health [...]

  • Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Newborns, Study Finds

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers who exercise in late pregnancy may enter the world with a little less body fat, a new study finds. Researchers said that could be a good thing, since extra fat at birth could continue into childhood and beyond. But the long-term health [...]

  • Having a C-Section? Ask About THIS Incision Closure

    Women who deliver their baby by cesarean section are less likely to suffer complications if sutures — rather than staples — are used to close the incision, a new study says.

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