Early Delivery Decisions Should be 'Mom-focused'
Not all women’s bodies act the same before early labor. One small study reports that race as well as the presence of specific bacteria are two factors that play a role in preterm delivery.
Non-Invasive Fetal Test Detects Down Syndrome
Many pregnant mothers are concerned about fetal tests to detect serious conditions in the baby. They fear that such tests could endanger the baby’s health.
Children Exposed to Chemotherapy Develop Normally
Pregnant women undergoing cancer therapy worry that the treatment will hurt their baby's health. But rest assured, chemotherapy does not put a growing baby at risk of health problems, reports a new study.
Hispanic Women at Risk of Early Delivery
Pregnant women should watch for signs of early labor. And if you’re Hispanic, you should take extra care: A new study says that Hispanic-Americans are at greater risk of preterm delivery.
Mom’s Fever from Epidural Increases Risk
Are you a pregnant mom who’s planning to use an epidural to relieve the pain? A new study says that taking the painkiller can put your baby’s health at risk.
For many Americans, a jolt of caffeine is a crucial part of a morning regimen. Some babies need caffeine too, as it can help preemies who suffer from a special breathing problem.
One Drink is One Too Many During Pregnancy
If you're thinking just one beer or just a single glass of wine during pregnancy can't hurt, think again. A new study reveals that every drop counts.
The Best Prenatal Care
It's common knowledge that good prenatal care is important for the health of both mother and child. But what, exactly, should a pregnant woman be doing?
Advances in Fertility
For men and women who yearn for children and try unsuccessfully to conceive, sometimes for years, fertility problems can be devastating. In recent decades many technologies have been developed, such as in vitro fertilization, that help people conceive a child much more successfully.
Pregnancy after Kidney Transplant
Women with kidney disease or kidney failure often face fertility problems. If she is lucky enough to get a kidney transplant, a woman may improve her reproductive health. But is it still safe for her to get pregnant?