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Get Help for Depression in Pregnancy
Depression can take all the fun out of being a new mother. Researchers are trying to find better ways to diagnose the problem early.
This Vitamin May Prevent Birth Defects
An ingredient in your breakfast cereal may be preventing birth defects all across the US.
FDA Review of Possible Risks of Pain Medicine Use During Pregnancy
FDA is aware of and understands the concerns arising from recent reports questioning the safety of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines when used during pregnancy.
Normal Weight Moms Had Healthier Babies
Being healthy doesn't just benefit you — it may benefit your child, too. Mothers-to-be who maintain a healthy weight may boost their child's health as well.
Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
Prenatal BPA Exposure Linked to Wheeze
Asthma rates of children in the US have risen steadily over the past 30 years, but specific causes for the increase have remained unclear.
Dad’s Smoking May Affect Future Children
Secondhand smoke can be harmful to children. But it may also harm children before they're even born.
Aspirin May Prevent Pregnancy Complication
Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication that can affect pregnant women and their babies. For women at high risk for the condition, low-dose aspirin may help stave it off.
Expectant Mothers Limited Weight Gain
Weight gain is natural during pregnancy, but, for obese women, pregnancy can easily increase their weight to less healthy levels. But weight management programs may help expectant mothers stay healthy.