Understanding C Section Risks
The ability to bring babies into the world by cesarean section has undoubtedly saved millions of lives. Yet C sections can still carry additional risks.
With Counseling, Obese Women Gained Less Weight in Pregnancy
Obese women who become pregnant face many challenges, but researchers have found that a little help can go a long way.
Pesticide Exposure While Pregnant Linked to Autism
To date, there is still no known single cause of autism. But recent research may have uncovered a new potential player in the development of the condition.
Keeping Track of Gestational Diabetes
A variety of pregnancy complications can increase the risks of childbirth and pregnancy for women. Gestational diabetes is one of these.
Obesity's Role in Newborn Fat Mass
Parents play a crucial part in keeping their children healthy. For mothers, that influence starts when their baby is in the womb.
When PTSD Meets Pregnancy
While PTSD is often associated with the battlefield, anyone can experience it after any traumatic situation. In fact, about one in 12 pregnant women have PTSD symptoms.
FDA and EPA Update Advice on Eating Fish
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today updated advice for pregnant women and young children about eating fish.
Vitamin C Eased the Wheeze of Pregnant Smokers' Babies
What's good for moms-to-be tends to be good for their unborn children. What's not good for mom, like smoking tobacco, also tends not to be good for babies. There may be an easy way to undo some of the damage.
Adequate Iodine Essential for Moms
Taking prenatal vitamins is important for all pregnant and breastfeeding women. But even these supplements may not give women enough iodine.
Heavy Moms Had More Babies with Breathing Issues
Pregnant women who are severely overweight may face a number of risks to their own health. But it's not only these heavy mothers who are put at risk; that extra weight also may be harmful to their baby.