Were you fat when you got pregnant? Your child may be, too
Breast-feeding lowers Mom's risk of diabetes
Testicular cancer risk rises with infertility
An earlier test for Down syndrome
Assisted reproduction does not increase birth defects
Stronger measures against SIDS
A pumped-up anemia test
Fetal tissue holds promise for burn victims
Autism and regression
Sad dads: Postnatal depression in fathers can affect their babies
Home births: The safety debate
Diabetic moms: Treating gestational diabetes in pregnant women benefits their babies
Not making the cut: Episiotomies should not be done routinely during childbirth
Crib deaths may not be falling: Sudden infant death may be more common than previously thought
Baby blues: Could your delivery method put you at higher risk for postpartum depression?
Scary-sounding pathogens: Most kids get human herpesvirus 6 by age 2 (and live to tell the tale)
Gimme that epidural: Epidural looks OK for moms-to-be, even early in labor
Risky pregnancies: Women with Type II diabetes appear to have increased risk
Birth control: Overweight women on the pill should consider additional contraception
Low-birth-weight babies: Infections in infancy could cause developmental problems
Neonatal pulmonary hypertension: Scientists try out an experimental treatment on lambs
Fertility preservation: Cervical cancer patient has ovary moved to upper arm
Preeclampsia: New test to detect pregnancy danger
Pain-free shots: Anesthetic gel helps ease the pain for babies
Feed that baby: Does breast- or bottle-feeding affect how teeth are aligned?
Crying babies: Why do some parents abuse their infants?
Second pregnancy: The risks of having a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
C-section: Trends in low-risk cesarean births
Rheumatoid arthritis: Women's risk related to hormone history
Risk factor: Infertility and ovarian cancer linked
Breast-feeding preemies: What is the best way to get a premature baby to breast-feed?
Kangaroo mother care: Keeping low-birth-weight babies warm the natural way
Near-term infants: Risks for babies born before their due date
Birth asphyxia: Most babies who die of asphyxia had prenatal brain damage
Organic solvents: Low-level exposure during pregnancy carries risks
Older moms: Giving birth later reduces ovarian cancer risk somewhat
Smoking moms: Infant colic linked to smoke exposure
Sperm donors: Should your kid know his true origins?
House call: A visit by a nurse improves a newborn's health
Risky circumcision: Old Jewish practice causes herpes
Asthmatic moms: Does taking asthma meds during pregnancy pose a risk to the baby?
Epilepsy during pregnancy: Should moms use drugs to control seizures?
Drugs in pregnancy: Many prescriptions may not be safe for expectant moms
Sudden infant death syndrome: Faulty genes may be responsible for some SIDS deaths
Preemies: A premature birth can affect a child's development for years
Pregnancy problems: Restless-legs syndrome often occurs in pregnant women
Kegel exercises: Strong pelvic muscles may make labor easier
Schizophrenia: Influenza in pregnancy might increase the risk. Maybe.
Atkins dieters beware: High-protein diets could affect a woman's fertility and lead to birth defects
Testicular ultrasound: Males struggling with infertility may have undiagnosed tumors
Autistic children: Obstetric complications may be linked to autism
Cervical cerclage: Procedure may not help prevent premature births
Mom knows best: Breast-fed babies are less likely to get sick
Missing link: Could prenatal infections cause cerebral palsy?
IVF risks: Study looks at miscarriages in older women
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