Maryland Wins $3.6M To Address Opioid Abuse During PregnancyMaryland's Health Department has received $3.6 million in federal funding to address opioid use among pregnant and new mothers.
Baby Girl Born By Candlelight In Laundry Room During Texas TornadoA baby girl made her entrance into this world one week after her due date amid the sound of blaring tornado sirens and the soft glow of candlelight.
Dads-To-Be Should Stop Drinking 6 Months Before Conception For Baby's Heart Health, Study SaysAlcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to congenital defects and developmental problems in newborns. Now a new study has found a link between a baby's congenital heart defects and their prospective parents' drinking before conception.
Air Pollution Particles May Reach Fetuses In Womb, Study FindsNew evidence has been found that air pollution can breach a mother's placenta and potentially reach fetuses in the womb, raising the possibility of future health problems.
Maryland Hospital Staffer Charged With Stealing From Pregnant WomenAuthorities in Maryland say an Annapolis hospital staffer stole $30,000 from pregnant women in a birthing center scheme.
3 In 5 Pregnancy-Related Deaths In US Are Preventable, Report SaysPregnancy-related deaths can happen up to a year after birth and are preventable in the majority of cases, according to a new report.
Can A 'Fertility Diet' Really Help You Conceive? In Some Cases, YesWhen it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there's a diet that claims it can boost a woman's chances of having a baby.
Flu Shot Will Not Cause Pregnant Woman To Miscarry, Study SaysNot only is it safe to get a vaccine during pregnancy, it's necessary, added lead investigator James Donahue, a senior epidemiologist at Marshfield. CDC guidelines stress the importance of a flu vaccination during pregnancy.
Taking Prenatal Vitamins Early In Pregnancy Associated With Lower Risk Of Autism, Study SaysTaking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of developing autism in children who are at high risk for the disorder, according to a new study.
Rise In Serious Birth Defect Might Be Tied To Opioid Use, Study SaysA potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and researchers are concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.
US Fertility Rate Is Below Level Needed To Replace Population, Study SaysThe total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 continued to dip below what's needed for the population to replace itself, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics.
Increased Breast Cancer Risk Might Last Decades After Childbirth, Study SaysCompared with women who have never had children, women who have given birth may have an increased breast cancer risk that continues for up to 23 years after their most recent birth, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.
Meth, Opioid Use Rising Among Pregnant Women In U.S.Researchers at the University of Michigan said the rate of opioid use during pregnancy quadrupled over the last ten years.
Prenatal Exposure To Phthalates Linked To Language Delays In Children, Study SaysPhthalates, chemicals commonly found in personal care products, food processing and packaging, and household items, could be linked to delayed language development in children, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.