Bill Would Expand Maryland In Vitro Insurance To Cover Unwed WomenThe bill would also decrease the time any woman must try and fail to conceive by other methods before insurance must pay — reducing the requirement from two years to one.
Woman Dying From Pregnancy And Childbirth Is Still A Problem In The US, CDC Report ShowsThe number of women dying each year due to pregnancy or childbirth in the United States has remained steady and some women remain more at risk of death than others, according to a new government report.
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.