Stress During Pregnancy May Harm Unborn Baby's Brain, Studies FindThe stress a woman feels during pregnancy can affect the developing brain of her unborn child as documented on fetal brain scans, according to a new study published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Open Network
Depression, Anxiety During And After Pregnancy May Harm Childhood Development, Study FindsA mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, study finds.
Caffeine Consumption Not Safe During Pregnancy, New Study Says. Some Experts DisagreeThere is no safe level of caffeine for a developing fetus, so women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy should abstain from coffee and other caffeine-containing products entirely, according to the author of a new review of literature. But experts not involved in the review question those conclusions.
High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy Linked With 'More Bothersome' Hot Flashes During Menopause, Study FindsHigh blood pressure or hypertension during pregnancy appears to be associated with having "more bothersome" menopausal symptoms -- such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances and psychological symptoms -- later in life, according to a new study.
Heart Disease Drives Spike In Pregnancy-Related Deaths, American Heart Association Says"Being pregnant can put a lot of stress on the body, especially the heart," said Dr. Laxmi Mehta, a cardiologist at The Ohio State University who led the team that wrote the statement.
Fertility Apps Can Be 'Misleading' For Women, Review FindsExperts say women shouldn't turn to fertility apps during the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid unintended pregnancies simply because people may be unable or too wary to visit their doctor face to face.
Coronavirus Latest: Newborns, Mothers May Be Separated After Birth Under New CDC GuidelinesNewborn babies could be separated from their mothers after birth to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, under new CDC guidelines. A doctor from Johns Hopkins said skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding could result in an exposure.
Local Doctor: Pregnant Woman Shouldn't Fear Delivering Baby At Hospital Amid COVID-19 PandemicNew mom Daniella Krieger had her baby at Sinai Hospital on Tuesday night, and for pregnant women who are worried about having their baby at a hospital right now, both Daniella and her doctor say, don't be.
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.