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Diabetes Screening Urged for All Pregnant Women

During pregnancy, women who have never had diabetes can develop high blood sugar, which can affect mother and child. With cases of gestational diabetes rising, women are being urged to get tested.  Find out »

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Vaginal Birth or Repeat C-Section: What Should You Choose?
Back in 1990, when I first became a labor and delivery nurse, insurance companies required that most women who had had a previous Cesarean section  More »

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High Blood Pressure Can Seriously Affect Pregnancy
High blood pressure during pregnancy puts pressure on both the baby and the mom. At the moment, there has yet to be a consistent strategy for prenatal care in women with high blood pressure.  More »

Tennessee Is Making Parts Of Pregnancy Illegal
Pregnant mothers in Tennessee may soon face criminal charges if they pass on their drug addictions to their unborn children.  More »

Possible Deadly Consequence of Obesity before Pregnancy
Being overweight has a wide range of health implications. One new study looked at how a pregnant women's weight may affect the child they carry.  More »

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Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study. Waiting u...  More »

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs. The Br...  More »

Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found. Putting on too few or too many pounds durin...  More »

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