NIH study links caffeine consumption to miscarriage

A new study by the National Institutes of Health links pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption to increased risk of miscarriage. The study also found taking a daily multivitamin before conception and in the […]

Study: Water births don’t pose harm to newborns

Researchers at Oregon State University say there’s no evidence that water births pose any increased harm to newborns. The researchers looked at data for more than 6,000 midwife-attended water births, which […]

Mothers-to-be, babies benefit from group prenatal care

A new study revealed that group prenatal care can substantially improve health outcomes for both mothers and their infants. The research was led by Yale School of Public Health and published […]

Laughing gas a new option for laboring moms

Laboring moms now have a new option for easing labor pains: nitrous oxide. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is now offering women in labor nitrous oxide – more commonly called ‘laughing gas’ […]

Quarter of moms-to-be may not follow vaccination schedule

A new study found that 75 percent of first-time expectant mothers plan to follow the recommended vaccination schedule for their children. That’s great. But what about the other 25 percent? Well, 10.5 […]

Cleveland Clinic to study uterus transplants

The Cleveland Clinic is launching a clinical trial to explore the possibility of uterine transplantation. You read that correctly. Researchers want to transplant uteruses from deceased donors into 10 women with uterine […]

Kaiser launches TV maternity app

Kaiser Permanente already has a mobile app. Now, the health care organization also has a TV app – but this one is for pregnant women. Kaiser recently announced a partnership with […]

Survey: 10 percent of pregnant women drink

A new survey by federal researchers reveals 10 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. admit to drinking alcohol and 3 percent – or a third of those who drink […]

Study: Docs don’t provide new moms with infant care advice

After delivering baby, many new mothers are sent home without receiving infant care advice from their physicians. A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that many new […]

Study: Prenatal smoking may affect girls’ reproductive health

A woman’s decision to smoke during pregnancy may have a lifelong impact on their daughter’s reproductive health, according to the findings from a new study. A study of nearly 1,500 Australian […]

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