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Either too much or too little weight gain in pregnancy could harm the baby

Either too much or too little weight gain in pregnancy could harm the baby

In a new study, researchers find that if a woman gains either too much or too little weight during pregnancy, there are bad effects...

Birthing options for full-term pregnancy

A study found that, for healthy pregnancies, inducing labor after full term (39 weeks) rather than waiting for natural labor doesn’t increase the risk...
Healthier body weight, healthier pregnancy

Healthier body weight, healthier pregnancy

A healthy body weight is important for our physical and mental health. For women who plan to get pregnant, a healthy weight is the first...
anesthesia for labor and delivery

5 things every woman should know about anesthesia for labor and delivery

A first-time mother-to-be gets a lot of advice from well-meaning friends and family members about everything from breastfeeding to which kind of diapers to...
Blood test could detect gestational diabetes risk in first trimester

Blood test could detect gestational diabetes risk in first trimester

In a new study, researchers from NIH find that a blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify...

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to baby’s high diabetes risk

A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, according to a...
Multiple pregnancies may make women’s cell age faster

Multiple pregnancies may make women’s cell age faster

A new Northwestern University study shows that multiple pregnancies might make women's cells age more quickly. The finding could help explain why women with many...
Inducing labor at 39 weeks could reduces of C-sections rate

Inducing labor at 39 weeks could reduce C-section rate

In a new study, researchers find that inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy helps reduce rates of cesarean...
Boxer underwear may benefit fertility in men, Harvard study finds

Boxer underwear may benefit fertility in men, Harvard study finds

In a new study from Harvard University, researchers find that men who most frequently wear boxers have much sperm production than men who did...
Overweight pregnant women can safely cut calories, restrict weight gain

Overweight pregnant women can safely cut calories, restrict weight gain

Healthier for mom and baby to control mom's weight gain during pregnancy Being obese or overweight during pregnancy can result in serious health problems for...