Common Treatment for Pregnant Women May Be Ineffective
A common treatment for pregnant women prone to blood clots is a daily injection of blood thinner into the stomach. It's intended to prevent pregnancy complications, but recent research suggests this treatment may not work.
Jaundice in Newborns Was Fairly Common
Hospital employees usually watch for jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, in newborns. Recent research suggests many newborns have this condition.
Lending a Hand to Moms of Preemies
The birth of a new baby, while joyful, can also bring a great deal of stress and anxiety — especially if the child arrived well before the due date.
ADHD Risk from Smoking in Pregnancy
It's pretty common knowledge that smoking isn't good for you, and smoking during pregnancy isn't good for either of you.
Sweet, Safe Sleeping for Babies
The safest way for infants to sleep is on their backs on a separate sleeping surface, clear of all blankets, pillows and other objects. Other ways of sleeping can increase the risk of tragedy.
Understanding C Section Risks
The ability to bring babies into the world by cesarean section has undoubtedly saved millions of lives. Yet C sections can still carry additional risks.
With Counseling, Obese Women Gained Less Weight in Pregnancy
Obese women who become pregnant face many challenges, but researchers have found that a little help can go a long way.
Pesticide Exposure While Pregnant Linked to Autism
To date, there is still no known single cause of autism. But recent research may have uncovered a new potential player in the development of the condition.
Keeping Track of Gestational Diabetes
A variety of pregnancy complications can increase the risks of childbirth and pregnancy for women. Gestational diabetes is one of these.
Obesity's Role in Newborn Fat Mass
Parents play a crucial part in keeping their children healthy. For mothers, that influence starts when their baby is in the womb.