Health News

Inducing Labor Didn't Raise C-Section Risk
Twenty percent of all births are the result of labor induction. This method is often thought to increase the risk of cesarean section, but this association might be an old wives' tale.
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.
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.
Patches Didn't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking
Smoking during pregnancy can result in serious health consequences for both the baby and mother. A recent study investigated if nicotine patches could help.
Secondhand Smoke May Present Pregnancy Problems
Smoking tobacco during pregnancy has been linked to a host of prenatal and birth issues. Women don't even have to be a smoker to be at risk; secondhand smoke may pose a threat as well.
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.
CDC Releases Report on Births in 2012
The CDC recently released the final numbers on births in the US in 2012.
Tips For Women With Epilepsy Who May Get Pregnant
Two recent studies offered new insight for women who take medications for epilepsy on how to reduce their baby's risk for birth defects and whether breastfeeding is recommended.
Take Care of Your Heart for Your Baby
Modern medicine has come a long way in reducing the number of women who die while pregnant or because of pregnancy. But women need to do their part too.
Preeclampsia May Be Linked to Kidney Failure
Pregnancy can be an exciting time for many women, but it also comes with some risks, including high blood pressure. And according to a recent study, high blood pressure during pregnancy may affect kidney health later in life.