Health News

Can Low-Carb Help Gestational Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is one common pregnancy complication women might face. How much can a woman's diet influence her treatment for this condition?
When Pregnant Women Live in Risky Places
Most people have the good fortune not to live in a town under regular rocket attacks. However, lessons can be learned from the experiences of pregnant women in such places.
Extra Risks of Extra Pregnancy Pounds
Gaining weight is a natural part of growing a baby in your womb. Being overweight or obese while you are pregnant, however, can carry additional risks for your pregnancy.
New Baby, Older Mom
Having a baby as you approach middle age can be an unexpected surprise or a long hoped-for blessing. But there are risks to having babies as women grow older.
Expecting Twins? It's Your Call
Women who are pregnant with twins may often choose to have a planned cesarean section instead of giving birth vaginally. But is one method safer than the other?
Handling the Anxiety of a New Baby
Awareness about postpartum depression has grown over the past several decades. Women are realizing they are not alone and can seek help. But fewer are aware of postpartum anxiety.
Nausea Medicine Okay for Expecting Moms
Some women take medication for severe morning sickness. But it is sometimes difficult to gather enough information to know if medicines are always safe enough for unborn babies.
"Laborist" Hospitals Produce Results
Many hospital labor and delivery units have staff on the floor on an as-needed basis. Others employ a new model of round-the-clock staffing. There may be good reason for the new model.
Moms in the Military Doing All Right
Deploying overseas in the military can be stressful for any soldier. So one could imagine it may be even rougher for women who deploy after having a baby.
Extra Caffeine May Mean Smaller Baby
When the sluggishness from being pregnant hits you, it's tempting to brew a cup of coffee. And then another. And another. But does too much caffeine during pregnancy may affect your baby?