Pregnancy

Chicago Department of Public Health ad campaign.

‘Pregnant boys’ causing sparks in Chicago

Pictures of teenage boys sporting “pregnant” bellies are part of  Chicago’s new eye-catching teen pregnancy prevention campaign. It aims to “spark conversations among adolescents and adults on the issue of teen pregnancy and to make […]

06/10/2013

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Mom’s obesity surgery may help break cycle in kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children’s genes […]

05/27/2013

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Study questions if bed rest prevents prematurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies — bed rest — doesn’t seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk. Doctors have known […]

05/13/2013

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holding "Baby on Board" button she received at Baker Street Underground Station during 150th Anniversary ceremony, London, England. (AP Photo)

Pregnant Kate gets ‘Baby on Board’ badge

LONDON (AP) — Thoughtful workers on London’s subway system Wednesday gave the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge a “Baby on Board” badge — in case she ever needs to ask commuters to give up their seats for her.

03/20/2013

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Do more women need diabetes care when pregnant?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Developing diabetes during pregnancy isn’t good for mother or baby, and it’s a growing problem. Now there’s a push to change how women are tested for the disorder.

03/06/2013

Flu vaccine vial

Large study confirms flu vaccine safe in pregnancy

NEW YORK (AP) — A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths.

01/16/2013

Kate Middleton

Pregnant Kate discharged from London hospital

LONDON (AP) – The Duchess of Cambridge has left a London hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy.

12/06/2012

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Study could spur wider use of prenatal gene tests

(AP) – A new study sets the stage for wider use of gene testing in early pregnancy. Scanning the genes of a fetus reveals far more about potential health risks than current prenatal testing does.

12/05/2012

US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday. The reason for the decline wasn’t […]

11/21/2012

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has baby boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo is confirming that CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday night. Yahoo spokeswoman Anne Espiritu said Monday that “both Marissa and baby are healthy and the […]

10/01/2012

1st death linked to new swine flu

CINCINNATI (AP) – The death of a 61-year-old Ohio woman is the first in the nation associated with a new swine flu strain, the state Department of Health said Friday. The woman, whose identity was […]

08/31/2012

Taiwanese man charged in birthing scheme

HONOLULU (AP) – A Taiwanese man has been charged in a scheme to hide pregnant Chinese tourists so they can give birth in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A federal complaint filed […]

08/27/2012

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