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Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening May Come with Risks
Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) tests may come with some risks.
Sleep and Gestational Diabetes: A Possible Link
How you breathe while sleeping during early pregnancy may affect your risk for gestational diabetes.
How to Prevent Birth Defects
Each January, the United States observes National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
The Answers to Your Breastfeeding Questions
Aug. 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week — the perfect time to learn a little more about breastfeeding.
Statins and Pregnancy: FDA Changes Message
For a long time, doctors have been advised not to prescribe statins to any pregnant patient. Soon, that advice might change.
Which Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time.
Medicines and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time.
NSAIDs During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time.
Folic Acid and Pregnancy
Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects called neural tube defects (NTDs). But how much folic acid are you supposed to get?
Understanding Birth Defects
While not all birth defects are preventable, you can take some steps to help reduce the risk to your baby, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).