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Pregnancy Weight Tied to Health Effects
Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy may affect the baby's birth weight, risk for preterm birth and the likelihood of cesarean section (C-section) delivery, a new study found.
DHA Supplements for Mom May Not Help Baby
Taking DHA supplements while you're pregnant isn't likely to help your child's IQ later on, according to a new study.
Not All Nursery Products Are Safe
Nursery products like baby carriers may be responsible for an increasing number of injuries to young children, a new study found.
Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy May Be Unnecessary
Treating mildly low thyroid function during pregnancy might not be worth the trouble, according to a new study.
Good News for Preterm Infants
Very preterm infants may be more likely to survive now than they were in previous years, according to a new study.
Pet Medications Can Put Kids at Risk
Many parents know the importance of keeping their medicines out of the reach of children to prevent accidental exposure. But where are you storing your pets' medications?
High-Tech Baby Monitors May Be a Bust
They may make use of the latest consumer technologies, but wearable smartphone baby monitors may not provide many benefits, a new study found.
Why Folic Acid Is Important for Women
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is doubling down on its recommendation that women who could become pregnant should take a folic acid supplement.
Tdap During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Despite some past concerns, a new study found that getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy was not tied to an increased risk for microcephaly or structural birth defects.
New Guidance for SIDS Prevention
There's some new guidance on how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).