4 Steps to Help Prevent Birth Defects
Pregnant women can decrease the chances of birth defects by following four healthy strategies.
IVF Method May Be Safer Than Ever
Parents-to-be want their babies to be born as healthy and happy as possible. One pregnancy method is getting safer, which could enable more parents to make sure that happens.
This Vitamin May Prevent Birth Defects
An ingredient in your breakfast cereal may be preventing birth defects all across the US.
Big Cut to Childbirth Surgery Rate
Giving birth is hard enough, so why add a surgery to the mix? A surgery once common during childbirth may be going extinct for routine births.
This Vaccine May Shield Infants from Rare Disease
New parents want to keep their kids happy and healthy — and one vaccine might help them do just that.
Don't Make This Car Seat Mistake
Babies on board should see the world through the rear window. Many kids may be switched to forward-facing car seats too soon.
Early Caregiving Boosted Babies' Development
Mothers who quickly respond to that 3 a.m. feeding wail with love and attention may improve their children’s development — from infancy to adulthood.
US Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low
Birth announcements and baby shower invitations may not be as common as they once were in US mailboxes. The US hasn't been in a baby boom for a few years, and last year saw a particularly low birth rate.
RSV Not as Dangerous as Once Thought
Good news for parents: babies face much less of a threat from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, than was once thought.
More Infants Sleeping in Safer Environments
Parents always want the best for their kids. For some, that means making a soft and cozy crib for their infants. But before putting their baby to sleep in a pile of fluffy blankets, parents need to recognize the risks associated with certain types of bedding products.