Health News

Another Risk for Babies of Smoking Moms
Women have been told it's important not to smoke while they're pregnant. Some women may not realize how much smoking in pregnancy might affect their children later on.
Language Challenges for Children of Teens
Having a baby as a teenager can present various challenges to these new, young moms. Those challenges may influence the way their children develop as well.
No Help, No Harm from Extra Steroids in Pregnancy
Some pregnant women are at higher risk than others for having their baby too early. These women are often given a medication to reduce risks to their babies.
Growing a Baby in Dirty Air
The environment around a pregnant woman can influence a growing baby. High levels of pollution may be one thing that affects a developing baby.
If Goldilocks Had a Baby
By the time a mother's due date nears, she's often more than ready to meet her child and lose the big tummy. But an extra week or two at term may be a good thing.
The Early Baby Doesn't Always Get the Worm
For different reasons, preemies are known to face greater challenges than other children as they grow up. The closer to full term a child's birth is, the greater the likelihood is of good health.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Epilepsy
Pregnant women with a chronic condition must balance the benefits of medication with the possible risks to their child. This is true especially for women with epilepsy.
Looking for Infection Risks During Birth
Giving birth is an amazing experience, but it's not walk in the park. A mother having an infection around the time of giving birth can raise the stakes for both mother and baby as well.
What Do We Know of Herbs and Breastmilk?
In the US and throughout the world, many women use herbal supplements while they are breastfeeding. It is important to know about the safety and effectiveness of these herbs.
When Moms Can Give Babies a Shot
Vaccines protect people from diseases. Pregnant women who get vaccinated can pass on that protection to their developing babies. And it seems some of that protection may last even after birth.