Like Brother, Like Sister
Women who give birth early to their first child can expect their second child to be smaller than average at birth - even if the next child arrives on time.
Hispanic Women at Risk of Early Delivery
Pregnant women should watch for signs of early labor. And if you’re Hispanic, you should take extra care: A new study says that Hispanic-Americans are at greater risk of preterm delivery.
Breast is Best - But So is Planning
Even for mothers who planned to breastfeed longer, the ones who planned to get pregnant had an easier time with nursing than those whose babies were surprises.
Optional Early Baby Delivery Rates Drop
The rate of elective births before 39 weeks has dropped 3 percent since last year among U.S. hospitals, though rates vary dramatically, from under 5 percent to as high as 40 percent.
Mom’s Fever from Epidural Increases Risk
Are you a pregnant mom who’s planning to use an epidural to relieve the pain? A new study says that taking the painkiller can put your baby’s health at risk.
To Work or Not to Work, Mom?
New mothers trying to decide whether to work or stay home with their children may find they actually can get the best of both worlds when they work part-time, according to a ten-year study.
Low Vitamin D and Early Puberty
Having low levels of vitamin D has been associated with a host of health problems. Researchers now believe this deficiency could have a life-long impact on girls.
Yummies From Mommies Help Babies
Besides being among the most wonderful moments a new mother can experience, breastfeeding your infant is very important for your child's future health. Breastfeeding benefits babies' health in many ways.
Female Facebook Users Can Develop Eating Disorders
A new study from the University of Haifa finds girls who spend more time on Facebook, the social networking Web site, are more likely to develop eating disorders.