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Doctors Assessing Baby's Birth Weight Should Consider Mother's Ethnicity

Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents

By: Tia Ghose Published: 11/10/2014 02:20 PM EST on LiveScience The charts that doctors use when assessing a baby's birth weight should take in...

The Weight of Motherhood

Kristin Shaw | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Seven is the number of pounds I lost in my first trimester with my son. Nine pounds was the estimate for my son's birth weight; the doctors thought he would be too big for my body. Forty-four pounds is what my 5-year-old son weighs today.

Surprising Factor Could Lead To Fertility Issues

Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 03/10/2014 06:43 PM EDT on LiveScience Girls born with a low birth weight may be at increased r...

Strawberry Pesticide Linked To Low Birth Weight, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

Salinas Valley, Calif., women living within three miles of pesticide-treated fields gave birth to smaller than average babies, according to a recent s...

The Tax Break That May Benefit Your Unborn Child

Posted 02.26.2013 | Black Voices

Although a recent report showed that one in five taxpayers eligible for the the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) will fail to claim it, researchers fro...

A Proven Model for Reversing Health Inequalities in Our Nation's Capital

Maria Gomez | Posted 12.17.2012 | DC
Maria Gomez

With 24 years of success as our foundation, we enter our 25th year excited about new opportunities to improve the well-being of this region. Despite the progress we have made, severe health inequalities still threaten our nation.

Health Of Detroit Infants, Mothers Improving

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.30.2012 | Detroit

A report released Monday by the Michigan League For Human Services has some good news for Detroit's expectant parents and new babies, but finds there'...

Study: Moms Who Exercise Give Birth To Lighter Babies

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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Birth Weights Decline In U.S.

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Birth weights in the United States are on the decline, a study has found. The report, released Thursday, found a small but significant decrease in ave...