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There's No Shame In Being An Older First-Time Mom

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents

For many women, the pressure to have a family before reaching “advanced maternal age” is all too familiar. But with more and more women reporting ...

The Unbearable Itch of Motherhood: Surviving Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Seleni Institute | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

"Every three days, we will do an ultrasound to make sure there is still fetal movement," they said. "We cannot promise that in the intervening days the fetuses will not expire." (I believe at this point they changed their language from "babies" to "fetuses.")

Anna Almendrala

This Is The Deadliest Industrialized Country For Pregnant Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents

American maternal mortality rates rose over a 20-year period at a rate that places the U.S. in the company of war-torn countries like Afghanistan and ...

Catherine Pearson

Doctors Link Toxic Chemicals And Reproductive Health Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents

Toxic chemicals in the environment are detrimental to the reproductive health of both men and women, according to a new joint committee opinion writte...

7 Awesome Things Your Body Does During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Parents

In the course of growing an entire human being, women's bodies undergo a slew of unbelievable changes. Often, we (meaning pregnant ladies, and the peo...

2 Big Questions About Sex During Pregnancy Answered

Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents

Sex during pregnancy is often mysterious terrain for both moms- and dads-to-be. In a recent HuffPost Live segment, Caitlyn Becker got answers from exp...

Junk Food Addiction Starts In The Womb, Study Says

Melissa Cronin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Science

Women know they shouldn't smoke, drink alcohol, or do drugs while they're pregnant. But a new study on rats suggests that even females who eat junk fo...

How Pregnancy's High Blood Pressure Could Reveal Heart Disease Risk

Posted 02.12.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 02/11/2013 05:18 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Elevated blood pressure during pregn...

Air Pollution Linked With Stillbirth Risk

Posted 08.09.2012 | Green

By Joseph Brownstein, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor: Air pollution has been linked to a number of breathing problems, mainly in developing countrie...

Pregnancy as Harm?

Rory E. Kraft, Jr. | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Rory E. Kraft, Jr.

As a society we should think of pregnancies along the same lines as a serious injury -- such as breaking a leg. It's an unfortunate truth that pregnancy is an uncomfortable and potentially life-changing time period, and we often overlook its struggles.

Healthy Pregnancies Aren't Just Down To Mums

Dr. Dawn Harper | Posted 07.29.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Dawn Harper

This isn't the government telling people what to do, and it certainly isn't the government telling mums they're on their own in bringing up a baby. This is about supporting them through every step of the way and being the one-stop-shop for useful suggestions on how to give their baby the best start possible.

The Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies in Colorado

Sommai Pham | Posted 01.23.2012 | Denver
Sommai Pham

Every pregnancy should be a wanted pregnancy. Why? Because unintended pregnancies have long-lasting effects on the lives of the families affected.

Can Moms Give Their Babies A Peanut Allergy In Utero? Maybe

TIME Healthland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

How soon does sensitization to foods start? Could it begin as early as during pregnancy?...

Pregnant Women Urged To Get Flu Shots

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Flu season may not sound as scary for pregnant women this year as last – but they're still at high risk and need that shot, s...