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Pregnancy Risks

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 ...

First Trimester Screen: More Questions Than Answers

Cara Paiuk | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

With the twins, I did much more testing for two reasons: I had lost several pregnancies, and I had crossed the formidable 4-0 age barrier.

How Many More Women Like Savita Halappanavar Should We Tolerate?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

I do not doubt in the least that Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops take their task with the utmost seriousness and compassion. But, ethics are informed by experience and, as such, their ethics will remain fatally flawed and their conclusions fatally unjust.

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...

Mom Suffers Heart Attacks, Stroke While Giving Birth

Posted 04.19.2012 | Parents

George Cormack, a 33-year-old British mother suffered four heart attacks and a stroke while giving birth to twins, EADT 24 reports. Now, after months ...

How Your Pregnancy Can Affect Kids' Behavior

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health ...

High Blood Pressure Ups Birth Defect Risk, Study Says

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 12.18.2011 | Parents

LONDON -- A new study suggests that high blood pressure during early pregnancy is what raises the risk of major birth defects – not the medicine...