Meth and opioid use during pregnancy rises, study
Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy has increased substantially over the last decade in the U.S., particularly in rural counties, a new study has found
Pediatricians Put It Bluntly: Motherhood And Marijuana Don’t Mix
More and more people consider smoking marijuana harmless, but mounting research suggests women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid it altogether.
Trusted Health Sites Spread Myths About a Deadly Pregnancy Complication
Some of the most trusted health sites have incomplete, outdated and sometimes misleading information about preeclampsia, a deadly pregnancy-related complication.
For Addicted Women, the Year After Childbirth Is the Deadliest
The opioid epidemic has addicted nearly 3 million Americans and killing more than 350,000. But pregnant women and new moms are particularly vulnerable.
Induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce likelihood of C-section, NIH study suggests
Healthy first-time mothers whose labor was induced in the 39th week of pregnancy were less likely to deliver by cesarean section, compared to those who waited for labor to begin naturally.
Genetically testing human embryos: what you need to know about the debate
Preimplantation genetic testing is widely used to increase the chance of having a healthy baby. Whether it should be performed at all, however, is hotly debated.
Zika may cause many more miscarriages than previously recognized
One in four nonhuman primates infected with the Zika virus early in pregnancy miscarried, even though the animals showed few signs of infection.