pregnancy

Study: Illness Not More Severe In Pregnant Women

(CNN) - A new study indicates that most pregnant women with coronavirus do not experience more severe illness than other patients. They also don't appear to pass the virus onto their babies. The study was published on Monday in…

658 Women Die A Year Due To Pregnancy, Childbirth

(CNN) - The rate of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth remains steady, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2018, 658 women died while carrying a child or within 42 days of the end…

Study: Stressful Pregnancy Lessens Chance Of Having Boy

(CNN) - Could stress during pregnancy be linked to more girl babies? A study published Monday National Academy of Sciences found fewer boys were born to stressed out moms-to-be. The lead author says male fetuses are more vulnerable and…

Report: 3 In 5 U.S. Pregnancy-Related Deaths Preventable

(CNN) - A new Centers for Disease Control report shows 60% of the approximately 700 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. each year are preventable. Pregnancy-related deaths don't just occur during or immediately following birth; they can happen any time…

Prenatal Vitamins and Autism

In Your Health Minute, Taking prenatal vitamins early in pregnancy might lower the risk of autism in high-risk kids. A new study followed over 200 children who had sibling…

Taking the Whooping Cough Vaccine When Pregnant

Your Medical Minute, Pregnant women should get the t-dap vaccine early in their third trimester to best protect their babies from whooping cough. Researchers from Baylor College…

Former AT&T Employees File Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

(CNN) - Two former AT&T mobility sales employees are suing the telecom giant for pregnancy discrimination. The women say they were fired for missing work because of pregnancy-related medical care. The American civil liberties union filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit…

Study: 1 in 20 U.S. Kids Harmed by Alcohol in the Womb

(CNN) - More children have been affected by drinking during pregnancy than previously thought. According to a study published Tuesday in the journal of the American Medical Association; up to one in 20 American kids falls somewhere on the spectrum…

Do Home Visits Help Fight Childhood Obesity

  In Your Health Minute Home visit programs could help prevent childhood obesity. That's according to a new Yale University study of over 150 first time mothers. ' The…