| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I'm pro-choice. The anti-choice position — particularly the dumb contention that "personhood" begins when sperm hits egg — is illogical and unappealing. It's not the most unappealing quality I can think of in a partner, though — that...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:54 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may have a tougher time controlling their asthma than other kids do, a new study suggests.
The findings, from a study of nearly 2,500 U.S. kids, add to evidence that prenatal...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may have an increased risk of asthma - even if they were not exposed to secondhand smoke after birth, a large study of European children suggests.
Many studies have found that...
| Jun 11, 2012
The latest advance in prenatal genetic testing purports to offer parents more detailed information than ever about the child they are expecting. But for some, the new answers could lead to another round of questions.
The technology allows doctors to...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
When Ramona Burton became pregnant with her second child this year, the 37-year-old knew that her age put her baby at an elevated risk for Down syndrome, even though screening with ultrasound and standard blood tests raised no warning flags.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New, non-invasive tests for chromosomal disorders should be reserved for pregnant women with a higher-than-average risk of having a baby with Down syndrome, doctors said this week.
The screening tests, which find small amounts...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Snooki and Jionni LaValle are getting married! Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jionni LaValle confirmed Wednesday: She's pregant and they're engaged....
| Dec 9, 2011
Some sad news for the Duggar family. Looks like the stars of TLC's hit show will not be changing the name to 20 Kids and counting, after Michelle, 45, has suffered a miscarriage.
Just last month, I dished about Michelle and her husband Jim Bob...
| Jan 21, 2012
A month after Anabella and Matteus Potter were born in 2009, their parents, Adriana and Robert, agreed to disagree on what to do with two other embryos created in the same petri dish as their twins.
Grateful for the in vitro fertilization that enabled...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Upon learning they are pregnant, most women dutifully nix the alcohol, sushi and caffeine.
But what about antidepressants?
Headlines about the potential risks of antidepressants on a developing fetus, including miscarriage, premature birth and newborn...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The largest-ever review of outcomes for pregnant women with cat scratch disease -- including just eight cases -- suggests the infection is not damaging to babies, but its authors say there are too few instances to glean any...