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  1. Chemicals in Plastics Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. Children had nearly an 80 percent in

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  2. Study Questions Antidepressants-Miscarriage Link

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some studies have found that women who use common antidepressants early in pregnancy face a raised risk of miscarriage, but new research suggests the link might be better explained by the depression, rather than the drugs th

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  3. Breast Milk May Protect Against Newborn Disease

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in breast milk that is not found in infant formula may protect newborns from a potentially deadly gastrointestinal disease, a new study suggests. Breast milk contains the protein neuregulin-4 (NRG4), whi

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  4. Duchess Kate & Prince William Expecting 2nd Baby

    Sept. 8, 2014 -- The duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child, and is again having severe morning sickness. The official announcement came from the royal London residence Clarence House, which also tweeted the news: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very ple

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  5. Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of This?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk for the pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin daily after 12 weeks of pregnancy, a panel of U.S. health experts recommends. The recommendation came after the U.S. Pr

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  6. Pregnancy Brain: Myth or Reality?

    You may have heard about little bouts of forgetfulness during pregnancy. It's sometimes called momnesia or sometimes "pregnancy brain." At least one Australian study has cast doubt on whether there is such a thing as pregnancy brain. But what if it's real? What can you do about it while you're pregn

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  7. The Top 7 Pregnancy Myths

    When you're pregnant, you're likely to hear a lot of old wives' tales -- some of which can be amusing. You've probably heard this one: Carry high, it's a girl. Carry low, it's a boy. (Sure, it's silly, but our foremothers didn't have ultrasound.) Not all pregnancy myths are entertaining though. Some

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  8. Baby Crib Features

    During the first few months of life, your baby will spend up to 20 hours each day asleep. That’s why it’s so important to buy a crib that’s comfy and safe. Search for these features when you shop for cribs: You don’t need the priciest crib. Safety is more important than the design or price of the cr

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  9. Baby Swing Features

    A swing can magically calm even the fussiest baby. As it gently lulls your baby to sleep, you can finally get a few things done! But just like any other piece of baby gear, keeping your baby safe is of the utmost importance. Here are your choices when it comes to swings: A standard swing is made up

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  10. Childbirth: The Stages of Delivery

    Unlike in the movies, labor and delivery isn't always scripted. No one knows exactly what triggers labor, though hormones are suspected to play a role. And though labor is divided into three stages, each woman may not go through it the same way. For first-time moms, labor can last 12 to 24 hours on

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