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  1. This May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy may not improve the odds of motherhood for women with a history of miscarriage, a new study finds. Researchers found that among more than 800 women w

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  2. Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weekdays may be the safest time to have a baby, at least in British hospitals, a new study finds. Compared to babies born during the week, babies born on weekends are slightly more likely to die in the first week, and the

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  3. Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy don't appear to be linked to a child's risk for lower IQ or behavior problems, a new study suggests. The research included nearly 2,200 women in the United States whose caffein

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  4. Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy: Small Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga, even late into pregnancy, appears to be safe for expectant moms, according to a small new study. The research found that yoga poses don't seem to place undue stress on mom or baby. Using real-time measurements, resea

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  5. Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American mothers-to-be gain more weight than is good for them or their baby, federal health officials reported Thursday. Just 32 percent of pregnant women across the United States gained the recommende

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  6. Belly Fat Linked to Gestational Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high levels of abdominal fat in their first trimester are at increased risk for diabetes later in pregnancy, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 500 women, aged 18 to 42, who had ultrasounds to asses

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  7. No Link Between Antibiotics and Birth Defects

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study did not find any association between two common types of antibiotics taken during pregnancy and a higher risk of adverse effects to the baby. Four out of 10 pregnant women are prescribed antibiotics, w

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  8. Doctors Can Fine-Tune Estimates of Delivery Dates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple test could give pregnant women a better idea of when they'll give birth, researchers say. Currently, only 5 percent of women deliver on their due date. The study authors said estimates can be off by as much as

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  9. Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Labor and delivery is often a grueling ordeal for many women, and current guidelines rule out eating. But new Canadian research suggests that a light meal during labor could be a good idea for most healthy women. "Our fi

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  10. Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even if a woman gets a tetanus-containing shot before she conceives, it is still safe to give her the tetanus-containing Tdap vaccine while she is pregnant, new research indicates. As it stands, federal guidelines state t

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