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  1. Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy,"

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  2. Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds. "This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences for both mothers and infants," said stud

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  3. Depression in Pregnancy and Child's Asthma Risk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A child may face an increased risk of asthma if the child's mother experienced depression during her pregnancy or she took an older antidepressant to treat her condition, new research suggests. However, more than 80 percent

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  4. Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers -- a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based report. These infants experience what's called neonatal abstinence syndrome as th

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  5. In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows. Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, t

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  6. Preemies With Lung Disease and Secondhand Smoke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in c

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  7. U.K. Approves '3-Parent Babies'

    Feb. 25, 2015 -- The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve laws that allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. The British Parliament's House of Lords voted in favor of this modified form of in vitro fertilitzation (IVF) on Tuesday. Law-makers in the House of Commons

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  8. 5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy

    An unplanned pregnancy can be quite a shock, but there’s no reason to panic. You’re not alone. Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are surprises. Here are the first five steps you should take.    1. Call your primary care doctor or ob/gyn and make an appointment. “It’s important to see your d

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  9. Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

    Only you can know if you’re emotionally ready to have a baby. But checking in with yourself is a smart way to start your journey to motherhood. Pregnancy is different for everyone. You can’t know exactly how the experience will be for you. And that’s OK. “Just because you don’t know what’s coming do

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  10. Your Pre-Pregnancy Checklist

    You may not be pregnant yet, but there’s plenty you can do now to make yourself as healthy as possible for a growing baby. Consider this your preconception to-do list: Make an appointment with your doctor. It’s true that you’ll be seeing your doctor plenty after you conceive, but it’s a good idea to

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