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  1. FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who struggle with migraine headaches should never use medicines containing the ingredient valproate because they can lower the IQ scores of their children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The new

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  2. Home Birth Policy Statement Issued by Doctor Group

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- With the number of home births rising, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement on the practice that includes a recommendation that there be a caregiver who's present solely to take care of the newborn.

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  3. FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A morning-sickness medication that was withdrawn from the market 30 years ago has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval under a new name. In its new form, the drug -- formerly called Bendectin and now renamed

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  4. Some Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors that increase the risk of blood clots in women during or after pregnancy are outlined in a large new study. Women who were older than 35, who were overweight or obese, or who smoked were at somewhat higher risk

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  5. Your Best Days for Making a Baby

    You're ready to get pregnant, and you want to know when you're most likely to conceive. That means figuring out when you're ovulating. First, review the basics:  You can ovulate anywhere from 13 to 20 days before your period. To get pregnant, you should have sex a few days leading up to and on the d

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  6. Preparing for Pregnancy Emotionally

    Are you ready to have a baby? There's no specific time that's right for everyone, but there are several factors to consider: Some people want to wait until just the right moment to start a family. You might worry that you haven't saved enough money or you haven't gotten the promotion you've been hop

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  7. Can You Time Your Pregnancy?

    You're ready to get pregnant, and you'd love to time it just right so that your baby is born when it's best for you. If you're hoping to get pregnant around your work schedule, the seasons, or even your sister's wedding, you should know these six things: You'll have much better luck if you give your

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  8. Health Essentials Checklist

    If you've decided that you're ready to have a baby, you want to make sure your little one arrives safe and sound. Start by making an appointment for a prepregnancy checkup. You should have this visit up to a year before you want to get pregnant, even if this isn't your first pregnancy. By seeing you

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  9. Getting Pregnant On Your Timeline: Your To-Do List

    Trying to conceive? Use this to-do list for a healthy pregnancy. Visit your doctor for a prepregnancy checkup. Your doctor will let you know how your lifestyle, diet, weight, medications, and medical history can affect your chances of getting pregnant. She may also recommend changes you can make to

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  10. Stress During Pregnancy, Heart Risk for Baby?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Stress in mothers before and during pregnancy may boost the risk of congenital heart defects in their children, more new evidence suggests. But the findings aren't conclusive, and the effect -- if it exists -- appears to be sma

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