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    1. Obama Wants Women to Have Paid Maternity Leave

      June 24, 2014 -- President Barack Obama hosted a daylong summit Monday to persuade more employers to adopt family friendly policies, but he said the federal government itself needs to do more in that regard. For example, he'd like to change the fact that the United States is the only industrialized

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    2. Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy & Autism Risk

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live within a mile of spaces where commercial pesticides are applied appear to have an increased risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests. The risk that a child would develop autism appe

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    3. Is It OK to Eat Peanuts When You're Pregnant?

      Pregnancy is a time filled with dos and don'ts. Do take folic acid. Don't smoke. Do get daily exercise. Don't take super-hot baths. When it comes to your diet, you face a laundry list of advice. Until recently, that advice included a caution about potentially allergy-inducing foods. In 2000, the Ame

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    4. Many Babies Delivered Early Without Medical Need

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than three percent of U.S. babies are delivered early without a medical reason, a new study finds. "Our study showed that early elective deliveries made up more than 3 percent of U.S. births each year over the past 20

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    5. The Ultimate Guide to Losing the Baby Weight

      You’re thrilled about your new little bundle of joy, and ready to start shedding what's left of the baby weight. These tips will help you get closer to retiring those maternity clothes. 1. Grab your stroller. No time to exercise? No problem. You can squeeze fitness into your baby-and-me routine. Pus

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    6. Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic mothers are at especially high risk of having newborns with serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects, according to a new report. Also, more babies are born prematurely to Hispanics

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    7. 1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Get Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in 10 pregnant women in the United States develop the pregnancy complication called gestational diabetes, a new government study estimates. "Our results indicate that gestational diabetes prevalence is h

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    8. Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Baby's Heart

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants taken during the first three months of pregnancy don't appear to increase the risk of heart defects in babies, new research suggests. However, this latest study contradicts previous research that

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    9. Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After almost two decades of steady increases, the number of U.S. infants born early due to induced labor and C-section has declined in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and P

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    10. Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat Fish

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant or breast-feeding women should increase their weekly consumption of fish, as long as it's lower in mercury, according to new advice issued Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environme

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