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  1. Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Half of pregnant teens in substance-abuse treatment programs used alcohol or drugs in the month before they entered treatment. And nearly 20 percent used drugs or alcohol on a daily basis during that month, according to a U.S. g

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A morning-sickness medication that was withdrawn from the market 30 years ago has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval under a new name.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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Can Your Stress Affect Your Fetus?

    Bringing a new person into the world is no easy task. You worry about everything. Are the foods you eat healthy enough? Is it safe to exercise? How will you juggle work and parenthood once baby arrives? Some stress during pregnancy is normal, just as it is during other times of life. But if stress b

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  10. Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Affect Baby

    March 13, 2013 -- Babies of moms who take antidepressants have a slightly higher risk of being born preterm and other problems. But the risk to the mom and baby of stopping antidepressants may outweigh the risks of using them, new research suggests. The research, an analysis of 23 studies, shows tha

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