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    1. The Truth About Pregnancy Stretch Marks

      Many things change after you have a baby: schedules, sleep time, and sense of freedom, to name a few. Along with a changing schedule, there are the many physical changes you’ll see. Chief among them is stretch marks. For many women, stretch marks are as much a part of having a baby as diapers and fe

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    2. Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The amount of time between a woman's pregnancies may matter when it comes to the possible risk of her children developing autism, new research suggests. "Children conceived in less than two years after the birth of thei

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    3. Going Back to Work After Baby

      The nursery is painted and the cabinets are stocked with newborn-size onesies. Now, it's time to think about how you'll get back to work after the baby's here. Linda Glass, an executive coach and career strategist, mom, and former director of Global Talent Strategies for Starbucks, shares her top fo

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    4. X-Rays, Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation from X-rays and other medical imaging tests doesn't seem to pose a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses when used properly, researchers report. "While care should be taken to protect the fetus from exposure,

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    5. Obesity May Be Tied to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says. The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested. "

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    6. High BP In Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers also said they found that the brothers and sisters of these women have

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    7. Mom's Diet and Risk of Heart Defects at Birth

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report. Women who followed a very healthy diet were 37 percent less likely than those who ate poorly to

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    8. ADHD Risk Rises Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study. Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational

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    9. Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have come to learn how millions of germs carried in the body affect your health. Now, a new study links premature birth to a specific kind of bacterial blend in the vagina. "Our discovery is important because i

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    10. Prescription Meds: Too Common in Pregnancy?

      Aug. 10, 2015 -- Although most doctors say prescribing drugs to pregnant women is a complex issue, they still prescribe them frequently. More than 4 out of 5 moms-to-be were given an Rx for at least one medication, and 42% were prescribed a drug that could harm a developing fetus, researchers found

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