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  1. Chemical May Affect Boys' Genital Development

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a common plastics' chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints. Researchers found that baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical called D

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  2. Egg Freezing for a Future Pregnancy: What to Know

    Oct. 29, 2014 -- Soon after Apple and Facebook announced plans to offer workers egg freezing as a health plan benefit, debates began about whether this newest corporate-America perk is good or bad for women, the workplace, and motherhood. No matter what side you take in that debate, you may have que

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  3. More Kids Harmed by Pregnant Drinking Than Thought

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. The study foun

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  4. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows. The new study found that 1.3 million babies were delivered by cesar

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  5. Gestational Diabetes May Affect Daughter's Weight

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were fol

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  6. Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study. Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when t

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  7. Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure,

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  8. Fried Foods and Gestational Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 21,000 single-child pregnancies in the United Stat

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  9. Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical and Future Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans -- known as bisphenol A, or BPA -- may increase a child's risk of breathing problems, researchers say. In a study of nearly 400 pregnant women and th

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  10. Woman Gives Birth After Womb Transplant

    Oct. 3, 2014 -- A 36-year-old Swedish woman has given birth after getting a womb transplant, in what her doctors call a medical first. In a study that will be published Oct. 5 in The Lancet, doctors report the baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month. Both the mother and her child are no

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