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    1. One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had one stillbirth have a four times higher risk of having another stillbirth compared to women who've had a live birth, British researchers report. The researchers noted that the overall risk of stillbir

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    2. Docs Should Discourage Pot During Pregnancy: ACOG

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot's active ingredients can have on a child's brain development, new guidelines state. The recommendation was rele

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    3. Can You Take Antidepressants While Pregnant?

      June 12, 2015 -- If you're pregnant (or are trying to be) and you have depression, you might wonder if it's safe to take medicine to boost your mood. Will antidepressants harm your baby? Spend a day online and the ping-pong reports of their safety during pregnancy could make your head spin. The issu

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    4. IUD for New Mothers Reduces Unintended Pregnancies

      June 9, 2015 -- Giving new mothers an intrauterine device (IUD) at childbirth can help reduce unintended pregnancies, a new study says. Typically, new mothers are told to wait six weeks before they see their doctor about birth control, but half have resumed having sex by then, according to The New Y

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    5. New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some celebrity moms swear by it and have made it trendy, doctors and scientists say consuming the placenta after birth offers women and their babies no benefit. In fact, the practice -- known as placentophagy -- may

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    6. More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deliver their first baby by cesarean section are more likely to need blood transfusions and be admitted to intensive care units than women who opt for a vaginal delivery, U.S. health officials reported Wednes

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    7. Does Mom's Cell Phone Startle the Fetus?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The sounds emitted by cellphones carried by pregnant women may rattle the sleep-and-wake cycles of their fetuses, new research suggests. The finding is based on a small study that tracked fetal reactions to repetitive cellph

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    8. Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Home births without a midwife or doctor present -- which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease -- have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers report. The actual number

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    9. Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigs 'Safer'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. What's more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes cont

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    10. Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds. These prescription painkillers, also

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