Pregnancy Research and Studies Directory
During pregnancy, there is a lot to consider. Research and studies have helped doctors better care for their patients through every trimester. Learn more here about research being done. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how research, studies, and clinical trials are helping women have safer pregnancies.
Placentophagy -- are there reasons to eat the placenta?
In some cultures it's not uncommon for a woman to eat the placenta after giving birth. Is there any validity to the arguments that claim doing so has benefits? WebMD explores the science.
The Truth About Vaginal Seeding: Does It Work?
Vaginal seeding is touted as a way to boost your newborn’s immune system health. But research is murky on how safe it is and whether it works.
Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? What Are the Effects?
WebMD discusses the myths and facts about drinking alcohol in pregnancy. Is just a little bit OK? Find out.
Pregnancy Exercise During Hot or Cold Weather: Safety Tips
WebMD discusses safety tips while exercising outside, whether it’s hot or cold, during pregnancy.
Got Pregnancy? Get Exercise
The right kinds of exercise are key to staying fit, healthy, and happy during your pregnancy.
Fact or Fiction: Debunking the Top 7 Pregnancy Myths
If you're pregnant, can you color your hair? Get a flu shot? Have sex? Here's what the experts say about the top old wives' tales about pregnancy.