Passion can be as much a part of pregnancy as an expanding waistline, according to a review of studies on sex and its effect on a woman’s womb.
The cycle of life pays little heed to Mother Nature. Snowdrifts and icy roads? Babies don’t care. Across the country, they defied the massive snowstorm and kept coming, with the help of firetrucks, ambulances, Humvees and, in …
In addition to big bellies, pregnant women are toting around dozens of chemicals, including some that have been banned for decades and others used in flame retardants, sunscreens and non-stick cookware.
What if new tests for Down syndrome could one day mean no more affected babies are born? Is that cause to celebrate medical advances or reason to worry we are callously weeding out the less-than-perfect in our midst?
As researchers continue to learn more about autism—its causes and risk factors—it is increasingly clear that there isn’t a single driver for the developmental disorder, and no simple answer to why rates of the condition
What better way to start a new year than with a new baby on the way? Here are five unconventional gift ideas for the new or soon-to-be mom. Get ’em for yourself, or for a friend.
We are a world powered and consumed by technology. What that means is that plenty of people who don’t know us very well are now privy to lots of intimate details about our personal lives that used to be kept private. Entire …
Laughter may be the best medicine, and it’s also a great way to take your mind off pain, as evidenced by a little episode that played out Friday at a New Jersey shopping mall.
Children exposed to cell phones before and after birth were 50% more likely to have emotional or behavior problems by the age of 7, compared with kids who were not exposed to the phones, according to a new study of 28,745 children.
Of all the conditions that appear during pregnancy — from gestational diabetes and acne to foot growth and intense cravings — transient restless leg syndrome (RLS) doesn’t get a lot of attention. But according to new …
Pregnant women and children have long been warned that they should be wary of eating certain kinds of seafood because of the risk of mercury contamination.
Betty Drapers of the world, listen up.