Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.

Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inducing labor won't raise a pregnant woman's risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests.

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, new research suggests.

Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite warnings, an increasing number of pregnant women from New York City are traveling to Zika-affected areas and then getting tested when they come home, the city's health department says.

New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus can pose serious dangers to the fetus.

Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight moms seem to serve their kids more food at meals, potentially boosting their risk for childhood obesity.

If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who give birth to their first child even a couple of weeks early are up to three times more likely to deliver their next baby prematurely, new research suggests.

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported

THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A significantly higher percentage of American women may be smoking while pregnant than researchers have previously believed, a new study suggests.

Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sexy movies, television and other media have little effect on teens' sexual behavior, according to a study that challenges a common belief among parents and policymakers.

U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said Wednesday that it's joining with U.S. Army researchers to work on a vaccine for Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects, primarily in Brazil.