Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers hoping to stay awake during a cesarean-section delivery can find comfort in the latest study on epidurals and spinal blocks: Complications from those anesthetic procedures dropped 25 percent over 10 years.

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy loss and failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sex at any time in a woman's monthly cycle may trigger immune system changes that boost the likelihood of getting pregnant, a new study suggests.

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds.

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns with drug withdrawal syndrome are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those without the condition, a new study finds.

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals have made significant improvements to breast-feeding support programs in recent years, providing better help to new mothers, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby's airway at birth.

Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is expected to bring about a host of health harms, and a new study suggests that a surprising addition to that list might be an increase in the number of low birth weight babies born in poor nations.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to develop healthy habits before and during pregnancy -- and to maintain them once your baby is born.