Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who've pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.

Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol while nursing can affect the taste of the milk baby gets, and the amount of milk that you produce. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you minimize the effects to your baby.

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being exposed to just a small amount of air pollution during pregnancy ups the risk of a pregnancy complication that can cause long-term health problems in children, a new study warns.

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they've just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.

Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Since 1998, births of three or more babies at once have fallen by more than 40 percent in the United States, new government statistics reveal.

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.