Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.

Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus has just tripled because cases are now being counted in a more comprehensive way, federal health officials said Friday.

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should be careful about taking medications.

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests.

Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's voice may do far more than soothe her child, new research suggests.

When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.

Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Websites and apps that promise to calculate a woman's most fertile days may often be off base, a new study suggests.