For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy foods while you're breast-feeding will help you and your baby get the nutrients both of you need, experts say.

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent

(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk, remember to protect yourself against insect bites.

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds.

Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests.

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's placenta can reliably measure exposure to the toxic metal arsenic in both the mother and her unborn baby, new research finds.

Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow's milk.

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A DNA-based blood test appears to be more effective in detecting possible Down syndrome in unborn children than other screening methods for the genetic disorder, researchers say.

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows.

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A high-tech comparison of the breast milk of humans and their close primate relatives is revealing just how nutritious the human variety is.