Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When pregnant women have high blood pressure, more-intensive treatment doesn't seem to affect their babies, but it may lower the odds that moms will develop severely high blood pressure.

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows.

A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date.

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too many women of childbearing age take narcotic painkillers, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More extremely premature U.S. infants -- those born after only 22 to 28 weeks of gestation -- are surviving, a new study finds.

Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns over mercury exposure, pregnant women who eat lots of fish may not harm their unborn children, a new study suggests.

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study.

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported Thursday.

U.S. Birth Rate Continues Decline, CDC Reports

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Health Tip: What to Avoid During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- While moms-to-be are peppered with advice of what to do and what not to do during pregnancy, there is some sound guidance.