Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy -- even if they're at a good weight, a new study finds.

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found.

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk for type 2 diabetes might be affected by both your birth weight and your lifestyle, a new study suggests.

Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Involved parenting by the father of an autistic child improves the mother's mental health, a new study finds.

Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat

(HealthDay News) -- It may seem that your newborn is always hungry and crying for food.

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal results on noninvasive, prenatal genetic tests don't always indicate a problem with the fetus. In some cases, these tests may uncover maternal cancers, a new study reports.

Cost of Hospital Birth Varies by Nearly $10,000 Across U.S.

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of having a baby in a hospital varies by nearly $10,000 across the United States, a new study finds.

Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the diabetes drug metformin during pregnancy doesn't reduce an obese woman's risk of having an overweight baby, a new study finds.