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Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth To Daughter

The former first daughter and her husband welcomed a baby girl on Saturday

September 27, 2014

Consensus Grows That Bed Rest Could Hurt Pregnant Women

By Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Anthony J. Sciscione has been criticizing something obstetricians routinely prescribe to try to prevent premature birth: bed rest. Studies consistently show that pregnant women who lay around for hours at a time, day after day, are just as […]

September 15, 2014

For U.S. Mothers, Conservative Policies Can Be Deadly

This post is the first in the Roosevelt Institute’s National Women’s Health Week series, which will address pressing issues affecting the health and economic security of women and families in the United States. Today, a look at why conservative policies at the state level are leading to increased maternal mortality rates. For much of the […]

May 12, 2014

Cuba Sells Condoms After Expiration Dates To Address Shortage

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald Hoping to resolve a shortage of condoms that has sparked complaints around Cuba, the island’s public health system has approved the sale of more than one million prophylactics with apparently expired dates. Pharmacy sales personnel must explain to the buyers that the condoms are good and simply have the […]

April 21, 2014

Autism ‘Patchwork’ Begins During Pregnancy

By Kerry Sheridan Washington (AFP) — The brains of children with autism contain a built-in patchwork of defects, suggesting that the developmental disorder begins while they are growing in the womb, said a U.S. study. Researchers described their findings in the New England Journal of Medicine as “direct evidence” of a prenatal origin for autism, […]

March 27, 2014

White Mothers Drive Continued Increase In U.S. Home Births, CDC Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — American women — especially white women — are increasingly choosing to have their babies at home instead of in a hospital, new government data show. One out of every 49 babies born to non-Latino white mothers in 2012 came into the world outside of a hospital, […]

March 4, 2014

Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Linked To ADHD In Kids, Study Finds

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Facing a world full of potential dangers for the babies they carry, pregnant women hear regularly that acetaminophen can be trusted to reduce fevers and relieve aches and pains without causing harm to a developing fetus. But a new study reports that the children of women who took the […]

February 24, 2014

Life, Death, And Small Government

Marlise Munoz was 33 when she died. She was at home when she collapsed from an apparent blood clot in her lungs. It was an hour or more before her husband, Erick, found her. He says doctors pronounced her brain dead, though John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, citing privacy concerns, has declined […]

January 13, 2014

U.S. Study: No Need To Avoid Peanuts While Pregnant

Washington (AFP) – Women who eat peanuts while pregnant are less likely to have children with peanut allergies than women who avoid them, said a U.S. study out Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics were based on a study of more than 8,200 U.S. children. Among those, researchers […]

January 8, 2014

Pressure Increases on Weiner to Step Down

The calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign because of his raunchy online chats with a series of women are escalating, especially in light of reports that his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, is in the first trimester of pregnancy. Weiner, who was never popular in the Democratic caucus […]

June 9, 2011