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Babies exposed to particulate air pollution while in the womb are at increased risk of having altered sleep patterns as toddlers -- a condition that may have lifelong, irreversible effects on their overall health, says new research.
For expecting mothers, understanding the difference between a midwife and a medical doctor is the first step toward making this very personal decision.
Opioid addiction treatment for pregnant women can be hard to get. Some providers consider pregnant women to be too high-risk, and misinformation abounds about what treatments are safe. Learn how UH is working to help these women and their babies.
The U.S. has some of the worst rates of infant and maternal mortality among the world's developed nations, and racial disparities play a major role in the health outcomes for mothers and babies.
When Heather Catanese was 22 weeks pregnant with her third son, Lorenzo, she underwent a routine prenatal anatomy scan. The test showed that blood was flowing in the wrong direction through Lorenzo’s heart.
If you’re a mother-to-be whose pregnancy isn’t routine, your doctor or nurse-midwife may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for extra care.
If you’ve been trying to conceive but aren’t getting pregnant, you may be wondering whether it’s time to talk with a health care provider. Here are answers to a few common questions about infertility.
Just because you delivered one baby via cesarean section doesn’t mean you can’t try a vaginal birth for your next child. Vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is recommended as a safe delivery option for most women.