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Stroke Rates Up in Pregnant Women, New Moms, Study Finds

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We've asked this before, but don't pregnant women have enough to worry about already?
Now, you can add an...
An increase in women who face obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure could be to blame.

Pregnant Moms Who Use Mouthwash Not as Likely to Have Preemies, Study Finds

Credit: Getty Images "Floss, floss, floss!" You've been commanded by dentists for years to heed that advice. Now, it may be time to add...Researchers find women with periodontal disease have more premature babies than moms with healthy gums.

Does Prenatal Depression Lead to Children's Asthma?

Credit: Getty Images Not to bum you out even more, but if you're pregnant and depressed, you're increasing your unborn child's risk of...Study finds no one breathes easy when Mama is depressed.

Trying to Get Pregnant? Start Flossing

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Trying to get pregnant? Be sure to floss.
BBC News reports an Australian study presented at a fertility meeting...
Study shows women with gum disease take longer to conceive.

It's Safe to Have a Baby if You Have Multiple Sclerosis, Study Finds

Mothers with MS had more babies born with physical disabilities, but the difference was not statistically significant and further research...Researchers find few dangers for new mothers with MS.

Pregnant? Get Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough

Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted June 22 to recommend pregnant women who previously were not vaccinated...Researchers say vaccinated mothers can pass some immunity to their children.

Pregnant Moms: Get Flu Vaccine to Keep Babies From Getting Sick, Researchers Say

Credit: Getty Images Don't want to take any chances when it comes to keeping your newborn from catching the flu? Get the influenza...Study finds an infant's chance of getting the flu drops by nearly 50 percent when mom gets a shot while pregnant.

Investing in More Midwives Could Help Save Lives, UN Study Finds

Credit: Getty Images Midwives don't only deliver babies, they can deliver health services to women, as well, something that could...United Nations study finds governments should support more resources for midwives.

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