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

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"Floss, floss, floss!" You've been commanded by dentists for years to heed that advice. Now, it may be time to add "mouthwash, mouthwash, mouthwash!" to your oral health routine.
A new study finds pregnant moms ...
Researchers find women with periodontal disease have more premature babies than moms with healthy gums.

Wait it Out: Babies Born Before 39 Weeks Face Health Risks, Experts Warn

Credit: Getty Images You plan your work schedules, your vacations, your children's playdates, your weekend entertainment and pretty much every other event in your life, so why should it come as a surprise that you want you want to sche...More women are scheduling their baby's birth early, but doctors say that can be harmful to the infant.

Domestic Violence Reaches the Womb, Study Finds

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Research suggests domestic violence affects children -- even in the womb.
According to U.S. News & World Report, researchers have found pregnant women who endure abusive husbands and boyfriends risk passing on the ...
Study says kids can be stressed out all of their lives from abuse experienced in vitro.

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 in Sweden this week says bad oral health is just as bad as obesity when it comes to fertility and f...
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 is needed. Credit: Getty Images If you have multiple sclerosis, don't worry about having a baby....Researchers find few dangers for new mothers with MS.

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

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Don't want to take any chances when it comes to keeping your newborn from catching the flu? Get the influenza vaccine while you're still pregnant.
Researchers have found babies born to to moms who got the shot w...
Study finds an infant's chance of getting the flu drops by nearly 50 percent when mom gets a shot while pregnant.

Your Sleep Position May Save Your Unborn Baby's Life

Study shows pregnant women who sleep on their left side reduce the risk of stillbirths. Credit: Getty Images
The position you sleep in could be a matter of life and death for your unborn children.
Researchers in New Zealand tell U.S...
Study says sleeping on your left side might be a matter of life and death for your unborn infant.

Even 'Full-Term' Babies Born at 37 Weeks Face Health Risks, Study Finds

Waiting to deliver as long as possible significantly decreases risks for your newborn. Credit: Getty Trust us, we know how excruciating that last month of pregnancy can be. We waddled on long walks, bounced on exercise balls and ate pl...A baby born in the 37th or 38th week has a higher risk of dying in his or her first year than a baby born after 39 weeks.

Researchers Say Caffeine May Cause Infertility

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Caffeine can not only make you jumpy, it can make you infertile.
MSNBC reports researchers have discovered caffeine reduces activity of the muscles in the fallopian tubes, whi...
Lab mice become infertile after the equivalent of two cups of coffee.

Miracle Baby Born After Being Carried Outside Uterus

The term "miracle baby" doesn't even begin to describe the birth of Nicky Soto's baby boy, Azlen Cruz Perfecto. At 18 weeks into her pregnancy, doctors discovered the Phoenix woman's fetus was growing outside her uterus, in the lining of her...
The baby was growing in the lining of the mother's abdominal muscles.

Is the Global Rise in Elective C-Sections Tied to Social Class?

There's no denying, elective C-sections are gaining in popularity. Credit: Getty Images You totally planned getting pregnant. You mapped out the nursery months in advance. You've already lined up interviews with preschools. So, why sho...About one-third of American pregnancies end in C-section deliveries.

Florida Ob-Gyns Turning Away Overweight Women

Some obstetricians are refusing to see women who are obese. Credit: Getty Images
The modern Hippocratic Oath states in part:
"I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings,...
Doctors say exam tables can't take the strain of the horizontally challenged.

Wheezing Infants Linked to Mothers' BPA Exposure

Ninety percent of Americans are exposed to Bisphenol A. Credit: Getty Images
If your infant is wheezing a lot, it could be because you were exposed to a certain kind of plastic early in your pregnancy.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemica...
Researchers warn would-be moms to avoid products with BPA.

Even an Occasional Drink Early in Pregnancy Can Cause Premature Birth, Study Shows

A new study may cause you to rethink drinking while you're pregnant. Credit: Getty Images Step away from the chardonnay. The debate over how much alcohol -- if any -- is safe to drink during pregnancy has been raging for decades, ...Step away from the chardonnay.

Great Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

Nuts make a healthy and filling snack during pregnancy. Credit: Getty Images Pregnancy can be a confusing time when it comes to eating. Sometimes, the very thought of food makes you queasy. Other times, certain foods (pota...Nosh on nuts when you're expecting.

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