Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience. Learn about the science of pregnancy: how to conceive, what happens to the mother-to-be's body and how the fetus develops.
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Expectant Moms: Coffee Won't Harm Kids' IQ
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November 20th, 2015
It's OK for pregnant moms to sip their morning mug.
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Can Prenatal Choline Cut Schizophrenia Risk in Kids?
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November 3rd, 2015
Can a nutrient found in egg yolks reduce the risk of schizophrenia?
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Mom's Stress During Pregnancy Tied to Teen's Coordination Problems
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October 14th, 2015
When women experience stress during pregnancy, it may affect their children, even years later, a new study finds.
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US Uterus Transplants: 6 Things to Know
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November 13th, 2015
Ten women in the United States will soon be chosen to undergo the nation's first uterus transplants. The procedure is still highly experimental, and there are unknown risks.
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Ultrasound Scans Can Tell When Baby Is Due
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October 27th, 2015
A simple ultrasound could give pregnant women a more precise due date, researchers say.
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UK Womb Transplants: 5 Ethical Issues
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October 1st, 2015
Ten women in the United Kingdom may undergo womb transplants as part of an upcoming study, but the procedure raises some ethical issues, experts say.
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Lucy Liu Welcomes a Baby: 4 Reasons Why Couples Use Surrogates
Lucy Liu
August 28th, 2015
There are many reasons why women and couples chose surrogates to be part of their fertility treatment.
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Oil Spill Aftermath: Why Baby Dolphins May Be Rare in Gulf Waters
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November 4th, 2015
Bottlenose dolphins swimming in waters affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are dying earlier and birthing fewer calves than dolphins living in other areas, a new study shows.
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For Pregnant Women, Absolutely No Drinking, Docs Say
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October 19th, 2015
Pregnant women should not drink any alcohol, a new report confirms.
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10% of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol, Study Finds
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September 24th, 2015
One in ten pregnant women in the United States, and nearly 1 in 5 pregnant women age 35 and older, reports drinking alcohol in the past month.
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