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Opioid Prescriptions May Put Unborn Children at Risk, CDC Warns
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January 22nd, 2015
Many U.S. women who are in their childbearing years are prescribed opioid painkillers, powerful medications that can cause birth defects, a new study finds.
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Prehistoric Grave May Be Earliest Example of Death During Childbirth
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February 4th, 2015
The burial may represent the oldest confirmed evidence of twins in history and one of the earliest examples of death during childbirth.
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From Birth to Death, Diet Affects the Brain's Health
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November 19th, 2014
Poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age, a slew of new research shows.
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Having a Baby: Birth Plans & Stages of Labor
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January 22nd, 2015
A birth plan will help a woman describe her delivery preferences as she goes through the stages of labor.
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Vaginal Cutting During Childbirth Is on the Decline
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January 13th, 2015
Episiotomy, the deliberate cutting of a woman's perineum during childbirth, is on the decline. But where a woman delivers strongly influences her chance of undergoing this procedure.
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