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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Vaginal Delivery After C-Section Often Safe
Pregnant Woman
May 20th, 2015
Women who've had cesarean sections don't usually try to give birth vaginally with their next children. But a new study finds that those who do may have a relatively low rate of complications.
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Peak Time for Births: Start of the Workday
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May 7th, 2015
Babies in the United States are more likely to be born during work hours than during off hours, a finding that suggests that medical interventions — such as C-sections — are playing a role in when babies are born.
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Delaying Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer
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April 20th, 2015
Women who are a little bit older when they have their first child may have a decreased risk of ovarian cancer, a new study finds.
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Most Americans Believe Miscarriage Myths
Pregnant mother
May 8th, 2015
Miscarriages are common, but the majority of Americans still think they occur rarely, a new survey finds.
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