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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National Tragedies Could Harm Pregnant Women's Mental Health
Pregnant Woman
July 23rd, 2015
The MH17 crash temporarily increased depression symptoms among pregnant women in the Netherlands, where many of the plane's passengers lived.
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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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Is It Ethical to Choose a Baby's Sex? Kim & Kanye Fuel Debate
Kim Kardashian, photographed in 2010
June 24th, 2015
Rumors claim that celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose their baby's sex during an in vitro fertilization procedure. Is such sex selection ethical, or is it a slippery slope toward designer babies?
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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
baby in hat
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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Your Birth Month May Predict Your Risk for Certain Diseases
cute baby boy under blue blanket
June 10th, 2015
Your birthday isn't just for horoscopes; it can predict your risk for disease.
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Delaying Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer
A pregnant woman talks with her doctor.
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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