Pregnancy

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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Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning
Pregnant Woman
February 5th, 2016
U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to take steps to prevent spreading the virus through sex if their partner is pregnant.
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Zika Virus FAQs: Top Questions Answered
Mosquito bites a human.
January 28th, 2016
As the mosquito-borne Zika virus continues to infect people in a relentless wave, there is a worldwide rush to learn more about the disease.
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Some Pregnant Women in US Should Be Tested for Zika Virus: CDC
January 19th, 2016
Some pregnant women who traveled to areas where Zika virus is spreading should be tested for the disease, health officials announced today.
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Zika Prevention: Can Pregnant Women Safely Use Mosquito Repellants?
A pregnant woman sits outdoors, breathing deeply
January 29th, 2016
Pregnant women are bombarded with advice about avoiding chemicals. Should they use mosquito repellants?
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As Zika Virus Rises, Vaccine Development Gets Attention
This is image of the Zika virus was taken using a transmission electron microscope. The virus particles are 40 nanometers in diameter, with an outer envelope, and an inner dense core.
January 26th, 2016
What are scientists planning to use to fight the Zika virus?
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Curbing Premature Birth May Hinge on a Single Molecule
Pregnant Woman
December 23rd, 2015
Blocking a molecule in the uterus could delay or even halt premature birth, the leading cause of death and disability of newborns worldwide, according to a new study in rodents.
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Risk of Stillbirth Raised by Weight Gain Between Pregnancies
Pregnant Woman
December 2nd, 2015
Weight gain between pregnancies may increase the risk of stillbirth or infant death, a new study from Sweden suggests.
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Autism Risk Linked to Obesity, Diabetes Combination in Moms
Pregnant mother
January 29th, 2016
Children born to women with obesity and diabetes may have an increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.
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Melanoma May Be Deadlier in Pregnant Women
Melanoma tumor
January 20th, 2016
Women who develop the skin cancer melanoma during pregnancy may have more aggressive cases of the cancer, a new study suggests.
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US Twin Birthrate Hits All-Time High
babies, infants, baby, twin, santa
December 23rd, 2015
The number of twin births is on the rise in the U.S.
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