Women are more likely to have their first children during the two years after their close high school friends have kids, new research finds.
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Health officials are investigating a cluster of serious birth defects in a region of Washington State.
Toys and colorful blankets may make a baby's crib look cute, but many parents are not aware that these items can be hazardous in a newborn's bed, a new study suggests.
Giving birth in water has no proven benefit and can pose rare but serious risks, so it is not recommended in most circumstances, according to a new report from two leading groups of doctors.
Women who give birth to 10 or more children may have a reduced risk of cancer, a new study from Finland suggests.
Babies delivered by Caesarean section may be at increased risk for obesity later in life, a new study suggests.
Maternal stress, particularly the chronic stress that comes with poverty, exposes infants to powerful hormones in the womb. Researchers are finding that these hormones have long-lasting effects.
A brain-dead pregnant woman is being kept alive -- against her family's wishes -- by a Texas hospital.
Even 9-month-old babies know that friends have similar likes, new research suggests. The findings suggest babies come wired with abstract social intuition.
The baby of the family may remain forever the baby, according to new research that finds that moms are under the illusion that their youngest is littler than he or she really is.
Nearly 1 in 4 women are obese when they becomes pregnant, according to a new study that includes information from most of the United States.
People who are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease may have differences in their brains that can be detected as early as infancy, a new study suggests.
Newborn babies have the fundamental building blocks of self-awareness already in place, according to new research that finds that babies use sensory information to identify their own bodies.
Infants who unexpectedly die in their sleep may have underlying abnormalities in their brain stem, regardless of whether they are placed in safe or unsafe sleep environments, a new study suggests.
The percentage of babies born early in the United States has reached a 15-year low, according to a new report.
A Mississippi baby born with HIV and treated in the early hours of her life remains free of the infection three years late, despite being off of medications for 18 months, according to a new report.