A common virus that typically causes only mild symptoms in adults might lead to heart defects in developing human fetuses
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.
Archaeologists in Egypt recently unearthed a grim discovery: skeletons of a pregnant woman and her fetus.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops, or is first diagnosed, during pregnancy. The condition, like other forms of diabetes, involves high blood sugar levels.
A resurgence of syphilis in the United States has led to a dramatic spike in cases of the disease among newborns, according to a new report.
A new study suggests that with the help of nutritional counseling and a smartphone app, pregnant women who are overweight or obese can safely restrict their weight gain.
The harmful effects of air pollution affect far more than a person's respiratory system; previous research has found that it can also hurt babies in the womb.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its first-ever guidelines on marijuana use for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Pregnant women who have high levels of a byproduct from the banned insecticide DDT in their bodies may be more likely to have a child with autism, a new study finds.
Pregnancy transforms the body, and some of these changes don't stop after the baby has exited the womb.
Pregnant woman have long been advised to "wait it out" until 41 weeks before doctors will recommend inducing labor. But a new study suggests otherwise.
Deciding between boxers and briefs may be about more than just comfort. Men's underwear choices may affect their sperm health, a new study suggests.