Folic Acid-Fortified Foods Prevent Some, But Not All Neural Tube Birth Defects

Fortifying cereals, grains, and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

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If You’ve Ever Had a C-Section, Probably Best to Avoid Home Birth, Experts Say

Pregnant women who’ve had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications.

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Super-Fit Pregnant Midwife Responds to Body Shamers on Instagram

“All women’s bodies should be celebrated.”

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Does Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Increase Autism Risk?

A new study suggests that excessive amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12 in a mother’s body might increase a baby’s risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder.

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Study Links Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy to Heavier Babies

Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened drinks every day may be more likely to give birth to heavier babies.

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Pregnancy Flu Shot Helps Keep Newborns Safe Later On

When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

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Kids Born to Older Moms May Be Taller, Fitter, and More Educated Than Peers

Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run.

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3 Totally Unexpected Things Your Fitbit Can Tell You About Your Health

Like, “Surprise, you’re pregnant!”

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From ‘Beards’ to Whispies, 5 Weird Ways Having a Baby Changes Your Hair

Ob-gyns explain what to expect during pregnancy and after.

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High Levels of This Hormone in Pregnancy Linked to Postpartum Depression Risk

These findings suggest it may eventually be possible to develop a test to predict postpartum depression and provide preventive treatment during pregnancy.

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