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Study: Recessions May Mean Fewer Babies Born

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

09/30/2014

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CDC: Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Shot

There is no doubt that the flu vaccine lowers the risk of hospital admissions and death for pregnant women.

08/27/2014

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Study Has Potentially Worrisome News About Antimicrobials And Pregnancy

Uh-oh. It may be time to add two more chemicals to the list of things for pregnant women to avoid.

08/18/2014

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C-Sections Should Not Be Alternative Of Convenience

In recent years, there has been a trend toward so-called ‘convenience’ C-sections done for non-medical reasons. These procedures are frowned upon and cause for concern.

08/13/2014

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Expecting Moms Should Create A Birth Plan

A birth plan is a written summary of what you want during your labor and delivery. It is a great idea. Here are some tips.

07/30/2014

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Study: Stress May Have An Impact On Infertility

Wanna-be moms now have science on their side when it comes to their need to de-stress.

07/14/2014

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The Risks Of Accutane

The reason that accutane is left as a last resort is because it is a very potent but potentially dangerous drug.

07/08/2014

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CHOP Study: Healthy Babies Often Delivered Early For No Medical Reason

The study also found that the rate of “nonindicated” births before 39 weeks was 86% higher in 2009 than in 1995.

07/02/2014

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Study: Women Who Have Children Later Might Live Longer

Longevity and having children later in life might have something to do with one another.

06/26/2014

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Study: Cell Phone Use Could Negatively Impact Male Fertility

Men looking to have a child might want to cut down on their cell phone use – or at least refrain from putting their phone in their pants pocket.

06/11/2014

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Local Physicians Advocating Some Pregnant Women To Receive Whooping Cough Vaccine

Physicians at Abington Memorial Hospital are advocating pregnant women between 27 and 33 weeks gestation receive a whooping cough vaccine.

05/31/2014

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Seek Treatment For Postpartum Depression

If, as a new mother, you are depressed or anxious to the point where it is affecting your ability to care for the baby or if you feel you may harm your baby, seek help immediately.

05/27/2014

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Complications Of Endometriosis

Having trouble getting pregnant may be the first sign of endometriosis, and we’re not sure of the exact cause, although pain medicines and hormones can help.

05/16/2014

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Study Finds Pregnant Women At Greater Risk For Auto Accidents

According to a study out of Canada, women who are pregnant are at greater risk of having automobile accidents.

05/12/2014

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Baby-Friendly Not So Friendly For Some Moms

Baby-friendly programs are meant to encourage new mothers to breastfeed – and there are many good reasons – but it’s not for everyone.

04/28/2014

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