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  • Mom's drinking tied to infant deaths: study

    Mom's drinking tied to infant deaths: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in six sudden infant deaths may be linked to their mothers' heavy alcohol use during or soon after pregnancy, according to a new study from Australia. Researchers found those deaths may result from babies being e
    2013-02-26 DRINKINGMOMS
  • Mom's excess pounds key in newborn weight

    Mom's excess pounds key in newborn weight
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For at least some moms-to-be, it's extra body fat -- and not blood sugar levels -- that may be key to their risk of having a big baby, a study published Tuesday suggests. Researchers found that among 472 pregnant women the
    2012-05-22 POUNDSMOMSEXCESS
  • Mom's obesity tied to child's autism, development: study

    Mom's obesity tied to child's autism, development: study
    n">Children born to obese women are more likely to be diagnosed with autism or related developmental delays than the children of slimmer mothers, according to a U.S. survey. The research, which appeared in Pediatrics, was looking for the impact on
  • Mom's obesity tied to kids' autism, development

    Mom's obesity tied to kids' autism, development
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study of mothers and children in California finds that kids born to obese women are more likely to be diagnosed with autism or related developmental delays than the children of slimmer moms. The research, which was l
  • Moms who lose a baby face higher stillbirth risk

    Moms who lose a baby face higher stillbirth risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents who've suffered the death of an infant may have a higher-than-normal risk of stillbirth in the next pregnancy, a new study suggests. Stillbirth refers to the death of a fetus after the 20th week of pregnancy. It's
    2011-10-21 RISKMOMS
  • Moms' diet not tied to kids' heart health: study

    Moms' diet not tied to kids' heart health: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study from West Africa suggests that supplementing pregnant women's diets with extra calories and protein doesn't protect their kids against risk factors for heart disease once they're teenagers. But researchers unco
    2011-07-04 HEARTMOMS
  • Mom's smoking ups risk of heart defects in baby

    Mom's smoking ups risk of heart defects in baby
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who smoke during the first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to give birth to babies with some of the most common types of birth defects, a new study finds. Specifically, women who smoked early in pregnancy we
  • Mom's age linked to newborn's size

    Mom's age linked to newborn's size
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women are more likely to give birth to bigger babies, while smaller newborns are more common among younger moms, Dutch researchers say. Prior studies have hinted at links between a mother's age and her baby's birthwe
  • When moms get flu shots, babies reap benefits

    When moms get flu shots, babies reap benefits
    CHICAGO Newborn babies whose mothers got a flu shot while pregnant are less likely to get the flu or to be admitted to the hospital with a respiratory illness in the first six months of life, U.S. researchers said on Monday. During most flu seasons,
    2010-10-05 FLUMOMS
  • New moms get enough sleep, just not good sleep

    New moms get enough sleep, just not good sleep
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to popular belief, new mothers may often get a decent amount of sleep in their babies' first few months -- but it's not a good-quality sleep, a new study suggests. The study, which followed a group of new moms, fo
    2010-08-30 SLEEPMOMS
  • IVF babies do fine, but their moms may be at risk

    IVF babies do fine, but their moms may be at risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies born by in vitro fertilization (IVF) do not face an increased risk of birth defects, nor are they at greater risk of being smaller than normal, according to a study conducted in Japan. But the researchers did find t
    2010-02-23 IVFMOMS

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