Dramatic Rise in E-Cig Calls to Poison Control Centers

Electronic cigarettes "represent an emerging public health concern, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read more »

Sickle Cell Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

Women with sickle cell disease are more likely to have problems during pregnancy; these problems can affect both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby. ... read more »

New Guidelines for Periconception Care

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a select panel of external partners issued guidelines for preconception care of women, emphasizing the importance of providing this type of care in the primary care setting. ... read more »

Low Sodium Diets for Managing Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

When a woman is diagnosed with gestational hypertension, she may wonder if following a low sodium diet which is otherwise known to reduce blood pressure may be helpful. ... read more »

Sexually Transmitted Diseases During Pregnancy

An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus. ... read more »

Safe Travel Tips for Babymooners

Traveling while pregnant introduces some new elements that need to be addressed during the planning stage but most healthy pregnant women can enjoy travel until well into the pregnancy. ... read more »

Efforts to Reduce Spina Bifida and Other Birth Defects Are Working

Fortunately, the rate of birth defects in the United States has plummeted by 32 percent in the last decade according to a press release issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. ... read more »

Twenty Percent of Teen Mothers Already Have Children

When teen pregnancy rates are published it is commonly assumed the teens are getting pregnant for the first time, but that is not the case according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... read more »

Flu Vaccine Protects Baby From Much More Than the Flu

The 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic offered unprecedented opportunity to study the effect of flu vaccinations on pregnant women and the babies they carried. Before 2009, less than 18 percent of all pregnant women in the US got flu shots. In 2009, that rate rose to 45 percent. ... read more »

CDC Reports Record Low Teen Birth Rate for 2010

A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports teen births and C-sections are on the decline. The report is just a small part of statistics collected each year by the CDC. ... read more »

Mindfulness Training Reduces Urge to Smoke

A group of scientists has discovered that mindfulness training reduces the urge to smoke. This research could help millions of women quit smoking during pregnancy. ... read more »

CDC Report Claims Hospitals Don’t Support Breastfeeding

According to a new report from the CDC, only 4-percent of the hospitals in the United States fully support breastfeeding. Support includes education, counseling and hands-on instruction. ... read more »

New Rules of Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy

Tdap is the abreviated name for the tetanus-diptheria-acellular-pertussis vaccination. Guidelines for the vaccination of pregnant women have changed on the heels of the 2012 Tdap outbreak that included nearly 100% of the US states and Washington, DC. ... read more »

Colds and Flu in the Delivery Room

Pregnancy puts a woman at increased risk of the flu and catching colds. In addition, pregnant women are more likely to get it, more likely to feel sicker with it, and more likely to experience complications that require medical care. ... read more »

Pregnant: Can I Clean Our Birdcage?

There are so many pregnancy do's and don'ts, especially surrounding pets. One woman asks about safety regarding her pet bird. "Can I clean our birdcage?" ... read more »

CDC Urges Pregnant Women Affected by West Virginia Chemical Spill to Remain on High Alert

More than 300,000 residents of West Virginia have been unable to use the tap water running into their homes, workplaces, restaurants, schools, and elsewhere. ... read more »

Less Money Means Fewer Births

When there is less money in the economy it seems there are also fewer births. According to new research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, birth rates are lower for 2010 than 2009 and the economy may be to blame. ... read more »

Should I Get Vaccinated During Pregnancy?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is the group of medical and public health experts that develops the annual recommendations on who should be vaccinated with what and when. ... read more »

Flu Vaccine, Explained

It is vitally important that pregnant women get the flu vaccine. Pregnant women comprise one of the risk groups at greater danger for complications and more likely to get sick. ... read more »

Flu Outbreak Reaches Epidemic Proportions in US, CDC Says

The word epidemic is not used lightly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but that is exactly the word being used to describe flu season 2012-2013. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Information and Resources

Breastfeeding is best for baby and it helps new moms bond with infants. Not every mother will have the perfect breastfeeding experience, but there are support groups that provide helpful information on breastfeeding techniques and forums to discuss breastfeeding problems and solutions. ... read more »

Pandemic Flu May Increase Risk of Death During Pregnancy

A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during pregnancy, according to a new study. According to the Centers for Disease Control, of the nearly 350 women who suffered from severe pandemic flu in 2009, 75 died. ... read more »

IVF Success Rates by Age, 2005

IVF success rates depend mostly on a woman's age ... read more »

CDC Statement on Alcohol and Pregnancy

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Statement on the Consumption of Alcohol ... read more »