New Cars Designed Specifically for Moms

Car developers in the UK are formulating production model cars with the pregnant driver and passenger in mind. The new model is called Expecting, and plans to change how automobiles are designed to increase the safety of pregnant drivers and passengers. ... read more »

Multi-Drug Treatment Reduces Mother to Infant HIV Transmission Risk

Recent research reveals using multiple drugs after birth greatly reduces the risk of infant HIV infection. ... read more »

Exercise in Pregnancy Leads to More Normal Baby's Birthweight

Mothers who choose to exercise during their pregnancies give birth to normal birth weight babies more often, according to a new study. The choice to exercise is also healthy for mom. ... read more »

Safety of Using Antibiotics During Pregnancy

Are some antibiotics safer than others to use during pregnancy? And which ones are safe according to the category? ... read more »

Is MRSA during Pregnancy a Serious Problem?

A friend of mine is in a difficult situation currently. She is excitedly pregnant with her first child, but her elderly father is in the hospital after a severe heart attack. If that wasn’t difficult enough for her, she also just found this weekend that he has MRSA. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. ... read more »

Missing Protein Reverses Brain Disease

Doctors believe that in utero therapy for children diagnosed with Lissencephaly could improve brain disease. ... read more »

Thyroid Medications In Pregnancy

Thyroid medication in pregnancy includes medications given for too low of a thyroid function (hypothyroidism) and medications given for too much thyroid function (hyperthyroidism). ... read more »

Alternatives to Antibiotics During Pregnancy

When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic it is important to understand why you should take it. You also may want to discuss with your doctor alternatives. ... read more »

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy

Aspartame is the artificial sweetener found in NutraSweet, Equal, and most diet soft drinks and other sugar-free treats, and it's considered safe when consumed in moderate amounts. ... read more »

Nutrition and Food For Fertility and During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, changes in hormones can cause a woman's immune system to become suppressed, so that it is harder to fight off infections. ... read more »

How Safe is Breastfeeding with Pierced Nipples?

Having the nipples pierced is not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding. There have been no reported cases of women who were unable to breastfeed because of a piercing. ... read more »

What You Can And What You Cannot Do In Pregnancy

You can do many  things during your pregnancy to help improve your and your baby's health. You can also avoid risks that can complicate a pregnancy. ... read more »

Baby Gear and Safety: Choosing a Safe Rattle

Buying a rattle for baby as a gift or for your own infant seems like a harmless and inexpensive choice. Babies place everything in their mouths so rattles are both functional and fun. ... read more »

Co-Bedding Safety Issues

Parents tend to choose co-bedding as a solution to late night crying and sleep deprivation. While co-bedding may help solve these problems, some experts report that the baby is at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome and accidental death when sleeping beside a parent. ... read more »

Tips for Preventing SIDS

SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, describes an infant death with an unknown cause. While doctors and researchers may not be able to pinpoint the reason for death in SIDS cases, they have compiled a list of tips to prevent SIDS from occurring with your baby. ... read more »

Bed Rest May Cause More Harm Than Good

Bed rest is commonly used as a treatment for preterm labor. According to a report published in Biological Research for Nursing, bed rest may cause more harm than good to a pregnant woman and the unborn fetus. ... read more »

3 Household Threats You May Not Realize Could Hurt Baby

Do eat healthy whole foods, but make sure you wash them to prevent Listeria infection and other food borne illnesses. ... read more »

Vaccination During Pregnancy Against Influenza (H1N1) is Safe For The Fetus

In this study, exposure to an adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1)  vaccine during pregnancy was not associated with a significantly increased risk of major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction. ... read more »

Disposing of Your Baby’s Mercury Thermometer

You should not be using this thermometer on your own baby, because mercury is extremely dangerous to human health. Your baby will be fine if you’ve used it a few times, but there is a high risk that the glass could break and mercury could spread into your home. ... read more »