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Milk Straight From Breast Best for Baby's Weight

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk from the bottle may not have as many benefits for a baby's weight as feeding straight from the breast, a new study suggests.

Homelessness Takes Toll on Kids' Health Even Before They're Born

MONDAY, Sept. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Homelessness threatens young children's health, even if it occurs while they're still in the womb, a new study shows.

Obamacare May Have Boosted Access to Birth Control

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, may close a big gap in women's access to reproductive health care, a new study suggests.

Elective Labor Induction May Cut C-Section Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds.

Moms Who Smoked as Teens More Likely to Deliver Smaller Babies

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's risk of having a baby with a low birth weight is higher if she starts smoking in her teens, a new study suggests.

Obesity Could Set Stage for Heart Issues in Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young pregnant women who are obese may face a higher risk of changes in heart structure and function, a small new study suggests.

Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy Help Kids of Women With Epilepsy

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk.

For Breast-feeding Working Moms, Co-Workers' Support Is Key

SATURDAY, July 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The support of co-workers is crucial for new mothers who want to continue breast-feeding after returning to work, a new study finds.

To Fight Childhood Obesity, Moms to the Rescue

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Moms can play a big role in combating America's childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend.

Health Tip: Getting Prenatal Tests

(HealthDay News) -- Prenatal testing and care is a good idea throughout pregnancy to make sure the pregnant woman and the fetus stay healthy.