Pregnancy

Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace offers expecting parents a personalized birthing experience in a homelike environment. The Family BirthPlace boasts the area's first LDRP (labor, delivery, recover and postpartum) suites, private birthing locales that can accommodate an overnight guest, a private whirlpool tub and shower, room for visiting family members and much more. For more information, visit http://www.sfmc.net/service/women-childrens-services/family-birthplace/

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Pregnancy

Girls whose moms were overweight or had high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to enter puberty early, a large new study suggests.

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Pregnancy

Pregnant women who take certain antidepressants may unknowingly compromise the brain development of their child, researchers suggest.

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Pregnancy

Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are apt to have breathing issues in childhood and beyond, a new study has found.

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Pregnancy

A new study of pregnant women in the Caribbean further confirms that Zika virus causes birth defects, particularly if infection occurs early in pregnancy.

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Pregnancy

Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well-known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new government report shows.

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Pregnancy

After hours of grueling labor, mothers-to-be are often thirsty and hungry. But hospital nurses usually restrict them to ice chips.

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