One more reason to lose weight

It has long been known that being overweight poses health risks to women of childbearing age. Now a new study says this excess weight also may affect their children—and not just their weight. The research, presented at the American Heart … Continue reading

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Yes—you need a flu shot this fall

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get flu shots. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have upheld the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy.

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Is a little alcohol OK?

You may have heard about a recent study that found drinking alcohol during and beyond the first trimester of pregnancy doesn’t raise the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight or size, or maternal high blood pressure. But before you open that bottle of wine, consider this.

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