May 14, 2013 — A baby's delivery may not be covered for women insured as dependents on their parents' plans, even though office visits and prenatal care would be. Although the health care overhaul mostly improves coverage for young adults, it also leaves some odd holes in coverage.
Apr 18, 2013 — The study looked at about 10,000 British children born at the turn of this century and found no developmental problems among those whose mothers drank moderately during pregnancy. But even the study's authors caution that abstaining from alcohol is still best for mothers-to-be.
Jan 7, 2013 — Two decades ago, about 10 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. lasted 42 weeks or longer. Today, about 5 percent last that long. What happened?
Dec 24, 2012 — The only women who have gotten pregnant with an ovarian transplant are cancer patients at great risk of losing their fertility. But a handful of doctors are now doing the procedure for patients trying to beat their biological clocks.
Dec 3, 2012 — Technology now exists that makes it possible for doctors to decipher the entire genetic code of a newborn. Should it be done? What about fetuses in the womb? That's now a possibility, and it's stirring intense debate.
Nov 21, 2012 — Ultrasound often catches fetuses opening their mouths, but whether they're really yawning or not has been up for debate. Now, with some fancy ultrasound techniques, scientists have show that babies do indeed yawn in the womb.
Aug 28, 2012 — If human newborns came out as fully developed as chimp babies, human pregnancy would have to last at least twice as long. In a new theory, researchers argue that how much energy mothers can spare is the key factor in how long pregnancy lasts.
Jun 27, 2012 — A woman over 40 who uses eggs donated by a younger woman has essentially the same chance of having a baby as she would have had in her 20s. That's according to a large new study that looked at the success rates of multiple IVF treatments for nearly 250,000 women across age groups.
Apr 18, 2012 — The state's Legislature voted to spend government funds on prenatal care for illegal immigrants. The governor vetoed the legislation, but some lawmakers are looking to override the veto in a vote on Wednesday.
Apr 9, 2012 — Half of the mothers in the study had a child with an autism spectrum disorder, while the rest had a child with a developmental delay unrelated to autism, or no developmental problem. But an author of the study says it's not clear whether there's any connection between rising obesity rates and the increasing number of children diagnosed with autism.