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Dads, Kids Spend 7 Times More Quality Time than in the 1970s

Fathers are far more engaged with their children than they were four decades ago, according to a new British study that found that dads spend seven times as much time with their kids as they did during the 1970s. More from the Guardian:<p>While the time focused on their offspring still comes in at a …

Early, Induced Labor Rate Falling in U.S.

The number of women who are having labor medically induced before their due dates is on the decline, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--good news for the health of babies who may face risks if born prematurely. The rate of premature Cesarean sections is also …

New Technology Could Allow Surgery on the Unborn

Some birth defects, including spina bifida, may soon become correctable conditions, if a new robotic technology that can perform surgery on a growing fetus comes to fruition. The technology, which is a tiny robotic arm, is currently under development by British researchers, as CNN reports:<p>Spina …

Overweight Women May Have Uterine 'Switch' that Makes C-Section More Likely

Pregnant women who are overweight may have an electrical "switch" in their uterine muscle that makes Cesarean section delivery more likely, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. The switch is believed to play a role in the progression of labor, and in overweight …

Autism Linked to Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who are exposed to chemical pesticides, especially those used to treat large farm fields, may be more likely to have babies who are later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental delay. A new study conducted at the University of California Davis …

Study: Lifestyle Factors May Not Affect Sperm Shape, Size

Many men who are facing "male factor infertility" because their sperm's size and shape is not of a high enough quality to fertilize a woman's egg and help her become pregnant turn to lifestyle changes like losing weight or quitting smoking or drinking alcohol. But a new study published in the …

C-Section May Raise Risk of Later Pregnancy Loss

Women who have a Cesarean section may, if they become pregnant again, face a slightly elevated risk of either an ectopic pregnancy or a stillbirth--but not a miscarriage, according to a new study of Danish mothers.<p>Recent research has also linked c-section delivery to an elevated risk that a child …

Pretty vs. Pregnant: chiropractic practice for pregnancy back pain

This week our expectant beauty columnist, Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith, finds that pregnancy-induced back pain leads her to making a new spine-relieving saviour<p>BY <b>Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith</b> | 13 May 2014<p>A few weeks ago I wrote that I had, "never been to a chiropractor...". Now, low and behold, after a …

Stressed During Pregnancy? Play Some Music

You don't need me to tell you that pregnancy and stress can go hand-in-hand. Wondering if there's a way to keep your blood pressure from …

Active Pregnancy Helps Achieve Normal Childbirth

If there weren't already enough reasons to stay active during pregnancy, a new study in the UK shows that women with higher activity levels are more …

Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Child

Regular exercise leads to adequate gestational weight gain, lower risk of excessive gain.<p>Pretty much everyone knows about the importance of good nutrition and adequate weight gain during pregnancy. Less is known about the potential health risks, to both mother and child, of excessive weight gain. …

Sales of pregnancy tests rising in North Korea

Sales of pregnancy testing kits are rising in border regions of North Korea, Daily NK has learned.<p>Contraception and abortion are both illegal in North Korea. In North Korea's patriarchal society, use of such kits had long been limited, but the desire to take control of pregnancies in recent years …

Your Brain On: Pregnancy

“Pregnancy brain is real,” <b>Savannah Guthrie</b>, expectant mom and <i>Today</i> show co-host, tweeted after she made an on-air goof about the date. And she’s …

Pregnancy

How Much Pregnancy Weight Should You Really Gain?

In a recent blog post, <b>Savannah Guthrie</b>, host of the <i>Today</i> show and expectant mom, protested the idea that healthy pregnant women should be scolded for …

Pregnancy

Can Yoga Help Relieve Back Pain in Pregnancy?

In a word -- absolutely! Read on to learn how yoga can bring strength and flexibility to your body and mind, relieving back pain in the process.<p>You may have seen advertisements for prenatal yoga classes around your town, or perhaps you've heard from a girlfriend or family member that "you've got to …

Yoga

8 Secrets to a Happier and Healthier Pregnancy

In pregnancy, every day makes for a new and mystifying adventure.<p>As our bodies do the work of creating precious life, we may become uneasy or overwhelmed at times. So it's up to us to take care of ourselves, and do what makes us feel good.<p>Accordingly, here are eight secrets to a happier and …