Exercising While Pregnant Shown to Improve Overall HealthA new study finds exercising while pregnant is almost always a good idea.
Local Disease Specialists Warn of Zika Virus"In adults, they don't typically have problems; they don't have many symptoms - sometimes just a fever, maybe a rash," he says. "The concern is for pregnant women. That's the big fear."
Abortion and Teen Pregnancy Numbers Drop in IllinoisIn Illinois, more than 40,000 pregnancies were ended surgically in 2013, down about 2.5 percent compared to 2010.
Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination CaseA pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
Study: Do Healthy Women Need an Annual Pelvic Exam?A common part of every woman's yearly check up might be doing more harm than good.
Study: Baby Aspirin Lowers Risk of Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnant WomenThe dangerous condition is characterized by high blood pressure and excessive protein levels in urine during pregnancy.
The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda GeddesSimon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.
Wash. U Study Provides Reassurance To Older MothersAccording to a new Washington University study, there is hope for older mothers-to-be without experiencing congenital malformations.
Local OB-GYN: No Threat From Dental X-RaysIn fact, Scott Williams at the SSM Medical Group says you could receive 50,000 shielded dental x-rays during a pregnancy before causing any harm.
Missouri Teen Birth Rate Falls AgainThe teen birth rate has been falling since 1991. Teen births in Missouri last year totaled nearly 6,400, compared to nearly 7,000 the year before.
CDC: Number of C-Sections No Longer IncreasingThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of C-sections have halted and women, who are having the procedure, are waiting till they are closer to the due date.
SLU Study Recommends Losing Weight Between PregnanciesWomen who lost weight between their pregnancies had a lower risk of having a large baby in the subsequent pregnancy, making the child less susceptible to some diseases.