Missouri Sees High Mortality Rates for Pregnant WomenState figures show that about 15 percent of Missouri women smoked during pregnancy in 2015. Nationally the rate is less than 8.5 percent.
Risk Of Stillbirth Doubled By Moms Sleeping On Backs, Study SaysResearchers in Great Britain say the common sleeping position can double the risk of stillbirth during the third trimester.
No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe During Pregnancy, Study FindsA small amount of alcohol consumed during pregnancy can result in the child suffering from high levels of anxiety after birth.
National Birth Control Packaging Error Could Cause Unplanned PregnanciesThe non-hormonal placebos tablets were placed out of sequence, and may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.
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.