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Study Investigates the Reason Older Mothers Are at Higher Risk for Complications During Birth

Family structure, size, and even age at which they start have changed drastically over the last several years. In fact, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that women choosing to have a child at the age of 35 or older has risen from just 1.7 percent per 1,000 births to 11. Unfortunately, scientists also believe that this delay in starting a family may be at least partially responsible for the increase of complications during childbirth.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Study Examines the Global Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Despite the studies out there touting the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, it maintains a concerning prevalence. Yet no one really knew just how devastating the numbers really were. A new study, conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and published in The Lancet Global Health, has given us a clear but disheartening analysis.

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10 Tips For Adding More Iron To Your Diet During Pregnancy

Necessary for the production and health of red blood cells, iron is a vital nutrient. It is especially important for women who are pregnant because it ensures that both you and baby are getting the oxygen you need. Unfortunately, around half of all pregnant women suffer from some form of anemia. Protect the health of you and your baby by learning how to add more iron into your diet.

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Can You Predict the Sex of Your Baby?

Predicting the sex of a baby has been a fascinating debate that has spawned many theories. Some believe that carrying your bump low indicates a boy, while others think that a quick fetal heartbeat indicates it’s a girl. But none of these theories have proven scientific evidence as backup.

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Daily Folic Acid Supplement Still Recommended to Prevent Birth Defects

We’ve heard this before, and a new report confirms it: the United States Preventive Service Task Force recommends a daily supplement of folic acid for women looking to get pregnant.

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Study: 40% Of Advertisements Depict Unsafe Sleeping Environments For Infants

Often when I’m looking for images to accompany our articles it can be a challenge to find one where a baby is in a safe sleeping space. Many of the stock photo companies have pictures of newborns sleeping on their tummies in overdressed cribs with pillows, blankets, and toys. All things that are recommended against by the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents are often inundated by many of the same images when magazines feature a celebrity’s nursery.

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Pregnant Natalie Portman Steps Out For Lunch In Los Feliz

Natalie Portman was spotted out for lunch in Los Feliz, California on Thursday December 15, 2016.

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Study Finds No Increased Autism Risk from Flu, Flu Shot During Pregnancy

A new study published in Tuesday’s issue of JAMA Pediatrics reputes earlier, smaller studies that hinted at an association between serious viral and maternal fever from flu and an increased risk of autism. This newest study examined health records of more than 196,929 children born at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California between 2000 and 2010.

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Study: The Flu Shot Can Be Hard To Get For Moms-To-Be

Few things are worse than getting sick while you are pregnant because you are so limited to what you can take to get better. While the CDC recommends that pregnant women get a flu shot during any trimester of their pregnancy to protect themselves and their newborn babies from flu, some moms-to-be women are finding this hard to do.

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Six Moms Pose For Beautiful Photo To Celebrate Their ‘Rainbow Babies’

In a very powerful photo, six moms, Heather Terranova, Hillary Funk, Kaila Marie, Sara Markivee, Ashley Jones Behrle and Hannah Peltonen posed among clouds of bright powder for Alex Bolen to celebrate their ‘rainbow babies.’

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Natalie Portman Attends 30th Israel Film Festival Gala

Natalie Portman posed for the cameras as she walked the red carpet at the 30th Israel Film Festival Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, November 10,2016.