- Hospital efforts to save very premature babies vary widely Updated: May-06-15 5:16 pm
They weigh as little as a pound yet force some of the toughest choices in all of medicine. Extremely premature babies face big differences in how hard hospitals try to save them, a study finds.
- Pennsylvania's 1st breast milk bank to open in Pittsburgh Updated: May-06-15 4:44 pm
PITTSBURGH - The first breast milk bank that will service the entire state is set to open in Pittsburgh in late summer or early fall.
- NY enacting workplace pregnancy rights Updated: May-06-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Assembly has passed bills intended to ensure workplace rights for pregnant employees and prohibit sexual harassment at even the smallest businesses.
- Judge allows woman's suit over jail miscarriage to proceed Updated: May-02-15 1:26 pm
HAMMOND, Indiana - A federal judge has ruled that a northern Indiana woman can proceed with her lawsuit alleging negligence in a miscarriage she suffered while in custody.
- Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier Updated: Apr-29-15 6:25 am
BEIJING - Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics - when officials strictly controlled air pollution - gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.
- 3 of 6 nutritional clinics for pregnant women closing Updated: Apr-28-15 11:46 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Health officials in Louisville say cuts are coming to a federal program that helps poor families.
- Florida Legislature adds protections for pregnant women Updated: Apr-24-15 1:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida is making it clear that anti-discrimination laws extend to pregnant women.
- Grant aimed at stopping pregnant smokers in Kentucky Updated: Apr-24-15 4:04 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced a grant to address the issue of women who smoke while pregnant.
- Reno business connects breast milk buyers, suppliers Updated: Apr-23-15 4:03 pm
RENO, Nevada - Twenty-first century technology has opened the door for an ancient practice.
- Thieves burglarize home of new parents of premature baby Updated: Apr-23-15 3:46 am
ATLANTA - A Georgia couple whose daughter arrived two months early went home to find thieves had broken in and stolen most of their possessions.
- Pot shop warnings for pregnant women rejected in Colorado Updated: Apr-22-15 7:21 pm
DENVER - A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women failed Wednesday when Senate Republicans said the first-in-the-nation requirement would be unfair.
- Virginia court: Dad has rights after turkey-baster pregnancy Updated: Apr-21-15 6:07 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A woman who used a turkey baster to impregnate herself is on the losing side of a legal battle over parental rights.
- Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart Updated: Apr-16-15 8:59 am
NEW YORK - For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.
- Autism could be linked with moms' diabetes during pregnancy Updated: Apr-14-15 12:34 pm
CHICAGO - Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women's chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study.
- Natural childbirth expert Sheila Kitzinger dies at 86 Updated: Apr-12-15 11:36 am
LONDON - Anthropologist and childbirth expert Sheila Kitzinger, whose books helped people around the world begin new lives as parents, has died. She was 86.
- Pregnant Syrian refugees fearful of future Updated: Apr-07-15 4:25 am
MAFRAQ, Jordan - Pregnant refugee women living in informal tent settlements are among the most vulnerable of the hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have found shelter in Jordan. They often can't afford doctor visits and face potential health hazards because of lack of running water and other challenges.
- Pot-shop warnings for pregnant women clears Colorado hurdle Updated: Apr-06-15 4:49 pm
DENVER - Saying that pregnant and nursing women need additional education about marijuana, the Colorado House gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill requiring warnings to be posted in pot shops.