- Woman gives birth in brother's car on way to hospital Updated: Apr-30-16 5:03 pm
ALOHA, Oregon - An Aloha woman is recovering after her son couldn't wait for a scheduled C-section to be born.
- Doulas help pregnant inmates give birth, say goodbye Updated: Apr-25-16 1:29 pm
WETUMPKA, Alabama - Harley Ezelle gently rocked back and forth on a yoga ball in a meeting room at Tutwiler Prison as the woman next to her helped set her legs for maximum balance.
- NY: Insurers must pay for maternal depression screening Updated: Apr-25-16 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state will soon require health insurers to cover depression screening for pregnant women and new mothers.
- Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action Updated: Apr-20-16 12:59 pm
OAK LAWN, Illinois - It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive - and it can be heart-wrenching to watch.
- Lawsuit alleges abuse in county jail caused miscarriage Updated: Apr-19-16 11:52 am
CHARLESTON, Missouri - A former inmate at the Mississippi County Detention Center filed a lawsuit claiming she was abused while pregnant and that abuse caused her to miscarry in December 2014.
- Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women Updated: Apr-18-16 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.
- Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US Updated: Apr-17-16 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON - A top public health official says there's been no local transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy "is not even an issue for discussion at this point."
- CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects Updated: Apr-13-16 8:02 pm
NEW YORK - Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
- US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is Updated: Apr-11-16 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.
- Maine to get $6M to help expand home visits for moms, kids Updated: Apr-10-16 8:33 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The federal Health Resources and Services Administration is giving nearly $6 million to Maine in support of home visits for mothers and infants.
- Hawaii mulls exempting breastfeeding mothers from jury duty Updated: Apr-08-16 10:52 pm
HONOLULU - Marybeth Baldwin said she worried about how she'd be able to breastfeed her baby after being summoned for jury duty.
- NYC teacher who poisoned, drowned her 2 kids is convicted Updated: Apr-08-16 1:46 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City teacher who poisoned her two young children with windshield wiper fluid and then drowned them has been convicted of manslaughter.
- Poll: Some key gaps in Americans' knowledge about Zika virus Updated: Apr-07-16 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans don't know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S., according to a new poll that found about 4 in 10 say they've heard little to nothing about the mosquito-borne threat.
- Birth Boot Camp courses come to Cheyenne Updated: Apr-06-16 2:05 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Laura Simpson knew she wanted to give birth without medication, and she wanted to be prepared.
- Pre-term babies have a better chance at survival today Updated: Apr-02-16 12:19 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - At age 11, A'Taliya Bass has already started to write her first book. She calls it "Forget the Looks," a collection of her thoughts about inclusion and acceptance.
- Doctors applaud end of Tennessee's fetal assault law Updated: Apr-01-16 5:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Brittany Hudson was pregnant, addicted to painkillers and afraid of a Tennessee law that calls for the arrest of mothers of drug-dependent babies. She eventually gave birth without medical help, on the side of a road in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
- Michigan gets $8 million to help pregnant women, children Updated: Apr-01-16 12:21 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is getting nearly $8 million to help offer assistance at home to women during pregnancy and families with young children.