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Study: U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart

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.

04/16/2015

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4D Ultrasounds Show What Happens When Pregnant Women Smoke

Ultrasound images have gotten so good that many pregnant women are getting 4D scans made for keepsakes, but a new study says those high-def scans can actually shed light on the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant.

03/24/2015

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First Baby of 2015? It’s a Secret in Many Places

Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year’s first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.

01/01/2015

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‘Infant Cocooning’ Becoming More Popular Among New Parents

The idea is to immunize everyone who comes into contact with the baby.

09/04/2014

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Doctors to Parents: Start Reading to Kids Early

The nation’s largest pediatricians’ group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy.

06/24/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

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Utah Woman Arrested After 7 Dead Babies Found

Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

04/13/2014

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Home Births Still Rising, Driven by White Moms

Home births have risen to their highest level in about four decades but are still only a fraction of all births, according to a new government report released Tuesday.

03/04/2014

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Fertility Doctors Aim to Lower Rate of Twin Births

In the five years since the “Octomom” case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.

12/02/2013

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More Babies Share Parents’ Beds Despite SIDS Risks

The government’s latest infant bed-sharing numbers show a troubling trend: the percentage of U.S. babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled since the early 1990s, despite public health messages linking the practice with sudden infant death syndrome.

09/30/2013

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