Common Pesticides May Increase Autism Risk Near Farms

Is it dangerous to live too close to a farm? Image by Sgarton

New research shows a link between common pesticides and autism in children whose mothers live within one mile of non-organic farms.

TCM: The Gentle Approach to Infertility Treatment

There are many causes of infertility, each of which must be treated in a different way; image courtesy of  Mikael Häggström

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient, respected practice for families trying to conceive. Can TCM treat infertility issues in men and women?

Factors That May Influence Your Pregnancy Due Date

Were you born a big baby? Your pregnancy may last a little longer than other women. Image by Karpato Gabor.

Many factors in your life may influence your due date when you’re pregnant – and healthy pregnancy length can vary more widely than doctors expected.

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How Eating Disorders Affect Pregnancy and Birth

What you eat and how you eat is very important when you're pregnant - for the sake of your health and your unborn baby's health. Image by earl 53.

New research shows that eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, during pregnancy can be very unhealthy, both for the mother and to the unborn infant.

Pregnancy in Ancient Rome

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What was pregnancy like in ancient Rome? Early gynecologist Soranus had some interesting ideas about pregnancy problems and health solutions.

Depression in Pregnancy: Social Factors in PostPartum Depression

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Many women experience postpartum depression, some even starting during pregnancy. How prevalent are the ‘baby blues’ and what causes depressive symptoms in pregnant women?

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy: Don’t Touch That Litter Box!

One way to prevent getting this parasite is by washing your hands with soap and water. Image by Maria Francia & Boris Striepen, University of Georgia.

When you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to do is go near a litter box. Not just because of the smell: Toxoplasmosis is a danger to you and your baby.

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Depression in Pregnancy Linked to Depression in Babies Later in Life

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If you’re depressed while pregnant, your unborn child may grow up to become depressed as well. Seek treatment to help yourself and your baby.

Best Pregnancy Photos: Tips From Professional Photographers

Short dresses can work for pregnancy photos as long as you have nothing to hide. Photo by Karen Cooper.

To avoid wasting money on a failed shoot and to feel beautiful in your pregnancy photos make sure to use these tips for your first photography session.

How to De-Stress During Pregnancy: Relaxed Mom, Calm Baby

Calm Mom, Calm Baby.  Image by Cristina Fox

Studies have shown that the Mom’s moods affect her developing fetus; both benefit from regular relaxation practice to reduce stress during pregnancy.