Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institute have found that gestational diabetes raises…

Should you bank your baby’s cord blood?

Should you bank your baby’s cord blood?

Expectant parents (including my own children) often ask me about banking their newborn’s cord blood. They see a lot of…

Morning sickness doesn’t pose health threat for most pregnant women

Morning sickness doesn’t pose health threat for most pregnant women

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m 15 weeks pregnant and have had horrible morning sickness from the beginning of…

Are vaccines safe for pregnant moms?

Are vaccines safe for pregnant moms?

The Kid’s Doctor August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to discuss childhood vaccines, but it’s also…

Research hints at a nutritional strategy for reducing autism risk

Research hints at a nutritional strategy for reducing autism risk

Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent…

Putting It to the Test

Putting It to the Test

Navigating genetic screening before and during pregnancy By Carroll ColeSequencing the human genome has led to new advances in genetic testing…

Diagnostic approaches to female infertility

Diagnostic approaches to female infertility

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Joan Bengtson, M.D. Q: What kind of tests will help me find…

Varicose veins common during pregnancy

Varicose veins common during pregnancy

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Jeffrey Ecker, M.D. Q: Are there any risks for women with varicose…

Zika, Pregnancy and Microcephaly: What You Need to Know

Zika, Pregnancy and Microcephaly: What You Need to Know

By Alicia Rohan www.awellnessupdate.com As concerns about the Zika virus rise among women of childbearing age in the United States,…

Why Pregnant Women Should Avoid Artificially Sweetened Beverages

Why Pregnant Women Should Avoid Artificially Sweetened Beverages

By Claire McCarthy, M.D. Harvard Health Blog For a while now, research has shown that when pregnant women gain a…