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Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Bigger Babies
Being obese during pregnancy may raise the likelihood of your infant being apparently bigger, according to a new study.
Artificially Sweetened Drinks During Pregnancy
Artificial sweeteners have become increasingly common. A new study looked at the link between artificial sweetener intake during pregnancy and baby's body mass index (BMI).
Pregnancy Problems Tied to Bigger Babies
Obesity during pregnancy and gestational diabetes may be tied to overly large babies at six months' pregnancy, a new study found.
An In-Depth Look at Childhood Obesity
With nearly one-third of all US children ages 2 to 19 currently overweight or obese, childhood obesity has become an epidemic. Fortunately, this condition is preventable in many cases.
Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Heart rhythm disorders affect more than 2 million Americans. The most common of these disorders is atrial fibrillation (AFib) — and it may affect women differently than men.
A Weighty Matter for Those Wanting to Get Pregnant
Losing weight may need to be a priority for heavier women who are thinking about getting pregnant.
Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery Before Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but many women have a few anxious moments. Women who have had weight loss surgery may have more anxious moments than others. Some of those moments, however, may not be warranted.
Quit Smoking for Your Kids' Health
Almost any parent would like to help his or her children be healthier. For those parents or future parents who smoke, here's another reason to quit.
Normal Weight Moms Had Healthier Babies
Being healthy doesn't just benefit you — it may benefit your child, too. Mothers-to-be who maintain a healthy weight may boost their child's health as well.
Mother's Weight Tied to Future Child's Health
Could a mother's weight before pregnancy affect her future child's health? A new study suggests so.