A Change of Address During Early Pregnancy May Not Be Best for Baby

New research finds that switching homes during the first three months of pregnancy is tied to an increased risk that a baby will be born prematurely or at a low birth weight.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving

Babies born very early—between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy—are more likely to survive now than a decade or so ago, new research shows.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth

Problems with brain wiring in premature babies appear to arise months before they are born, a small study suggests.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Mom's Singing Helps Preemies Breathe Easier

The soothing sound of mom singing may help premature newborns breathe easier, a new review finds.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if women paid attention to three risk factors that are under their control, new research suggests.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood

a new study suggests "kangaroo mother care" may extend and enhance the lives of preemies.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

U.S. Spends Billions on Preterm Births Linked to Smog

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of preterm birth, and the consequences may be costing the United States more than $4 billion a year, a new study estimates.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Premature Babies May Face Anesthesia Risks into Young Adulthood

Children born prematurely may be at risk for complications from anesthesia and sedation at least into young adulthood, a new study suggests.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

The Power of Donated Breast Milk

More hospitals accepting breast milk donations to give to premature babies.

Your Health

Are These Children More Likely to Face Bullying?

Extremely low birth weight infants face higher odds of being bullied in childhood, a new study suggests.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Preterm Birth May Raise Autism Risk

According to a new study, very premature infants may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with autism by age 4, although the research questions just how high the odds are.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Premature Baby Care Tips

You're over the moon that baby is here. But when that bundle of joy arrives early, it can throw you a curveball. Here are tips for caring for a premature baby.

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