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Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

06/30/2015 - Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

06/25/2015 - Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study

06/22/2015 - But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

06/22/2015 - Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

06/17/2015 - Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

06/17/2015 - Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years

06/17/2015 - CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

06/16/2015 - Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

06/16/2015 - But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

06/09/2015 - Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

06/09/2015 - Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study

06/08/2015 - Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds

06/05/2015 - Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines

06/05/2015 - Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show

06/04/2015 - Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

06/03/2015 - Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says

06/02/2015 - Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

05/26/2015 - Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

05/26/2015 - Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

05/22/2015 - Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

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If you are pregnant or have a heavy menstrual period, you may need an iron supplement. A 2007 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women moderately deficient in iron had difficulties with memory and learning, but that an iron supplement resolved the problems. Pregnancy and heavy periods are two causes of iron deficiency.