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Water Births May be Risky, Doctors' Groups Say

How long a healthy pregnancy lasts can vary by as much as five weeks, even when doctors precisely determined the date of conception, a new study suggests.

Although the length Read More >>>

Nearly 1 in 4 Women Are Obese Before Pregnancy

Nearly 1 in 4 women now are obese when they become pregnant, according to a new study that includes information from most of the United States.

Researchers analyzed birth certificates from 36 states Read More >>>

The Best Ways to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

For some women, that joyful time when a warm and snuggly newborn has finally arrived can be mixed with emotions about the changes in their own bodies, and many of these women have questions about how Read More >>>

How to Gain Weight During Pregnancy, the Healthy Way

Gaining weight during pregnancy is both natural and essential. But limiting the weight gained during pregnancy to a healthy amount is a whole other story, and the old adage "eating for two" certainly Read More >>>