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Carey Rossi

Carey Rossi is an independent journalist who covers all aspects of health—nutrition, fitness, wellness, and medical stories. She is a former news editor for Prevention magazine and a founding editor of Muscle & Fitness Hers. A self-proclaimed science geek, she combs scientific journals everyday, then shares her findings with her 5-year-old son. Visit her online at careyrossi.com.

Here’s something you probably didn’t think to put in your birth plan: If a C-section is performed, close with sutures (stitches), not staples. It could make a difference in your recovery, says a new study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University examine...

While we once thought of the placenta as a sterile environment, it turns out the baby-nourishing organ contains a whole microenvironment of bacteria—one that resembles your mouth, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine. Cool, huh?When researchers looked at 320 placentas,...

You’ve read about the many benefits of breastfeeding, but new research finds yet another reason for Baby to latch on: heart health for the rest of her life.Researchers examined nearly 7,000 men and women between 24 and 32-years-old, measuring a key indicator of inflammation (C-reactive protei...

Ready for some crazy stats? One in five women have taken an opioid (a heavy-duty painkiller like codeine or hydrocodone) during pregnancy, according to a recent Obstetrics & Gynecology study that looked at pregnant Medicaid recipients. And 14 percent of of commercially-insured women did the...

It’s not often you read good news about antidepressants and new motherhood, but here it is: the medication may help you stick with breastfeeding.Australian researchers looked at 368 women who were taking antidepressants before becoming pregnant, using data from the Danish National Birth Cohor...

You’re familiar with low-dose aspirin’s blood-thinning properties, but what can it do for you during pregnancy?First off, baby aspirin is sometimes given to women who have had multiple pregnancy losses during their first trimester, the theory being that clotting disorders can cause pregnanc...

We all appreciate clean, smoke-free air, right? (That's more true than ever during pregnancy.) Well, now it looks like there's even more reason to support smoking bans. Researchers analyzed 11 studies that took place in the U.S. and Europe, involving more than 2.5 million births and nearly 250,...

Pay attention to the Weather Channel as we approach the warmer months of the year. Too much heat could result in an early delivery, suggests a recent study in the journal Epidemiology.Canadian researchers looked at the records of 219,319 live births in relation to temperature, and found that heat wa...