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Docs Want Women to Plan How Many Kids They’ll Have

The American College of Obstetricians (AGOC) has something to say about reproductive life planning: The group believes that all healthcare providers, and especially OBGYNs, have a significant role to play in helping to determine how many kids, if any, their patients have.

Is There Such Thing as a Blizzard Baby Boom?

If you were in the Northeast this weekend, snowed-in thanks to the record-breaking Storm Jonas, we have an idea or two of what you were up to. Or should we say, the baby you tried to make? In about, say, nine or so months, we bet there may be an uptick in births, thanks to a blizzard baby boom.

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Could Lead to Infant Death

It's no secret that obesity is an epidemic, one that's attached to so many health issues and complications. But here's something you might not know about obesity: Recent research indicates that it's linked to infant death—even if you're obese before getting pregnant.

Eating Potatoes Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Doesn't the list of what you should and shouldn't consume during, and even before, pregnancy seems so long? Well, you might want to add another food to the list: the seemingly harmless potato.

Study Finds Dad's Diet Can Affect Infant Health

Heads up, to-be dads: It turns out the health of your baby might not just be determined by what the mother eats. A recent study finds that information about a father's weight can be transmitted to his child via his sperm.

The Story Behind the First Home Pregnancy Test

I still remember the first time I took a home pregnancy test. It would be the first of eight sticks I peed on that day, to confirm that I was really, truly, (could this seriously be happening?!) pregnant. In the midst of my acute state of shock, it never occurred to me that years ago, finding out if your life would change forever was a lot more complicated.

How a Common Gene Problem Leads to Early Miscarriage

It's easy to forget just how amazing it is that our bodies are capable of creating life, especially given how many things—through no fault of our own—can go wrong during pregnancy.

Fertility Pill Clomid Beats Femera in Live Births

It's rare to have an easy answer when it comes to understanding—and fixing—the causes of infertility. The medical community is continually working on ways to improve fertility options for women and couples, but a recent study found that a tried-and-true standard of treatment produced more live births than a newer option.

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up To Tyra About Fertility

If you don't already have a girl crush on Sports Illustrated Model and soon-to-be author Chrissy Teigen you're about to. Infamous for showing the unglamorous part of what seems like a pretty magical life from the outside, Chrissy got real about her fertility struggles with Tyra Banks on an episode of FABLife, set to air this Monday.

The Wrong Diet Could Harm Your Future Baby

Eating a healthy diet is an important goal for most pregnant women, but what about pre-pregnancy nutrition? A new study is indicating that women should probably be thinking about what's on their plates well before they try for a baby.