Prevention

Latest

An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

By Lara DeSanto

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

By Lara DeSanto

6 Things to Know About Zika Virus During Pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.

By Eileen Bailey

Gestational Diabetes Can Cause Heart Defects

If you devlop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, it's vital that you keep blood sugar levels in check to prevent serious heart conditions in your child.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Which Shots Do You Need When You’re Pregnant?

Certain vaccines will protect you and your baby during your pregnancy and afterward. Learn which ones to get and when.

By Sophie Ramsey

Prenatal Care: The Basics

If you’re newly pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you’re likely curious: What exactly is involved in prenatal care?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How Parents' Age and Behavior Can Affect Health of Baby

Researchers at Indiana University at Bloomington have published a study concluding that children of older fathers (45 years or older) may be at more risk of developing psychiatric problems, such as bipolar disorder, autism, psychosis, or ADHD, than c...

By Allison Bush