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Do Sugary Sodas During Pregnancy Lead to Childhood Asthma?

Drinking soda during pregnancy can lead to your child developing asthma during their elementary-school years.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Gestational Diabetes and Congenital Heart Defects

Mothers that keep blood sugar levels in check during pregnancy may help prevent serious heart conditions in children.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How to Reduce Your Risk of a Cesarean Birth

Learn about why c-sections are performed and things you can do to make them less likely.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

First Trimester Exposure to Anti-Thyroid Drugs Associated with Birth Defects

A study finds that the combination of two anti-thyroid medications during the first trimester can harm your baby before they’re even born.

By Stephanie Stephens

Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

By Mary Shomon

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

By Mary Shomon

A Royal Thyroid Problem? Severe Morning Sickness and the Thyroid

In some cases, severe morning sickness while pregnant can be the result of thyroid dysfunction.

By Mary Shomon

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

Essential Vaccines for Moms-to-Be

Making sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations before you become pregnant, and get two essential vaccines while you’re expecting.

By Sophie Ramsey

Your Sleep Position May Influence Stillbirth Risk

Research suggests that sleeping on your back can significantly increase stillbirth risk from the third trimester onwards.

By Martin Reed