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How Parents' Age and Behavior Can Affect Health of Baby

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Older father holding a crying baby.
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Children of older fathers may have mental health issues later


Man smoking cigarette.
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Secondhand smoke may cause a miscarriage


Parents with newborn baby.
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C-section births may be linked to obesity later in life


Young woman taking pain reliever.
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Women's use of acetaminophen during pregnancy may affect behavioral health of child


Couple during pregnancy.
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A mom's attitude during pregnancy may affect weight gain


Allison Bush

Allison Bush

Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.