Folic acid supplements taken four to eight weeks before pregnancy appear to lower the risk of autism, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A new study, published recently in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy were at higher risk of end-stage kidney disease - requiring dialysis or kidney
Miscarriage is a heartbreaking - and common - risk of pregnancy. There are many reasons why a pregnancy does not remain viable, yet for some women who experience recurring miscarriages, a specific cause can often not be determined.
Regular exercise before and during pregnancy could help women who develop preeclampsia, say researchers from the University of Oregon.
A new clinical opinion paper, "Planned Home Birth: The Professional Responsibility Response" determines how a caregiver should respond to a request for a planned home birth.
Pregnant women are justifiably wary of any potential harm to their baby and many women ask me about getting the flu shot during pregnancy. We recommend it. Three years ago there was concern about H1N1 and many women were anxious about the virus and the flu shot.
Whooping cough, a deadly respiratory illness that was once on the wane, is making a comeback in Canada.
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