pregnancy

Murder-suicide plot thwarted in PA county

An officer from the New York City Police Department called Pocono Mountain Firearms on Friday to warn them of a suicidal woman and her baby who might be on their way to the store.

Can a 'fertility diet' really help you conceive?

When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there's a diet that claims it can boost a woman's chances of having a baby.

Study: Infection in womb increases autism, depression risks

Children born to women who had a severe infection during pregnancy, such as sepsis, flu or pneumonia, show an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and depression, new research finds. Yet those exposed to even a relatively minor urinary tract infection in utero also experienced an increased risk of such disorders.

Celebrities who gave birth after 40

Janet Jackson, Alanis Morissette and Halle Berry are just a few recent celebrities who've joined a growing list of stars who have given birth later in life. 

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says

Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.