Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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Opioids, like fentanyl and oxycodone, are often prescribed for severe pain and can be highly addictive.
March 16, 2021

NIH study links opioids to pregnancy loss

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that women who use opioids while trying to conceive...

Opioids, Pregnancy
Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are focusing on disparities in maternal health in the U.S.
November 17, 2020

The new role of artificial intelligence in NIH pregnancy research

Pregnancy can be an exciting experience for many women. But it also can be difficult and confusing, especially for women...

Pregnancy

Alise and Mike Crutchman with their son, Connor. Alise and Mike remained dedicated to starting a family after their losses.
November 03, 2020

Opening up about pregnancy and loss

Alise Crutchman had been trying to get pregnant for a few months when she finally conceived in 2017. For Alise and...

High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy
The Lanzara family on vacation. From left: Mary, Darryl, Merita, and Luis.
October 08, 2020

A different path to starting a family

Mary Lanzara was 25 years old when her 20-year journey to motherhood began. The New Jersey native became pregnant six months...

High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Women with high-risk pregnancies may meet with their doctors more often.
October 06, 2020

High-risk pregnancy: What you need to know

High-risk pregnancy is when a woman or her unborn baby is at greater risk of problems during pregnancy or delivery. ...

High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy
Cyberbullying includes posting information about others online without their consent.
September 30, 2020

The little-known health effects of bullying

Though bullying can happen at any age, it can be especially difficult for school-age children and teens. It can result...

Bullying

Plus-size women can work with their providers to make a plan for a healthy pregnancy.
September 29, 2020

Healthy pregnancy for plus-size women

Obesity during pregnancy can increase the risk of birth defects and problems with pregnancy or delivery. Longer-term problems can include...

Pregnancy
Women who have been pregnant or breastfed their babies may have a lower risk of early menopause.
September 08, 2020

Breastfeeding and pregnancy could lower risk of early menopause

Breastfeeding can offer many health benefits for women and their babies. Now there's another potential one. A recent study...

Pregnancy

Research supported by NIH is showing new ways to diagnose and treat concussions in children.
July 07, 2020

How concussions affect kids and teens

Concussions among professional athletes have been covered widely in the media. But Christina Master, M.D., co-director of the concussion...

Traumatic Brain Injury
For children and teens, getting treatment within seven days after a concussion can make a big difference in recovery.
June 30, 2020

5 things parents should know about concussions

Brain injury specialist and National Institutes of Health-funded researcher Christina Master, M.D., says new research is changing what we...

Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal Story

Suzanne Chutchian, right, and her daughter Rachel Chutchian-O'Sullivan have both suffered from endometriosis.
February 11, 2020

Inheriting endometriosis

A mother's perspective "How do you measure pain when no one talks about it?" "If you have pain...

Endometriosis, Personal Story
Nicole Strayhorn with her dad.
September 14, 2018

Pushing through life with PCOS

Nicole Strayhorn was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at age 14. After years of struggling with the syndrome, Nicole, now 28,...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Personal Story, Women