Pregnancy

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 By collecting data from thousands of pregnant people, NIH researchers hope to paint a clearer picture of what a healthy pregnancy looks like.
July 11, 2022

PregSource: Using input from pregnant people to uncover the secrets of pregnancy

What is PregSource?  PregSource®: Crowdsourcing to Understand Pregnancy is a research project that collects data about pregnancy from the...

Pregnancy
Mavis Stephens, who lost two babies to preeclampsia complications, speaks out about the condition to help other women.
December 16, 2021

Mother spreads awareness after multiple preeclampsia diagnoses

When Mavis Stephens became pregnant with her first child in 1995, she expected a healthy pregnancy. She was young and active...

Pregnancy

NIH-supported research looks at how disparities negatively impact maternal health and care.
November 30, 2021

Reducing health disparities around pregnancy

Despite many medical advances and improvements in maternal health care, significant health disparities in the care of pregnant people still...

Pregnancy
Gestational diabetes can have a lasting impact on a woman's health and the health of her offspring.
November 16, 2021

NIH research may help predict gestational diabetes earlier in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a disease that develops during pregnancy and affects how the body turns food into energy. In the...

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Women can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications by following a healthy diet.
November 09, 2021

How to stay healthy during pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Early and regular prenatal care can...

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Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
October 14, 2021

Promoting healthy pregnancies

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine...

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Allyson Felix after winning the 400-meter Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo.
October 14, 2021

Allyson Felix is a champion for maternal health

Rigorous training and preparation has helped Allyson Felix win 11 Olympic medals, two of which she won this past summer at...

Pregnancy
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...

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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

Personal Story

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, Personal Story, Women