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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.

08/13/2014

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Health Watch: New Guidelines Encourage Pregnant Women To Eat More Fish

A recent survey of pregnant women found most are eating little or no fish. Now, the federal government is out with new recommendations to try to change that. The concern is bigger fish have higher mercury levels, which can harm a developing brain.

06/10/2014

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Good Question: Is There A Natural Way To Induce Labor?

Over the past several months of answering viewer’s ‘Good Questions’, you’ve watched my belly grow. So, now that I’m closing in on end of this journey, I thought it appropriate to ask: Are there any natural tricks to inducing labor? According to father-of-three, Chris Shaffer, “It just takes a little sauerkraut and that baby will come right out.”

05/12/2014

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Mother’s Itch During Pregnancy Nearly Fatal For Her Baby

A mother of three is working to increase awareness for a condition that can be deadly to an infant. Hilary Boyer didn’t know what to do when she started experiencing intense itching when she was about 20 weeks into her pregnancy.

03/31/2014

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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.

03/11/2014

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Wis. Battle Of Abortion-Themed License Plates Continues

Two weeks after Republicans who control the state Assembly voted to create anti-abortion license plates that say “Choose Life,” Democrats have introduced a proposal to create plates that say “Support Planned Parenthood.”

11/26/2013

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Federal Judge Delays North Dakota Abortion Law

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law “clearly invalid and unconstitutional.”

07/22/2013

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‘U’ Study: Working While Pregnant Doesn’t Hurt Baby

A new University of Minnesota study should put the minds of many pregnant women who are still on the job full-time at ease.

03/15/2013

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Prenatal Folic Acid Lowers Children’s Risk Of Autism

Researchers in Norway tracked 85,000 children and whether their mothers took a folic acid supplement.

02/12/2013

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Yoga Class Targets Expecting Mothers

You’ve probably heard of regular yoga and hot yoga, but have you heard of the yoga designed just for expecting mothers?

11/16/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney Lie-O-Rama Tour Continues

Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.

10/10/2012

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Nonprofit Installs Pregnancy Test Dispensers In Mankato Bar

Babies and bars don’t mix, and one nonprofit found too many pregnant mothers were saddling up to the bar – some not even realizing they were expecting.

07/19/2012

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Minn. Among Lowest States For Teen Births

Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.

04/10/2012

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Study: High Mercury Levels In North Shore Babies

Researchers at the Minnesota Department of Health found that one in 10 babies along the state’s North Shore had high levels of mercury.

02/03/2012

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Documents: Wis. Woman Hatched Plan To Steal Baby

Desperate to give her boyfriend a son but unable to conceive, Annette Morales-Rodriguez faked a pregnancy for months, court documents say, then began trolling Milwaukee’s streets for pregnant women in hopes of stealing an unborn baby.

10/11/2011

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