Being overweight can affect fertility, and now there is evidence that maternal weight at conception impacts how a fertilized egg divides and grows.
Two studies show that the emotional impact of uterine fibroids is significant but support is lacking, especially in African American women.
Women who consume fried foods more than 7 times a week pre-pregnancy are more likely to have gestational diabetes when they become pregnant.
New data highlights the importance of 3 key behaviors of all women of reproductive age for preventing gestational diabetes.
Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and buproprion, has been approved for long-term weight loss management in overweight and obese adults.
Exposure to two common phenols, parabens and triclosans, may disrupt the growth of boys in utero and during their first years of life.
A weight management program (diet and exercise advice, weekly group meetings) helped obese pregnant women limit weight gain and have healthier babies.
Obese children whose moms had gestational diabetes are about 6 times more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes than other obese children.
Black women born with low birth weight are at increased risk for the later development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, research shows.
New research shows that high cholesterol levels in both men and women can impact the time it takes to achieve pregnancy.