pregnancy and childbirth

US births decline for fourth year in a row, CDC says

The number of births in the United States declined for a fourth year following an increase in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Why pregnant Chinese women are smuggling their blood

Custom officers stopped the middle-aged woman because of her strange, lumbering gait. They searched her and found vials of blood stashed in her bra, according to an official statement. Each one was labeled with a pregnant woman's name from China.

Most pregnant women aren't getting vaccinated, CDC warns

Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.