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Medical Center Effort Reducing Number Of Preterm Births

What if you could cut the number of preterm births by more than half just by changing the type of care pregnant moms get? One North Texas hospital system is doing just that by using a unique program called Centering.

CBS 11–12/03/2013

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Federal Court Mulling Delay Of Texas Abortion Law

The Texas attorney general’s office defended strict new state limits on abortion Monday by arguing at a court hearing that they seek to expressly protect “fetal life,” not just the safety of women terminating pregnancies.

10/21/2013

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Study Ties Chemical To Possible Miscarriage Risk

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

10/14/2013

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Infertility Down Among Married U.S. Women

Despite a boom in the use of fertility treatments, a new government study shows the percentage of married couples having trouble conceiving has actually dropped slightly in recent years.

08/14/2013

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DFW Doctor On Induction & Autism, Sleep & Diet

Dr. Crystal Foster is back with a look at the latest health headlines, including a possible link between induction and autism, and how food can help or hurt your nightly sleep.

08/14/2013

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas House Debates Abortion Limits Before Vote

The Texas House is debating a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions, as activists announce plans to take their opposition campaign across the state.

07/09/2013

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas House Schedules Abortion Bill Vote

Texas Republicans on Monday pushed on with aggressive efforts to pass tough new abortion restrictions they were prevented from passing last month.

07/08/2013

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly All States See Drop In Teen Births, But TX Still Leads Nation

The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.

05/23/2013

A doctor makes an ultrasound scan of a woman's abdomen. (credit: Manoocher Deghati/AFP/Getty Images)

State House Committee Mulls Abortion Ban

A Texas House panel is set to debate hot-button legislation to ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks. That’s the point at which anti-abortion activists contend a fetus can feel pain.

04/10/2013

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Study Confirms Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths

01/16/2013

Jessica Simpson posts a photo of her baby bump on December 30, 2012. (credit: Jessica Simpson via Twitter)

Jessica Simpson Shows Off Baby Bump

We now have proof that Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her second child. Less than a week after revealing that she’s expecting, the 32-year-old singer/actress posted a self-portrait of her baby bump alongside the caption “Bumpin’ and Proud!”

01/01/2013

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Maternity Photography A New Texas Trend

For a decade photographer Teresa Berg has captured life’s little miracles. But more and more often, the classically trained photographer is preserving their likeness before they’ve even taken their first breath.

CBS 11–10/25/2012

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