Pregnancy en Bad Eating Habits Form Before You're Born <p>You may be familiar with the ordeal of introducing children to broccoli and spinach.&nbsp; Two new studies suggest that finicky eaters might have picked up their discriminating habit <em>in the womb</em>. Forget genetics, personal responsibility, and discipline. Your taste for junk food and soda may have a lot to do with how your mother satisfied her cravings.</p><p><strong>Kristin Wartman,</strong> is a food, politics and health journalist. She recently wrote about <a href="">the new science of food choices for the New York Times. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:34:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39794 at Bad Eating Habits Form Before You're Born Group Prenatal Care Takes Root In New Hampshire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just off from a circle of cushioned chairs, behind a privacy screen, Jessica </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> greets patients inside a Cheshire Medical Center conference room, in Keene.</span></p><p>“Let’s take a listen and see if we can hear this baby today,” she says, positioning a fetal heart monitor.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 08:54:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 28318 at The Baby Wait <P>Since 1970, the average age of first-time parents has increased markedly, from twenty-one years-old to twenty-five. Now, many parents wait even longer to conceive,&nbsp;and science makes it possible with advances in fertility treatments. A new era of freedom for women and men looking to have children later in life is now more a reality than a possibility, and the <A href="">consequences are becoming more apparent</A>.</P> <P></P> <P> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:10:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18616 at The Baby Wait Banning Formula in Hospitals in Favor of Breast Feeding <p>Hospitals, advocates, and even formula manufacturers acknowledge that when it comes to newborns, “breast is best.”&nbsp; And yet free samples of formula are ubiquitous inside many hospital walls – offered by nurses, doctors, or thrown in goodie bags for new mothers heading home after giving birth.&nbsp; <a href=";ref=pambelluck">Now, some hospitals are calling for an in-house ban on free formula samples</a>.&nbsp; They say the relative ease of bottle-feeding may sway new nursing m Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:24:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15050 at Banning Formula in Hospitals in Favor of Breast Feeding The Moth <p><strong>Saturday, Nov. 3 – Moth Radio Hour 1209</strong><br> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:39:15 +0000 NHPR Staff 14276 at The Moth Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates <em>Last in a four-part report</em><p>Surrogacy is an idea as old as the biblical story of Sarah and Abraham in the book of Genesis. Sarah was infertile, so Abraham fathered children with the couple's maid. Today, there are many more options for people who want to grow their families — and for the would-be surrogates who want to help.<p>Macy Widofsky, 40, is eager to be a surrogate.<p>"I have very easy pregnancies. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:24:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 3190 at Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates Surrogacy Experts Help Navigate Murky Legal Waters <em>First in a four-part report</em><p>On a sunny weekday morning, Diane Hinson pauses at the door of a generic office park in Northern Virginia. It's a routine work appointment for her, but a potentially life-changing event for her clients.<p>"I'm here today for the transfer of embryos," she explains.<p>Hinson is one of a growing number of lawyers making a living by coordinating surrogacies — a pregnancy where a woman bears a child for someone else who can't conceive or carry a pregnancy to term. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 3100 at Surrogacy Experts Help Navigate Murky Legal Waters Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.<p>A <a href="">new study</a> in the journal <em>Pediatrics</em> suggests that moms who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have a child with autism or another developmental problem.<p>The finding is "worrisome in light of this rather striking epidemic of obesity" in the U.S., says Irva Hertz-Picciotto from the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis, one of the study's authors.<p>But it's not clear whethe Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:08:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 2998 at Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'? Two eras clash on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, when a law written in 1939 is applied to in vitro fertilization. At issue is whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.<p>At least 100 such cases are pending before the Social Security Administration.<p>This test case was brought by a mother whose twins were denied benefits because they were conceived after their father died. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:05:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 2581 at Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'? 'Fragile Beginnings': When Babies Are Born Too Soon Dr. Adam Wolfberg had two daughters and another on the way when his wife, Kelly, went into labor. But this joyous occasion had come much too soon — Kelly was three months away from her due date. After just 26 weeks in the womb, their baby daughter Larissa entered the world by emergency cesarean section and was whisked into the neonatal intensive care unit of a Boston hospital. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2393 at 'Fragile Beginnings': When Babies Are Born Too Soon Study Suggests Way To Create New Eggs In Women <p></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Rob Stein 2146 at Study Suggests Way To Create New Eggs In Women