Fetal Development News
Chile Congress OKs bill to legalize abortion in some cases
Chilean lawmakers have passed a bill that would legalize abortion in limited circumstances and end the country's status as the last in South America with a blanket ban on the procedure
Alabama wants to reinstate hearings for pregnant girls
Alabama's top prosecutor said the state is going to appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down a one-of-a-kind law in which minors seeking court permission for an abortion could be put through a hearing where the fetus could get a lawyer and a district attorney could question the pregnant
Couple's incredible infertility struggle that led to their 'Vegas Baby'
The Johnsons mortgaged their house to pay for IVF treatments until they won free treatments in a Vegas fertility clinic's contest, and became the subject of a new documentary.
One mother says the Count the Kicks app saved her baby's life
ABC News' Diane Macedo bring the story of one mother, who said the popular pregnancy app saved her baby's life.
Mom credits app with saving baby's life
The Iowa mom who credits a cellphone app with helping to save her daughter's life is sharing with other pregnant women what she learned from the near-death experience. Emily Eekhoff was 33 weeks pregnant when she said she noticed her baby's movements had changed. Eekhoff had been a frequent user of
Doctors worried about increased marijuana use in pregnant women
As more states legalize recreational marijuana -- and its use continues to climb -- the number of pregnant women using the drug has doctors concerned. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends pregnant women avoid marijuana due to evidence that it affects the fetus and
Weighing the risks of antibiotics in early pregnancy
When pregnant women become ill with infections, many may fear taking antibiotics could endanger the pregnancy . Studies of pregnant women and antibiotics, which are very limited and usually small in size, have shown conflicting evidence about the risks. To better understand whether antibiotics
Artificial 'biobag' womb for extremely premature newborns in testing
Infants born extremely prematurely face a host of health issues from underdeveloped lungs that can cause chronic lung damage to fragile blood vessels that can cause bleeding in the brain. For decades, doctors in the neonatal intensive care unit have done their best to mimic the complex environment
1 in 10 pregnant women with Zika had a fetus or infant with birth defects, CDC says
One in 10 pregnant women with confirmed Zika virus infections had an infant or fetus who showed signs of birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention . The CDC released the news today as part of its "Vital Signs" report. Researchers found that of 250