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Lara Hogan developed preeclampsia when she was pregnant with her son Zion in 2016. Both are fine now, but she's taking extra precautions to stay healthy. Anna Gorman/California Healthline hide caption

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Women With High-Risk Pregnancies Are More Likely To Develop Heart Disease

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A scientist holds a bioprosthetic mouse ovary made of gelatin with tweezers. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine hide caption

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Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility

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Women worry that bad things will happen if they exercise while pregnant, but doctors say in almost all cases it's not just safe, but can improve health. Alija/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Birth control pills actually may be safer for teenagers than for older women, a study finds. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Would Be Safe For Teens, Researchers Say

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Seema Verma, who is President Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Salma Shabaik holds her newborn son, Ali. When he was born, she held him naked against her bare skin, a practice called kangaroo care. Ali is wearing an ear cap to correct a lop ear. Morgan Walker for NPR hide caption

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Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

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Keishla Mojica, 23, lives in Cuagas, Puerto Rico. She was infected with Zika virus while pregnant and expects to give birth in early January. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez/KHN hide caption

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Danish Study Links Fish Oil During Pregnancy With Lower Asthma Risk In Kids

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Janet (left) and Jackie Carter's wedding in August 2015. They set up a crowdfunding site to help defray the considerable costs of IVF. Courtesy of Brian Fancher Photography hide caption

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Please, Baby, Please: Some Couples Turn To Crowdfunding For IVF

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Florida Department of Health workers package a urine test, part of the state's effort to provide free Zika tests to pregnant women. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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