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Nicole and Ben Veum and baby Adrian, who was born after Nicole had to be evacuated from a hospital because of a fire that swept through Santa Rosa, Calif. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Giving Birth Is Hard Enough — Now Try It In The Middle Of A Wildfire

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, and ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have a plan to renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which lapsed Sept. 30. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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While benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants are not risk-free, says Yale psychiatrist Kimberly Yonkers, "it should be reassuring that we're not seeing a huge magnitude of an effect here" on pregnancy. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

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Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that's a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don't risk it. Tim Clayton/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

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While many women experience miscarriage, few talk about it openly. But researchers have found there is discussion and a lot of sharing happening on social media. Their hope is that greater public discourse will help reduce stigma and the sense of isolation that some women feel. Sara Wong for NPR hide caption

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Vanessa Wauchope begins abdominal exercises in Leah Keller's class in San Francisco, Calif. Keller teaches an exercise, called "drawing in," to help strengthen abdominal muscles that tend to spread apart a bit during pregnancy. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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Women work on strengthening their core abdominal muscles in Leah Keller's exercise class for new moms, inside a San Francisco clothing store called Monkei Miles. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day

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Ariel Levy first wrote about the miscarriage she suffered in Mongolia in the Nov. 17, 2013 issue of The New Yorker. David Klagsbrun/Random House hide caption

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'I Was Somebody's Mother': Reflections On The Guilt And Grief Of Miscarriage

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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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