With Roe in question, justices dig into private debate

WASHINGTON — Historic Supreme Court arguments over abortion behind them, the justices soon will begin the work of crafting a decision that could dramatically limit abortion rights in the United States. They will meet in private before the week ends and take an initial vote on whether to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 … Read more

Drinking alcohol while pregnant significantly alters the baby’s brain structure, MRIs reveal

An estimated 9.8% of pregnant women in the United States drink alcohol during pregnancy despite its potential to harm the brain development of their unborn babies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fetal alcohol syndrome – a condition that causes brain damage, birth defects and behavioral issues – continues to be a … Read more

Getting COVID-19 while pregnant does not affect the baby’s brain development, study says

Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 have been considered at high risk of complications throughout the pandemic, but the impact the coronavirus has on the development of their unborn babies has been little understood.  A new study offers some reassuring data that a mild to moderate infection in an expectant mother will not harm the development of … Read more