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Rep. Jerrold Nadler and other officials on the steps of City Hall - New York, NY - Dec 12, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Officials Rally, Want DOE To Shorten Timeframe To Rid Schools Of Toxic PCBs

About 700 New York City Schools have been contaminated with PCBs, and today elected officials called for the Department of Education to shorten its cleanup timetable.

12/12/2011

Sara Jean Grainson had a son when she was 51 and then twins two years ago. (credit: Family Handout)

SOUND OFF: 53 And Pregnant! How Old Is Too Old?

Whether it’s a demanding career or the struggle to find Mr. Right, more women are postponing motherhood. Advancements in medicine have made it easier than ever to have children at 40 — even 50. But pregnancy later in life is not without controversy.

10/27/2011

Officer Mandy Smith (credit: Hempstead Police Department)

Pregnant Hempstead Cop Mandy Smith Works Through Hurricane Irene

It was 4 a.m. Sunday when officer Mandy Smith, who is nine months pregnant, walked into the police department in Hempstead during Hurricane Irene and stayed there for 17 hours.

08/31/2011

Judge Rejects Claim Of Discrimination At Bloomberg Company

The judge said the EEOC supported its claim of a pervasive bias with no statistical evidence of discrimination and about 10 statements from four or five managers or executives in a company of 10,000 employees, 603 of whom took maternity leave during a six-year span covered by the lawsuit.

08/17/2011

Photo Credit: Belly Dance

A Guide To Maternity Clothes Shopping In New York City

New York, ever the beacon of fashion, has some of the best stores around for the stylish mothers-to-be.

CBS New York–08/01/2011

Eva van Dok Pinkley's donated breast milk - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 28, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Cancer Survivor Receives Donations Of Breast Milk For Her Baby

Two months after undergoing a double-mastectomy, Eva van Dok Pinkley, 40, got pregnant. However, the procedure that saved her life has now left her unable to nurse her 3-week-old son Oliver.

07/28/2011

Pregnant Belly (file / credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Obesity A Growing Concern In Pregnant Mothers And Newborns

In some parts of the city, 1 in 3 expectant mothers are considered obese and Dr. Adam Buckley, an OB/GYN and patient safety expert at Beth Israel Medical Center, calls it a “significant problem.”

04/25/2011

Pregnant Belly - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

New Law Means Extra Scrutiny For Crisis Pregnancy Centers In NYC

The law’s chief sponsor, City Councilwoman Jessica Lapin, says the law demands truth in advertising.

03/17/2011

In Vitro Fertlization graphic (Credit: AP)

HealthWatch: In Vitro Fertilization

Until now, the thinking with in vitro fertilization has been that implanting several embryos improves the chances of having a baby, but new research shows that’s not always the case.

12/22/2010

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Investigation: Drinking While Pregnant

It has long been taboo, but now is a growing trend: Moms drinking for two. And believe it or not, some doctors say drinking alcohol while pregnant might not be so bad.

CBS 2–11/16/2010

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Baby Brain: How Pregnancy Affects Memory

It turns out a lot goes out with the bath water when a woman is pregnant, including memory. Doctors say the feeling many women get – that they are losing their minds – is not in their imagination.

11/03/2010

Destination Maternity

A Guide To Maternity Clothes Shopping

The how to’s and where to’s of shopping for the pregnant woman.

CBS New York–10/27/2010

North Shore University Hospital - Manhasset, NY - File / Photo: North Shore-LIJ Health System

NYC Couple Sues Hospital Over Destroyed Embryos

The couple says when they decided to change doctors in May, they were told to pick up the remaining embryos, but they were informed the embryos had been thawed and destroyed.

10/25/2010

A new low-dose birth control patch is in clinical trials, and its lower estrogen levels could decrease the risk of side effects found in the current birth control patch.

HealthWatch: The Low-Dose Birth Control Patch

It’s news many women have been waiting to hear – researchers are now testing a new, potentially safer way to prevent pregnancies. The race is on to develop a low-dose birth control patch

09/16/2010

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NYC Style: Pregnant Professional

By Kimberly Rae Miller Name: MamaBean Borough/Neighborhood: Astoria Profession: Recruiter for professional services firm Brief Bio: MamaBean (who agreed to be interviewed incognito, to protect her high profile professional reputation) is a 5+ year resident […]

07/30/2010

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