Pregnant Missouri Women Get License to Kill -- And More News

Cynthia Dermody

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Stories on pregnant women who can legally kill you, getting weight loss surgery before conceiving, and clever nursery solutions all caught my eye this week ...

  • Severely overweight women -- and that's about a third of all women of childbearing age in the U.S. -- may want to consider weight loss surgery before getting pregnant to cut down on complications. Obese women have a higher risk of cesareans, diabetes and high blood pressure. A study found that bariatric surgery reduced the risk of these problems. -- Guardian

I always loved drooling over the nurseries in furniture catalogs. But how many of us have those large, perfectly square rooms with the windows in just the right places to replicate the look exactly? Check out this nursery makeover slideshow to get lots of good ideas for tricky, narrow spaces. -- Washington Post

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