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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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PHOTO: Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly, is pushing a platform of

DES MOINES, Iowa – When the Miss America pageant is held later this year, it will feature the first contestant born without a left arm. The newly crowned Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly of Keokuk, is a 23-year-old college student who plans to use her platform to focus on overcoming disabilities.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Most doctors agree that a vaginal delivery is almost always better than a caesarean, but there has still been an increase in C-sections in recent years. Dr. Amy Bingaman, an obstetrician in Des Moines, says women who request a C-section need to know the long-term side eff

PHOTO: Thousands of Iowa women become pregnant every year, and sometimes find themselves under doctor’s orders to change their lifestyle to ensure a healthy baby.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Thousands of Iowa women become pregnant every year, and sometimes find themselves under doctor's orders to change their lifestyle to ensure a healthy baby. Employers aren't required to make accommodations, but if Senate File 308 becomes law, they would have to offer modifi

PHOTO: Expectant mothers should buckle up, it's safer for them and their pregnancy. Courtesy of Microsoft images

DES MOINES, Iowa - Expectant mothers worry that having a seat belt buckled can damage their unborn child in a crash, but a new study by Duke University Medical Center finds that not wearing a seat belt actually increases the chance of losing the pregnancy more than if the mother is belted in. Acco

PHOTO: Expectant moms are warned to not self diagnose via the Internet.

DES MOINES, Iowa - These days, medical information is as close as a click away, because Iowans can do online research about symptoms of illnesses and medications. But a word of caution comes from Des Moines OB-GYN physician Erik Bedia. "Pregnant women have to be especially careful, because they ar

PHOTO: A new long-term study is adding to the growing evidence suggesting that air pollution is tied to premature birth and other health risks for pregnant women and babies.

DES MOINES, Iowa – A new long-term study in Sweden is adding to the growing evidence suggesting that air pollution is tied to premature birth and other health risks for pregnant women and babies. The study examined 121,000 women who had first trimester exposure to ozone and found a significa

PHOTO: Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Photo by iStockphoto

DES MOINES, Iowa - Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Dr. Erin Lehman, a Des Moines obstetrician and gynecologist, says a healthy diet during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of a c

PHOTO: One of the most common problems new mothers contend with during pregnancy is what most people refer to as “morning sickness.”

DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the most common problems new mothers contend with during pregnancy is exactly what the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, had to be hospitalized for - what most people refer to as "morning sickness," where pregnant women vomit, sometimes violently. Diane Tinker, a

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