The 33-year-old from South Bend is facing up to 70 years in prison as the first pregnant woman to be convicted under the Indiana's “feticide” law.
More than 16 percent of Hoosier pregnant women report smoking — double the national average.
Maple City Health Center in Goshen lets patients volunteer at local nonprofits to pay off medical bills.
The Indiana Youth Institute says many factors contributing to high infant mortality are preventable, including smoking and obesity.
The IU School of Public Health received a $900,000 grant to help the 17 percent of pregnant Hoosiers who smoke, quit.
A change proposed to the bill would require midwives to have a doctor sign on as a supervisor.
Officials hope the state’s new smoking ban will help lower the rate.
Administering progesterone may help reduce swelling and improve memory in people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
Children that stay in the womb until late into the full-term of pregnancy tend to test better on reading and math exams, a new study finds.