Pregnancy News

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4/27/2017
Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

4/27/2017
Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

4/21/2017
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

4/21/2017
Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats

Fish low in mercury are safest

4/18/2017
Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

4/18/2017
Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

4/18/2017
Marijuana and Pregnancy

Marijuana use up in pregnant teens, study finds.

4/17/2017
Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey

Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

4/17/2017
Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

4/4/2017
Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus

Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

4/3/2017
Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

4/3/2017
Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

3/29/2017
Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

3/29/2017
Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry

Accidental exposure after conception isn't linked to risks for baby, researchers say

3/23/2017
Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

3/20/2017
U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV

Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

3/17/2017
Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet

Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

3/15/2017
Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

3/8/2017
More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

3/6/2017
Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?

Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

3/2/2017
Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC

Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

3/1/2017
Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study

No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

3/1/2017
Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

2/22/2017
Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study

Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

2/20/2017
Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

2/17/2017
Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

2/16/2017
Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

2/16/2017
Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby

Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

2/15/2017
More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving

Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

2/14/2017
Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

2/9/2017
Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages

Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

2/3/2017
Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

2/3/2017
Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive

His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

2/3/2017
Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk

Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

2/2/2017
Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?

Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

2/1/2017
STDs and Fertility

Millions of women have had a condition that increases the risk of infertility, new study finds.

1/27/2017
Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications

Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

1/26/2017
Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid?

New study finds the therapy may have potential risks, and specialists say more study is needed

1/25/2017
Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

1/25/2017
Maternal BMI and Childhood Obesity

Does a mother's body mass index during pregnancy increase her child's risk of obesity?

1/24/2017
Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

1/19/2017
U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year

CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime

1/18/2017
FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women

Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

1/17/2017
Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

1/17/2017
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report

Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia

1/16/2017
Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy

Suggestions to protect yourself

1/16/2017
Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

1/12/2017
Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender?

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

1/12/2017
Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say