Pregnancy News

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7/6/2015
Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

7/1/2015
Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

6/30/2015
Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

6/25/2015
One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

6/22/2015
Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study

But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

6/22/2015
Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

6/17/2015
Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

6/17/2015
D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

6/17/2015
U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years

CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

6/16/2015
Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

6/16/2015
Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

6/9/2015
Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

6/9/2015
Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

6/8/2015
Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study

Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

6/5/2015
Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

6/5/2015
Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines

Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

6/4/2015
New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show

Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

6/3/2015
'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

6/2/2015
Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says

Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

5/26/2015
First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

5/26/2015
Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

5/22/2015
More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

5/20/2015
Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

5/19/2015
Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

5/13/2015
Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

5/12/2015
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/8/2015
Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

5/7/2015
Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy

Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

5/6/2015
Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

5/1/2015
Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/30/2015
Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

4/29/2015
C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program

Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

4/28/2015
Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

4/27/2015
Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid

Here's who should take the supplement

4/27/2015
Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

4/14/2015
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

4/14/2015
Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent

Suggestions for safer use

4/13/2015
Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

4/10/2015
Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests

But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

4/7/2015
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

4/1/2015
Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

3/31/2015
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/30/2015
Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

3/30/2015
Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

3/27/2015
Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

3/27/2015
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/25/2015
Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking

In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

3/23/2015
Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild

Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

3/19/2015
Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy