Pregnancy News

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1/28/2016
Depression and Pregnancy

Depression in both mothers and fathers increases risk of preterm birth, study finds

1/27/2016
CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

1/26/2016
Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

1/25/2016
Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC

Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

1/25/2016
Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

1/22/2016
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

1/22/2016
U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions

Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

1/21/2016
Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict

They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

1/20/2016
During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study

Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

1/19/2016
Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide

Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

1/14/2016
Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC

Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

1/13/2016
Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says

Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

1/13/2016
Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use

Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

1/13/2016
Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests

1/11/2016
Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition

Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

1/7/2016
No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study

Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

1/6/2016
Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study

Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

1/5/2016
Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk

The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

1/4/2016
Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

12/30/2015
Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk

But overall odds are still low, experts say

12/28/2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

12/27/2015
The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study

Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

12/23/2015
U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC

Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

12/22/2015
More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby

Some couples have success after six cycles or more, researchers say

12/22/2015
Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemies' Risk of Death: Review

Prolonged touching with mom in intensive care unit also reduced chances of blood infections

12/21/2015
Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care

Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

12/21/2015
Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study

But critic dismisses the Canadian findings as incomplete, not applicable to the U.S.

12/15/2015
Antidepressants and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Use of antidepressants in 2nd or 3rd trimester may increase risk of autism spectrum disorder, new study finds.

12/11/2015
U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC

Greater use of more effective birth control may help explain trend, expert says

12/9/2015
CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

12/9/2015
Moms-to-Be Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons

Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

12/8/2015
Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child

Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect

12/3/2015
Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study

Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

12/3/2015
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival

Researchers focused on women who previously had a healthy BMI

12/1/2015
Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

11/25/2015
Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds

Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

11/24/2015
Pregnancy and Diabetes

Breastfeeding may protect women at high-risk of type 2 diabetes, study finds.

11/23/2015
Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group

Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

11/23/2015
Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds

Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

11/20/2015
Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

11/19/2015
Health Tip: Getting Ready for Pregnancy

Suggestions before you conceive

11/18/2015
Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

11/13/2015
First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

Innovative procedure would potentially allow infertile recipients to become pregnant

11/11/2015
Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

11/11/2015
Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy, Small Study Suggests

Constant monitoring showed no significant stress on mom or fetus

11/6/2015
Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health

Those who are depressed sit around too much, increasing risks to themselves and their babies, research shows

11/5/2015
Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study

More than half in 17 states gained excessive weight, which can harm both mother and baby, U.S. researchers report

11/5/2015
U.S. Gets a 'C' Grade on Preterm Births

March of Dimes report card shows room for improvement in many cities, states

11/3/2015
Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected

11/3/2015
More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy

Might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says