Pregnancy News

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10/14/2014
Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

10/14/2014
Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

10/9/2014
Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Seven or more weekly portions of greasy fare may double odds, researchers say

10/9/2014
Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed

Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

10/6/2014
10/3/2014
Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study

Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

10/3/2014
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

10/2/2014
Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find

Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

10/1/2014
Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate

Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

10/1/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

9/30/2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/30/2014
Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

9/29/2014
Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

9/26/2014
Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds

Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

9/25/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

9/23/2014
Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

9/22/2014
Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

9/22/2014
Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

9/22/2014
Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

9/19/2014
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

9/19/2014
Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

9/18/2014
Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

Give your body time to recover first

9/17/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

9/16/2014
Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

9/15/2014
Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

9/12/2014
9/10/2014
Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory

Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

9/10/2014
Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study

All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

9/9/2014
Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage

Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

9/9/2014
Aspirin and Preeclampsia

Task Force recommends women at high risk for preeclampsia take daily low-dose aspirin after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

9/8/2014
Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts

Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

9/4/2014
Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

8/27/2014
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

8/25/2014
Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

8/21/2014
Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

8/20/2014
White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

8/20/2014
Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

8/19/2014
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

8/19/2014
For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

8/12/2014
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

8/11/2014
For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study

Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

8/11/2014
Chemical Concerns?

High exposure to antibacterial chemicals found in pregnant women, according to new study.

8/11/2014
Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study

Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers' urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones

8/5/2014
Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain

Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

8/4/2014
Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.

But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

7/30/2014
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

7/25/2014
Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

7/22/2014
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/16/2014
Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy

Helps foster a healthy size for baby