Pregnancy News

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1/21/2015
Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?

No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

1/15/2015
Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

1/13/2015
1/8/2015
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study

Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

1/8/2015
Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study

But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

1/6/2015
Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

12/29/2014
Health Tip: Easing Heartburn During Pregnancy

Eat smaller meals more frequently

12/18/2014
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

12/18/2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

12/17/2014
Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

12/16/2014
FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

12/11/2014
Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

12/10/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

12/9/2014
Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds

One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

12/4/2014
California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

12/3/2014
Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

12/3/2014
FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

11/26/2014
No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

11/21/2014
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

11/20/2014
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

11/18/2014
Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

11/17/2014
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/14/2014
Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

11/13/2014
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

11/11/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

11/6/2014
PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth

Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

11/6/2014
Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say

Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

11/6/2014
11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/4/2014
Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

11/3/2014
Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

10/29/2014
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

10/27/2014
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

10/23/2014
Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

10/23/2014
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

10/22/2014
Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

10/22/2014
Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

10/20/2014
Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

Reasons include having to go more often

10/17/2014
Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

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