Pregnancy News

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5/9/2014
More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC

First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

5/8/2014
Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds

Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/7/2014
Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study

Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

5/6/2014
Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy

Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

5/6/2014
Older Infertile Couples Should Try In Vitro Fertilization First: Study

Other fertility treatments less likely to result in pregnancy, birth for women over 38, researchers say

5/6/2014
Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study

Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

5/5/2014
Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects

Preliminary finding gives moms-to-be another reason not to light up

5/5/2014
Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds

Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

5/5/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study

Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

4/30/2014
Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be

Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

4/28/2014
Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds

Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

4/15/2014
Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds

Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

4/15/2014
Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

4/14/2014
Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

4/10/2014
Health Tip: Eating Fish During Pregnancy

Avoid types that harbor lots of mercury

4/8/2014
Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/3/2014
Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says

Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

3/26/2014
More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy

Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

3/26/2014
3/24/2014
Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests

First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

3/21/2014
Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study

Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

3/21/2014
Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study

Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

3/21/2014
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections

Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

3/20/2014
Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births

Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

3/18/2014
Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study

Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

3/13/2014
Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests

The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

3/13/2014
More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism

Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

3/12/2014
Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

3/11/2014
Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies

Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

3/6/2014
Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies

Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

3/6/2014
Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot

With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

3/5/2014
Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery

Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

3/4/2014
U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC

Report cites improving safety profile

2/28/2014
'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

2/28/2014
2/27/2014
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

2/26/2014
A Better Test for Down Syndrome?

New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

2/25/2014
FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization

Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

2/25/2014
Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects

Review found an association, but researchers noted women can safely take Tylenol to lower body temp

2/24/2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/19/2014
Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates

The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor

2/18/2014
Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later

Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

2/18/2014
Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds

Alcohol also lowered how much of a chemical that's needed for development reached the fetus

2/18/2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/13/2014
Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

2/10/2014
Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

2/7/2014
Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds

At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

2/4/2014
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/3/2014
Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders

Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

2/3/2014
U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report

Researchers think that improved contraception methods, decisions to delay pregnancy explain trend