Pregnancy News

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6/23/2014
Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need

Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

6/23/2014
Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

6/20/2014
Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report

Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

6/19/2014
1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC

Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

6/18/2014
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

6/18/2014
Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says

Early, elective C-section rate down, too

6/10/2014
Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences

Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

6/10/2014
Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish

Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

6/5/2014
Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery

Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

6/4/2014
Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

6/4/2014
Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk

Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

6/2/2014
More Evidence Links Poor Diet to Preterm Birth

Researchers focused on eating habits in the year before conception

5/30/2014
Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm?

Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear

5/30/2014
Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb

Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

5/29/2014
Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

5/28/2014
Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

5/27/2014
Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

5/22/2014
Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy

Moms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

5/21/2014
Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria

This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

5/20/2014
High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests

Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

5/20/2014
Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'

These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

5/19/2014
Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study

Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/12/2014
Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy

Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

5/9/2014
Stillbirths Higher After Hurricanes Katrina And Rita: Study

Stillbirth rates doubled in areas where 50 percent of housing was damaged

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
More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism

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