Pregnancy News

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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
Different Bacteria Levels Seen in Women Who Give Preterm Birth: Study

If confirmed, finding may help lead to new treatments to prevent prematurity, researchers say

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

2/3/2014
Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects

Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

2/3/2014
Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds

Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

1/23/2014
First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC

But doctor says the surgical births are still too commonplace

1/17/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip

Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

1/13/2014
U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women

Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy

1/8/2014
Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria

One-third of preterm births caused by early rupture of amniotic sac, study says

1/8/2014
Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy

Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

1/7/2014
Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk

BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

1/2/2014
Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

12/23/2013
Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study

Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

12/23/2013
12/18/2013
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

12/13/2013
Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?

Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

12/11/2013
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/5/2013
U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall

Increase seen only among women over 30; fewer teen births reported

12/3/2013
Home Visits During Pregnancy and Beyond May Give Poor Kids a Boost

Better focus and stability noted in families seen by nurses and other trained caregivers, study finds

12/3/2013
Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice

Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

11/20/2013
Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful: Study

But only about half who are eligible actually try

11/18/2013
Exposure To Common Chemical May Raise Risk of Preemie Delivery: Study

Phthalates are found in lotions, perfumes and deodorants, researchers say

11/18/2013
Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study

Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

11/15/2013
Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says

Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

11/14/2013
Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study

They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

11/13/2013
Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth

Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

11/11/2013
Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study

Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

11/11/2013
11/11/2013
Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says

Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

11/8/2013
Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy

Risk remained for 28 days after discharge; highest when hospitalization was for 3 or more days, study suggests

11/8/2013
Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?

More research needed to confirm early study findings

11/5/2013
Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns

Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies