Pregnancy News

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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

11/4/2013
Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Risk for Pregnancy Complication

It measures levels of a protein tied to spikes in blood pressure known as preeclampsia

10/30/2013
Can Hearing Music in the Womb Boost Babies' Brain Development?

Study showed the effects of the learning was still apparent at 4 months of age

10/28/2013
Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now

Hypospadias occurs in about five of every 1,000 baby boys

10/28/2013
Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

10/23/2013
Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthrough in fight against AIDS

10/17/2013
Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests

But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

10/17/2013
Multiple Egg Donations May Not Affect Women's Future Fertility: Study

Additional research found frozen eggs are nearly as effective as fresh for IVF treatments

10/16/2013
IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends

Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

10/15/2013
Use of Donor Sperm by Lesbians Rises in Canada, Study Finds

Legalization of gay marriage appears to have 'huge impact' on reproductive medicine

10/14/2013
Births From Fertility Treatments Hit 5 Million Mark: Report

It's a 'great medical success story,' expert says

10/14/2013
Exercise Might Boost Men's Sperm Counts, Study Finds

Meanwhile, other research saw no fertility effects from caffeine, alcohol

10/14/2013
New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival

Measuring mitochondria in cells better predicted success rate with in vitro fertilization, study says

10/14/2013
Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds

Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say

10/9/2013
Depression During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Psychiatric Trouble in Kids

Researcher says finding suggests the condition should be treated in expectant moms

10/8/2013
Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes

Listen to your doctors advice

10/2/2013
Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins, Study Says

No significant differences seen in results for mother, babies compared to C-section

9/30/2013
New Infertility Treatment Leads to First Baby, Researchers Report

Experimental procedure may offer hope to women with early ovarian failure

9/20/2013
Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says

Women too thin or too heavy had longer hospital stays, added costs

9/17/2013
Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Late Pregnancy

What to do for certain conditions

9/16/2013
Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds

Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say