Pregnancy News

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7/9/2013
Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds

Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

7/8/2013
Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study

Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

7/5/2013
Health Tip: Why Take Folic Acid?

It can help prevent birth defects

7/4/2013
Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study

Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

6/28/2013
U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC

Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

6/21/2013
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy

The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

6/20/2013
Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens

The auditory deficit was small but significant, researchers say

6/18/2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

6/18/2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

6/13/2013
Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

6/12/2013
Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

6/12/2013
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study

Findings underscore need to protect developing brain, researcher says

6/10/2013
Hurricane Readiness Tips for Pregnant Women

Planning ahead can reduce some of the stress in storm situations, New Orleans expert says

6/6/2013
6/4/2013
Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC

Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

5/29/2013
Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy

Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

5/28/2013
Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

Study links procedure to genetic activity in children

5/28/2013
Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say

5/24/2013
Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women

These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

5/23/2013
Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development

Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

5/10/2013
5/9/2013
Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says

Substance-abuse programs may improve young women's education, income prospects

5/8/2013
Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children

But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

5/8/2013
Birth Rates Good After Implanting 1 Embryo, Study Finds

IVF infertility treatments may have better outcomes with 1 'screened' embryo versus 2 'unscreened' embryos

5/7/2013
For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs

Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/6/2013
FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs

Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

5/6/2013
Can High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Boost Fertility Treatment?

That's the conclusion of small, early study of women undergoing in vitro fertilization

5/3/2013
Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study

Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say

5/2/2013
White House to Challenge Ruling on Unlimited Access to 'Morning-After' Pill

Move follows FDA decision that only women 15 or older could get emergency contraceptive without prescription

5/1/2013
Obama Administration to Challenge Judge's Ruling on 'Morning-After' Pill

Move follows FDA ruling that females aged 15 or older could get Plan B drug without a prescription

4/30/2013
Keep Beauty Regimen Safe During Pregnancy, Doctor Advises

Helpful tips can reassure expectant mothers about their hair, nail and skin care treatments

4/29/2013
Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement

A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

4/23/2013
Ultrasound Best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies, Study Finds

Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say

4/19/2013
Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life

Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds

4/17/2013
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report

After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

4/17/2013
No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study

No mental deficit for 7-year-olds born to mothers who drank once or twice a week; one doctor urges caution

4/16/2013
Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study

Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed

4/16/2013
4/9/2013
Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness

Among pregnant women who haven't responded to other treatments

4/9/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study

But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

4/9/2013
FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness

Safety issues resolved, experts say Diclegis' return is long overdue

4/5/2013
Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception

4/4/2013
More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

4/2/2013
Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

3/28/2013
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby

'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

3/27/2013
Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Too little may raise risk for complications, researchers find

3/25/2013
Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds

Employment didn't raise risk of preterm, low birth-weight baby, researchers report

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/20/2013
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study

Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

3/20/2013
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study

Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses