Pregnancy News

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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

3/20/2013
Health Tip: Enjoy Safe Exercise During Pregnancy

Follow these safety guidelines and talk to your doctor

3/19/2013
Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids' Future Bone Health

Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than currently recommended, U.K. study suggests

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/5/2013
Combo Treatment Might Beat Epidural to Ease Labor: Study

But experts say decision for pain relief still lies with woman and her doctor

3/5/2013
3/4/2013
C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals

Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds

3/4/2013
Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy

Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

3/4/2013
Pregnancy Boosts Size of Women's Feet, Study Finds

These changes may also increase risk for arthritis, researcher says

3/3/2013
Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed

As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

3/1/2013
2/28/2013
Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study

This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

2/27/2013
No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug

Large Danish study of odansetron found no rise in miscarriage, birth defects

2/27/2013
U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows

Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades

2/25/2013
Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says

Youth development is an essential component

2/21/2013
Fetal Heart May Develop Later in Pregnancy Than Thought

British study suggests muscle may not be fully formed until 20th week

2/20/2013
Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show

Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

2/19/2013
Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

2/15/2013
Hemorrhoids Are Common, Preventable and Treatable

They're the U.S. health subject most searched for online, FDA reports

2/15/2013
Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression

Problem is related to combat exposure, not childbirth, research shows

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/14/2013
Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study

Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

2/14/2013
Progesterone Shots May Not Prevent Preterm Birth of Twins: Study

What works for singletons doesn't necessarily work for multiples, researchers find