Pregnancy News

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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

2/14/2013
Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies

Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

2/14/2013
Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC

Dramatic surge seen in emergency contraception, especially among women between 20 and 24

2/11/2013
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says

Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

2/11/2013
Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports

Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/7/2013
Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications

High ozone levels during first trimester may raise risk of preemie birth, preeclampsia, study finds

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

1/31/2013
Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study

New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

1/30/2013
Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt When Pregnant

It will protect both you and your unborn baby, doctors say

1/29/2013
Health Tip: A Few 'Don'ts' During Pregnancy

Never use tobacco or drink alcohol

1/28/2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations

U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/24/2013
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births

Pregnancies involving 3 or more embryos cause undue hardship for mother and children, experts say

1/23/2013
Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ

Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms took valproate

1/22/2013
1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/16/2013
Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study

Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

1/16/2013
1/11/2013
Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review

Procedure cuts complication rate for obese women, but experts urge waiting a while to have kids

1/10/2013
Mother-to-Be's Pollen Exposure May Boost Asthma Risk in Baby

Swedish study tied infant hospitalizations to high pollen counts late in pregnancy

1/8/2013
Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC

This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

1/8/2013
Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study

This may play a helpful role in babies' digestion, immune systems

1/5/2013
Helping Sleeping Moms-to-Be Breathe Easier May Benefit Baby

Study finds that a treatment used in sleep apnea boosted healthy fetal movement

1/4/2013
Low Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy Tied to Lower Birth Weight

Researchers looked at full-term births from 50 years ago

1/3/2013
Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study

They were less likely to suffer domestic violence, substance abuse, depression than other moms-to-be

1/2/2013
Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study

But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

12/31/2012
Thousands of U.S. Babies Born With Cleft Lip, Palate Each Year

But most of the time surgery can correct the defect, experts say

12/31/2012
How One N.Y. Family Met the Challenge of an Oral Birth Defect

A mother recounts her son's struggle against cleft lip and palate

12/31/2012
Health Tip: Soothing Morning Sickness

Suggestions to help you feel better

12/28/2012
Health Tip: Understanding Morning Sickness

Potential complications of severe cases

12/20/2012
Overweight? You Can Scale Back Weight Gain in Pregnancy

New guidelines suggest less is more for heavy mothers-to-be

12/17/2012
Health Tip: Taking Medications During Pregnancy

Make sure your doctor knows about them

12/14/2012
Study Questions Advice Given to Obese Pregnant Women

Clinicians tell them to put on too many pounds, get too little activity, small study finds

12/12/2012
Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says

Excess pounds before pregnancy may contribute to lower test scores for child

12/10/2012
Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk

Study found it was linked to a 16% greater chance of child having the disorder

12/10/2012
12/6/2012
Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers

Fetuses less able to rid body of the worrisome chemical than adults, researchers say

11/26/2012
Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say

American Academy of Pediatrics encourages physicians to discuss methods such as Plan B

11/21/2012
OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills

Such a move could reduce the high rate of unintended pregnancies in the U.S., doctors' group says

11/19/2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key to Women's Risk for MS, Study Says

Taking supplements might be good preventive measure, expert says