Pregnancy News

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11/19/2012
Adoption Can Boost Quality of Life for Infertile Couples, Study Finds

Improved well-being reported among those whose in-vitro fertilization therapy was unsuccessful

11/16/2012
5 Steps Would Lower Preemie Rates in Richest Countries: Study

But reduction would be modest, with 58,000 premature births prevented annually

11/15/2012
Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk, Study Suggests

Mothers who get too little sunlight produce less vitamin D, which could impact baby's lifetime risk

11/12/2012
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

11/1/2012
Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study

Women who had 5 or more cesarean-section deliveries had more bleeding, preterm births

11/1/2012
Health Tip: Handling Food During Pregnancy

Wash your hands before and after

10/31/2012
Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

10/31/2012
Common Antidepressants Too Risky During Pregnancy, Researchers Say

But another expert disagrees, saying all options must be open to women faced with this situation

10/30/2012
Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests

More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

10/30/2012
Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child's risk, researchers say

10/24/2012
CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot

Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

10/18/2012
Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study

Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

10/8/2012
Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

10/4/2012
Free Birth Control May Curb Abortions: Study

Access to IUDs, implants helped reduce unintended pregnancies, researchers say

10/4/2012
Couples Trying to Conceive Might Need Help Sooner, Study Says

New mathematical method predicts women's odds of becoming pregnant at various ages

10/4/2012
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests

Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

10/3/2012
Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?

Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

9/28/2012
Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed

Study supports checking progesterone levels in women with early pain, bleeding

9/28/2012
Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers

Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

9/26/2012
Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth

But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

9/24/2012
Brain Develops Longer in Womb for Humans Than Chimps

Growth levels off much sooner in non-human primates, study found

9/24/2012
Women Born Preterm May Face Pregnancy Risks

Obstetricians should take history of premature birth into account, study suggests

9/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too

Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

9/17/2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says

Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

9/13/2012
Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD

But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

9/11/2012
Severely Obese Women Attempting IVF May Have Lower Egg Quality

Study suggests this could affect their ability to get pregnant

9/7/2012
Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age

Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

9/4/2012
Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

Structural changes in brain may trigger preference for fatty foods, researchers say

8/21/2012
No Truth to Candidate's Claim That Rape Hinders Pregnancy, Experts Say

Leading ob/gyn group in United States calls Rep. Akin's remarks 'inaccurate, offensive'

8/17/2012
Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV

Only 10% to 15% of breast-fed infants get virus from infected mothers, researchers say

8/16/2012
8/16/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn

More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

8/15/2012
Drinking in Pregnancy Shows Up in Child's Growth: Study

Research finds reduced height, weight, head size in kids whose mothers drank heavily while expecting

8/14/2012
Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Cerebral Bleeding in Some Women

Blood vessel tangles more likely to rupture in brain when expecting, research shows

8/10/2012
Babies of Heavy Moms Grow Slower: Study

Findings suggest obesity epidemic harms kids even before birth

8/9/2012
8/8/2012
Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births

But study shows Cesareans have lower risk of death for preemies in breech position

8/2/2012
Pregnant Mothers' Gut Changes May Support Fetal Growth

Women's gut microbes become less 'normal' and less diverse as pregnancy progresses, study shows

7/24/2012
More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC

That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

7/23/2012
Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding

Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

7/20/2012
Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A walking program and healthy meal plan kept moms-to-be from gaining extra pounds during study

7/19/2012
1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drinks, CDC Says

Binge drinking also a problem among a small minority of moms-to-be, new study finds

7/17/2012
Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk

Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

7/17/2012
Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study

Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

7/17/2012
7/12/2012
Caffeine in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring: Study

But too much of the stimulant might still be dangerous, other experts say

7/5/2012
300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report

Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

7/4/2012
Single-Embryo IVF Cuts Risk to Baby: Study

Risk of 'perinatal mortality' was 53 percent higher for two-embryo transfer

7/3/2012
Heavy Coffee Intake May Affect Fertility Treatments: Study

Women drinking 5 cups or more a day had poorer results with in vitro fertilization

7/2/2012
Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy

Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully