Pregnancy News

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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

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