Pregnancy News

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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

7/2/2012
5 Million 'Test Tube' Babies Born to Date

Globally, assisted reproductive techniques result in 350,000 babies a year, research shows

7/2/2012
Kids Born Even a Little Early Have Lower School Scores: Study

Children born at 37, 38 weeks lagged behind third-grade peers

6/29/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Pregnancy Higher Risk?

Factors that may dictate extra care

6/28/2012
Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother

Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

6/28/2012
Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth

Problems with placenta to blame for small babies, while maternal diabetes, obesity can mean large babies

6/28/2012
Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies

Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

6/27/2012
Prenatal Exposure to Common Household Chemical Linked to Eczema

Butyl benzyl phthalate is used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather

6/27/2012
Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says

Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

6/25/2012
Could Fertility Drugs Make Kids Shorter?

Small study suggests a link, but researchers can't pinpoint the cause

6/22/2012
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

6/20/2012
'Moderate' Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Young Children: Study

But experts caution that the results are no green light for moms-to-be to drink

6/14/2012
Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy

Researchers say rate of live births even tops that of general population

6/14/2012
Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System

Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

6/13/2012
Pregnancy-Related Deaths Fall Worldwide: Report

But many countries in Africa, South Asia are not making progress

6/8/2012
U.S. in Top 10 for Premature Births

With more than 500,000 babies born early, the U.S. has among the highest number of preemies

6/6/2012
Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered

Scientists used only blood test from mom, saliva sample from dad to achieve feat

6/6/2012
Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading: WHO

Last line of drug defense, cephalosporins, appears to be weakening, U.N. agency says

6/5/2012
Cigarette Tax Hikes Curb Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

$1 increase per pack boosts likelihood that moms-to-be will quit long-term

6/4/2012
Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma

Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

5/29/2012
Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring

But experts say taking fever-relieving meds cuts the risk

5/25/2012
Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu

Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

5/24/2012
Discovery of Gene May Lead to New Male Contraceptive

Findings from mouse study could also result in new treatments for infertility

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/23/2012
IUDs, Implants Best for Long-Term Birth Control: Study

Unplanned pregnancy rate 20 times higher for birth control pill, patch or ring

5/23/2012
Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says

A woman's weight before, during pregnancy mattered more than glucose levels in predicting baby's size

5/21/2012
Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring

Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

5/18/2012
Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful

Review found fewer excess pounds and complications with healthy diet vs. exercise

5/11/2012
Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons

Study found strategy could cut infant deaths, but raise number of babies requiring intensive care

5/10/2012
Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

5/8/2012
Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study

Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

5/8/2012
Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study

But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care

5/7/2012
Birth Defect Rates Vary Depending on Fertility Treatment: Study

Researchers not sure if technology or biology is the cause

5/4/2012
More College-Educated Women Having Children

The rise may represent a turnaround from previous decades, researchers say

5/4/2012
Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids

But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

5/3/2012
HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

5/3/2012
Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

5/3/2012
Health Tip: Be Alert for Signs of Preeclampsia

A potentially dangerous pregnancy complication

5/2/2012
Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell

New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

4/30/2012
Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Study found lower iron in babies when women were exposed to violence early in pregnancy

4/24/2012
'Watch-and-Wait' Approach Best When Water Breaks Before Labor: Study

But two experts questioned that conclusion, saying more research may be needed