Pregnancy News

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11/17/2011
Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development

Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

11/10/2011
Health Tip: Focus on Preconception Health

Suggestions to prepare for pregnancy

11/9/2011
Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely

Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

11/7/2011
Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With Lupus: Study

About 80 percent of women delivered without complications

11/2/2011
Health Tip: Sleep Soundly During Pregnancy

Suggestions to help you stay comfortable

11/1/2011
Poor Sleep Might Be Linked to Preterm Labor

Doctors should ask pregnant women about their sleep quality, researchers say

11/1/2011
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Down Slightly

But a half-million babies a year still are born prematurely, says March of Dimes

10/27/2011
10/26/2011
Links to Mental Illness Seen in Fetal Brains: Study

Genes involved in autism, schizophrenia may be activated in womb

10/26/2011
10/19/2011
Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects

Study found medications did not raise risk any further

10/19/2011
Health Tip: Why Am I on Bed Rest?

Typical reasons for this restriction during pregnancy

10/18/2011
Katrina's Aftermath: Failed Pregnancies for IVF Moms Nationwide

Stress linked to the disaster is probable culprit, researchers say

10/18/2011
Health Tip: Prenatal Care Is Important

Visit a doctor, get screened before baby arrives

10/14/2011
Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study

Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

10/12/2011
More Teen Males Using Condoms When They First Have Sex: Survey

And more females are turning to contraceptive patch, emergency contraception

10/11/2011
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays

Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

10/11/2011
Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

10/5/2011
Health Woes Still Strike Women Exposed to Banned Pregnancy Drug

Cancer, infertility continue to emerge in women whose moms took DES decades ago, study finds

10/5/2011
10/3/2011
Mom's Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk

Prevention involves overall eating, not just supplements, experts say

9/30/2011
Down Syndrome Brings Joy, Not Regrets, for Many Families

Survey finds people living with those who have the disorder have been enriched by the experience

9/29/2011
9/23/2011
A Woman's Voice Doesn't Give Away Ovulation Status

Mating clues are 'leaked,' not broadcast, study suggests

9/23/2011
9/21/2011
Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth

Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/21/2011
Mother-Child Death Rates Down But Still Short of 2015 Goal

Few countries will meet deadline, study finds

9/20/2011
Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breast-Feeding

Women who think it will make their breasts look worse unlikely to nurse successfully, study says

9/16/2011
9/14/2011
Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine

Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

9/9/2011
New Approach to Treating Asthma in Pregnancy

Direct measurement of airway inflammation cut flare-ups by roughly 50 percent, study shows

9/9/2011
9/6/2011
NSAIDs May Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study

Taking the painkillers in early stages of pregnancy more than doubled chances, researchers say

9/2/2011
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy

When a fetus begins developing outside the womb

8/30/2011
Flame Retardants Tied to Lower Birth Weights

Phased out in 2004, the chemicals remain in older furnishings and household items, study says

8/30/2011
Health Tip: Feel More Rested During Pregnancy

Suggestions to battle fatigue

8/26/2011
C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots

Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

8/24/2011
Only 1 in 7 Ob/Gyns Now Performs Abortions, Survey Finds

But experts on both sides of debate say may not be accurate reflection of reality

8/24/2011
Unintended Pregnancies Rising Among Poorer U.S. Women: Study

By 2006, the rate of unplanned pregnancy for low-income women was 5 times that of the well-off

8/18/2011
Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC

Making vaccination readily available improves compliance with guidelines, researchers say

8/16/2011
Obesity Before Pregnancy May Raise Child's Asthma Risk

Study found teens were up to 30 percent more likely to wheeze if moms were obese

8/12/2011
8/11/2011
Poorly Controlled Asthma Can Boost Chances of Pregnancy Complications

Those included high blood pressure during pregnancy and premature delivery

8/11/2011
Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds

They had more babies than generation before, after

8/11/2011
No Proof That Aspirin Aids Conception, Review Shows

Data on women undergoing in vitro fertilization finds no evidence supporting aspirin use

8/9/2011
Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study

Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

8/4/2011
Eating Disorders Can Harm Women's Fertility

Anorexic and bulimic patients twice as likely as other women to seek help getting pregnant: study

8/3/2011
High Dose of Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Says

Pregnant women can safely use fluconazole for one-time, low-dose care of vaginal infection, agency says

8/1/2011
Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk

Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure