Pregnancy News

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2/9/2012
Risk of Preterm Birth Rises for Hispanic Women the Longer They're in U.S.

Rate among U.S.-born Hispanic women nearly triple that of women here less than a decade, study says

2/8/2012
Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring

Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

2/8/2012
2/1/2012
Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packets of Birth Control Pills

Errors in packaging could cause accidental pregnancies, company warns

1/31/2012
Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes can raise risk of obstetric complications, researchers add

1/31/2012
When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

1/30/2012
Study Looks at Possible HIV Drugs-Birth Defect Link

More research needed into unconfirmed association between antiretrovirals and cleft lip/palate

1/27/2012
Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates

Centuries-old therapy can help men and women alike with fertility issues, experts say

1/27/2012
Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth

Suggestions to ease pain without medication

1/20/2012
Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study

Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

1/20/2012
Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

But there are many other reasons to avoid cigarettes while pregnant

1/20/2012
Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study

First three months might be critical window, researchers say

1/19/2012
More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC

A third of them thought they couldn't get pregnant at the time, researchers report

1/17/2012
Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most Hazardous

But no alcohol use is safe during pregnancy, study finds

1/13/2012
Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins

Tips include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, elevating legs when resting

1/13/2012
Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic

Better diagnostic tools needed to avoid medical errors leading to fetal loss, researchers say

1/13/2012
Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies

Study found women who took SSRIs a bit more likely to have infants with high blood pressure in the lungs

1/12/2012
Health Tip: Help Control Constipation During Pregnancy

Eat more fiber and drink more fluids

1/12/2012
Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study

The ideal number is one or two for the assisted reproduction technique, researchers say

1/5/2012
Blood Test May Reveal Child's Sex Soon After Conception

More work is needed, but blood draw could reduce invasive procedures, researchers say

1/5/2012
Antibiotics in Pregnancy May Shield Newborns From Strep B

Developing countries should adopt this practice for at-risk moms-to-be, researchers say

1/3/2012
Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

12/29/2011
Health Tip: Eat Right During Pregnancy

Here are some diet essentials

12/28/2011
12/21/2011
Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise

Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

12/20/2011
Uterine Fibroids Cost Billions in U.S. Health Care, Lost Work: Report

Common women's condition takes up to $35 billion toll each year

12/16/2011
Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids

Mothers' use of steroid inhalers could lead to some disorders in children, large study suggests

12/15/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Suggestions to help end discomfort

12/12/2011
Health Tip: How to Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Suggestions include exercise, calcium-rich foods

12/9/2011
Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder

Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

12/8/2011
Stress Early in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Baby Boys

Women in first trimester during major earthquake gave birth earlier and had more girls, study finds

12/6/2011
Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ

Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

12/5/2011
Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women

Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

12/5/2011
Study Sees Rice as Source of Arsenic Exposure

Finding is preliminary; poison expert downplays health risk

12/5/2011
Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study

Danish researchers found it almost tripled chances of autism spectrum disorder, although risk remains small

12/5/2011
Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While Pregnant

Your baby can suffer serious complications

12/2/2011
Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms

More than half also had a mental health diagnosis, study found

12/2/2011
New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing

Try moisturizers, emollients before resorting to steroids, experts say

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