Pregnancy News

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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

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