Pregnancy News

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8/1/2011
Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens

Data from nationwide survey finds boys starting earlier, doing more often than girls

8/1/2011
Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Cut Babies' Colds

DHA supplements are safe, but benefits not 'dramatic,' researcher says

7/28/2011
Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

7/27/2011
Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually

But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

7/26/2011
Poor Health Linked to Very Preemie Birth Stabilizes by Adolescence

One exception was rising rate of obesity in these initially underweight kids, finds study

7/26/2011
Americans Show Rising Support for Abortion Rights: Poll

Results of Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey run counter to states' recent efforts to curb access

7/19/2011
C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report

Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

7/14/2011
Exposure to Common Chemicals May Affect Thyroid Function

Greater exposure to BPA, phthalates leads to lower levels of important thyroid hormones, researchers say

7/8/2011
Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

7/7/2011
7/6/2011
Breast-Feeding May Not Protect Moms Against MS Relapse

Research conflicts with previous findings suggesting fewer flare-ups while nursing

6/30/2011
Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA

Women of childbearing age need to know of risk from meds such as Depakote, agency says

6/29/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds

Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

6/28/2011
Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace

Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

6/27/2011
Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With MS: Study

But researchers advise losing any excess weight before conceiving

6/24/2011
Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression

These patients often have longer hospital stays than non-depressed moms-to-be

6/23/2011
Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study

21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

6/22/2011
Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

6/22/2011
Smoking During Pregnancy May Predispose Kids to Heart Trouble

Children of mothers who smoked had lower levels of 'good' cholesterol, study says

6/20/2011
IUDs Officially Recommended for Healthy Women, Teens

New guidelines say research shows this form of birth control is safe and effective

6/16/2011
Adding Folate to Tortilla Flour Might Cut Birth Defects Among Hispanics

This group has higher rate of neural tube defects than general population, experts say

6/15/2011
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects up to 10 percent of women, many of them overweight or obese

6/15/2011
Could Sleeping on Left Side Help Prevent Stillbirth?

Study finds higher rates of this tragic outcome when women slept on back or right side

6/7/2011
Too Much Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Chubby Babies

Babies with more body fat may have a higher risk of childhood obesity, researchers say

6/7/2011
Health Tip: Pregnancy Requires More Iron

Expecting women may be at risk for anemia

6/6/2011
Epilepsy Drugs' Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent

The higher the dosage, the greater the risk from four common medications, study finds

6/2/2011
Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

5/31/2011
Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery

During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

5/27/2011
Gestational Diabetes Predictable Before Pregnancy, Experts Say

Risk 4.6 times higher in overweight women with high blood sugar, even years before conception

5/26/2011
Caffeine May Interfere With Fertility in Women

Coffee, colas may prevent eggs from reaching the womb, study finds

5/23/2011
Losing Baby Weight Cuts Odds of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes

But gaining weight between pregnancies boosts the risk, study finds

5/23/2011
Being Born Only Week or Two Early Raises Risks for Baby

Study found odds for death more than doubled when delivered at 37 weeks versus 40 weeks

5/23/2011
U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report

Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

5/20/2011
Study Suggests Supplement May Protect Against Preeclampsia

Others warn of possible side effects and urge more research before pregnant women try it

5/19/2011
Post-Partum Depression More Common in Abused Women

Study in Hispanic women found domestic violence was even more predictive than history of depression

5/19/2011
New Test Detects Recent Infection With Toxoplasmosis

Parasite dangerous to pregnant women

5/18/2011
When Pregnant Mom Smokes, Baby's DNA May Change

Finding helps explain why some kids more apt to develop asthma, other diseases, study says

5/17/2011
Newer Epilepsy Meds Less Likely to Cause Birth Defects: Study

Low overall risk of major birth defects with first-trimester exposure, researchers find

5/17/2011
Gene Variation May Explain Some Female Infertility Cases

Mutation leads to low levels of pregnancy hormone, study says

5/16/2011
5/11/2011
Moms Who Have Twins May Live Longer: Study

Data from 1800s suggests naturally conceived twins might point to better health

5/10/2011
Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns

Supplements can cut risk of RSV, life-threatening complications, researchers say

5/9/2011
Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism

Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

5/3/2011
Health Tip: Taking a Home Pregnancy Test

Suggestions to help ensure accurate results

4/29/2011
Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study

The research was in mice, but may have implications for humans

4/29/2011
Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate

To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

4/26/2011
One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study

Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

4/25/2011
Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals

Children, pregnant women inadequately safeguarded from hazardous compounds, experts say

4/22/2011
Pregnant and Stressed May Mean Offspring Who Misbehave

Not the type of stress but the number of incidents has most effect, study finds

4/21/2011
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however