Pregnancy News

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4/20/2011
Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder

Study allays concern that latest generation Yaz contraceptive might cause harm

4/19/2011
Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD

Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

4/14/2011
Obesity, Disparities in Care Help Drive U.S. Stillbirths: Studies

27,000 American women still experience this often preventable outcome each year, experts say

4/12/2011
Fish Oil Promising Against Postpartum Depression in Small Trial

Moms who took capsules during pregnancy had fewer symptoms, but more study needed

4/6/2011
Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women

The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

4/6/2011
Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study

High blood pressure, diabetes may be contributing factors, researchers say

4/5/2011
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

4/1/2011
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Pre-Term Labor

Before week 37 of pregnancy

3/31/2011
U.S. Reports Continuing Drop in Birth Rate

Data show broad-based decline among all races, nearly all ages and in all states

3/25/2011
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens

Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

3/22/2011
Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Common Complication of Pregnancy

DNA variants suggest new targets against preeclampsia, a dangerous rise in blood pressure

3/21/2011
Moms' Use of 'the Pill' Won't Raise Kids' Asthma Risk: Study

Research refutes claim that pre-pregnancy birth control causes respiratory problems in babies

3/17/2011
Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

Massage and elevate your tootsies

3/10/2011
Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study

Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

3/7/2011
Noninvasive Test May Identify Down Syndrome Early On

Simple blood draw might someday become routine practice in pregnancy, researchers say

3/2/2011
CDC Links Prescription Painkillers in Pregnancy to Birth Defects

Modest rise in risk noted, but danger to any one woman remains small, researchers say

3/2/2011
Smoking During Early Pregnancy May Put Baby's Heart at Risk

CDC director calls quitting the most important thing a mom can do to protect her child

2/22/2011
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms

Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

2/17/2011
Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays

But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

2/17/2011
Research Sheds Light on Gene Linked to Preeclampsia

Discovery may lead to improved screening, care for this pregnancy complication, researchers say

2/14/2011
Weight Guidelines May Be High for Severely Obese Moms-to-Be

Different classes of obesity may merit separate recommendations, researchers say

2/11/2011
Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants

Possible increase in cancer risk in kids exposed before birth and up to 3 months of age, study finds

2/10/2011
When Given Control, Women Use Less Epidural Anesthesia During Delivery

About one-third less used with patient-controlled devices, study finds

2/9/2011
Fetal Surgery Could Boost Outcomes in Severe Spina Bifida

Delicate in utero procedure cut rates of disability, but does come with risks, study finds

2/8/2011
Lead Exposure May Raise Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Even low levels had a strong effect, researchers find

2/7/2011
Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Kids' Development

At age 3, children of mothers exposed to highest levels were adversely affected, researchers find

2/7/2011
Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Preeclampsia

High blood pressure during pregnancy

2/6/2011
FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births

The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

2/4/2011
Drug Approved to Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Makena for women at risk of delivering early

2/4/2011
High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report

Induction without good medical reason puts babies at risk, watchdog group warns

2/2/2011
United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09

Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

2/1/2011
HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women

Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

1/31/2011
Sex During Pregnancy Deemed Safe

Review finding should guide doctors in counseling pregnant patients, researchers say

1/26/2011
Abortion Typically Doesn't Harm Mental Health: Study

Research included all women having abortions in Denmark from 1995 through 2007

1/13/2011
1/11/2011
Decline in U.S. Abortion Rate Stalls, Report Finds

Meanwhile, harassment of abortion providers on the increase

1/11/2011
Working With Plasticizers, Pesticides May Reduce Fertility

Job exposure may have delayed pregnancy, led to lower-weight babies, researchers say

1/10/2011
Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study

Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found

1/7/2011
Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Labor, Delivery

Don't leave everything to chance

12/30/2010
Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness

Help avoid nausea while you're pregnant

12/22/2010
Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study

Procedure using 1 embryo was 5 times more likely to result in birth of a healthy baby

12/20/2010
C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report

But overall birth rate dips, possibly because of sagging economy, expert says

12/15/2010
Scientists Spot Genetic Areas Key to Embryonic Development

More than 2,000 'enhancers' uncovered that activate at specific times

12/14/2010
Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby

Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

12/13/2010
12/8/2010
Chinese Study Suggests New Way to Test for Genetic Diseases

Method involves sampling fetal DNA present in mother's blood

12/7/2010
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?

Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

12/6/2010
Restless Legs in Pregnancy Likely to Recur, Researchers Say

Among those who developed syndrome, many had later occurrences, study found

12/3/2010
Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says

Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

12/3/2010
Common Epilepsy Drug Taken During Pregnancy Might Raise Spina Bifida Risk

But absolute risk is small with Tegretol, researchers note