Pregnancy News

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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

12/2/2010
Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk

Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

11/24/2010
No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study

But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

11/24/2010
Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests

Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say

11/23/2010
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

11/17/2010
Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds

March of Dimes hands out a 'D' in its annual state-by-state report card

11/17/2010
Gestational Period Depends on Structure of Placenta: Research

Human pregnancy is longer compared with some other mammals due to limited tissue connections

11/16/2010
Rare, Severe Form of Morning Sickness Appears to Be Genetic

Pregnant women have 17 times the risk if sister had hyperemesis gravidarum, study finds

11/11/2010
Painkillers in Pregnancy May Harm Son's Fertility, Study Suggests

European research links analgesic use to undescended testicles, but U.S. expert says findings are 'weak'

11/4/2010
Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study

Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

11/3/2010
Anorexia Linked With Unplanned Pregnancies

Patients may mistakenly assume they can't conceive, researchers say

11/1/2010
Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Raise Child's Allergy Risks

Link found between moms-to-be who consumed them and nut sensitivity in infants

10/27/2010
Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study

But they profess less 'belief in human goodness' than surrogate moms, researchers say

10/26/2010
Stillbirth Can Be Devastating, Unpredictable

Doctor whose wife suffered one says more needs to be done to prevent it

10/26/2010
Dietary Fats Seem to Affect Sperm Quality

Harvard researchers found downside to saturated and monounsaturated fats

10/25/2010
Weight May Affect a Woman's Fertility

Obesity, underweight linked to poorer outcomes in studies

10/20/2010
Teen Birth-Rate Disparities Persist Among States

Overall birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15 to 19 was 41.5 per 1,000 in 2008, CDC says

10/20/2010
Pregnancy During Spring May Boost Kid's Risk of Food Allergies

But whether the effect is causal isn't known, experts say

10/19/2010
Fish Oil Pills Don't Affect Postpartum Depression: Study

Also no link to improvements in children's development, Australian study found

10/18/2010
Hurricanes Linked to Raised 'Fetal Distress' Risk

Rates spiked after Andrew battered South Florida, researchers say

10/11/2010
Study Sees Link Between Epilepsy, Infertility

Drugs used to control the disorder may play a role, experts say

10/8/2010
Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk

But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

10/6/2010
Drink or Two a Week While Pregnant Might Not Harm Baby: Study

But U.S. experts strongly disagree with British finding

10/5/2010
Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth

Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

10/4/2010
Video May Help Predict Which Embryos Will Survive IVF

Researchers say method could improve odds of getting pregnant with in vitro fertilization

10/1/2010
Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure

Odds of preeclampsia increased ninefold when sleep was regularly less than five hours, study finds