Pregnancy News

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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

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