Pregnancy News

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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

9/29/2010
IUD Proposed to Treat Uterine Cancer

Device releases progestin hormone and helps younger women delay hysterectomy, preserve fertility, researchers say

9/28/2010
Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends

A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

9/17/2010
Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot

Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

9/16/2010
Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression

Differences make it hard for them to connect with their own emotions and their babies, study shows

9/15/2010
Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third

But 1,000 such deaths still occur each day, report says

9/15/2010
Health Tip: Traveling By Air During Pregnancy

Suggestions for comfortable flying

9/14/2010
In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate Higher in Spring, Study Suggests

Reproductive expert cautions against waiting for "prime" season, however

9/14/2010
Fast-Freeze May Help Sperm Survive Storage, Study Finds

Method might pave way for HIV-positive men to donate sperm safely, researchers say

9/13/2010
Test Might Spot Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia leads to dangerous spikes in blood pressure, but 'biomarker' test might detect it early, researchers say

9/10/2010
Health Tip: Control Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy

And monitor it closely while you're pregnant

9/10/2010
Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use

Young women twice as likely to use contraception if their mate strongly favors its use, study finds

9/9/2010
Study Finds Bariatric Surgery Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

But weight loss procedure has its own set of risks, experts note

9/9/2010
New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies

Method allows early assessment of babies' health risks based on available data, study says

9/9/2010
Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds

Other research suggests women who smoke while pregnant impair sons' fertility

8/30/2010
Almost 1 in 3 First-Time Deliveries Now Via C-Section

More must be done to curb the use of the procedure, which comes with risks, experts say

8/27/2010
Health Tip: Understanding PCOS

Symptoms often vary

8/24/2010
Herpes Drugs Won't Raise Birth Defect Risk, Study Finds

Danish analysis of over 800,000 births shows no link

8/24/2010
Study Suggests Link Between Diet Sodas, Preterm Delivery

Danish analysis can't prove cause and effect, but experts say moderate consumption 'prudent'

8/19/2010
'The Pill' Works for Women of all Weights

For obese women, low-dose oral contraceptives are just as effective as high doses, study shows

8/14/2010
FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive

Called 'ella,' drug delays ovulation, but opponents say it's another abortion pill

8/12/2010
Stress Might Interfere With Conception

In study, higher levels of anxiety-related compound was tied to lower pregnancy rate

8/6/2010
Women Can Safely Get Pregnant Right After Miscarriage, Study Shows

Expert says this suggests it's safe to 'try again' immediately afterwards

8/4/2010
More Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Mean Heavier Baby: Study

It's another reason for moms-to-be to maintain a healthy weight, researchers say

8/3/2010
Health Tip: Confined to Bed While Pregnant

Ask your doctor what's permissible

7/30/2010
Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child

Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

7/28/2010
For Some Female Birds, Infidelity Boosts Offspring's Survival

Seychelles warblers pair up for life, but females often go elsewhere to sire their young, research shows

7/27/2010
Delivering Babies Even a Few Weeks Early Ups Respiratory Risks

Study finds greatly raised odds, but rates of planned, preterm C-sections remain high, experts note

7/23/2010
HIV-Positive Women Who Want to Conceive Feel Stigma: Survey

Many felt health-care providers judged them negatively, results showed

7/22/2010
Signs of Thyroid Trouble Tied to Raised Pregnancy Complication

Placental separation 3 times more likely if antibodies linked to gland disease are high, study shows

7/21/2010
Moderate Caffeine Intake Safe During Pregnancy, Experts Say

A cup a day not linked to miscarriage or preterm birth, new guidelines suggest

7/21/2010
Vaginal Delivery May Be OK After C-Section

Many women should be offered a 'trial of labor,' new guidelines say

7/21/2010
Prenatal Vitamin Levels a Concern After Weight Loss Surgery

Child born blind because of vitamin A deficiency, study says

7/21/2010
Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age

Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

7/20/2010
Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows

Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

7/19/2010
Better Way to Predict Success of Second IVF Attempt?

Data gleaned from first try can help gauge odds of pregnancy the next time, researchers say

7/19/2010
Study Suggests Higher Cancer Rate Among IVF Babies

But researchers found no direct cause-and-effect with assisted reproduction technology

7/15/2010
Human Sperm Gene Hasn't Changed for 600 Million Years

This DNA is shared across species and seems 'so important it can't change,' researcher says