Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/18/2010
FDA Panel Backs New 'Morning After' Pill

Marketed as ellaOne in Europe, it extends window of emergency contraception, but opponents see it as abortion drug

6/17/2010
Iodine Levels a Worry as Salt Use Declines

Pregnant women and infants are of particular concern to thyroid experts

6/15/2010
Common Birth Defect Likely Inherited

Pyloric stenosis renders babies unable to pass food through intestine, researchers explain

6/10/2010
Quitting Smoking Before Pregnancy Could Save Babies' Lives

CDC study finds many deaths from prematurity, SIDS could be prevented

6/10/2010
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run

Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

6/8/2010
Childhood Adversity May Affect Pregnancy Later in Life

Study links family issues and neglect to premature births and small babies

6/4/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease

The viral infection is common in children

6/2/2010
More Than 40% of U.S. Teens Have Had Sex

One-quarter of them would be pleased with a pregnancy resulting from it, report shows

6/1/2010
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks

But optimal weight gain for best outcomes still unclear, study says

6/1/2010
Risk of Miscarriage Linked to Antidepressants

Researcher advises against Paxil, Effexor during first trimester, but other experts downplay risk

5/26/2010
Waiting to Clamp the Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Babies

Cord blood and stem cells continue to flow to newborn in minutes after birth, review finds

5/26/2010
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

5/26/2010
'The Pill' Is Birth Control Favorite in U.S.

Next most common method is female sterilization, study shows

5/25/2010
Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks

Researchers suggest 'communal grieving' might have been felt across the country

5/24/2010
Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby

Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

5/24/2010
H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard

Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says

5/24/2010
Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk Doubles During Pregnancy

More research is needed to explore reasons why, study authors say

5/23/2010
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women

Performed properly, it helps build strength and flexibility, aids relaxation, experts say

5/19/2010
IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk

Two studies show a link, but experts say risk to any one child remains low

5/18/2010
Postpartum Depression Can Strike New Dads

1 in 10 men is affected, and a depressed partner can raise the risk, study finds

5/18/2010
Health Tip: Take a Childbirth Class

Here's what you can learn

5/17/2010
Technique Might Boost Women's Fertility

Scientists find way to awaken dormant ovarian follicles, produce more eggs

5/13/2010
Many Pregnant Woman Not Getting Enough Vitamin D

Simple blood test could spot those who need more supplementation, study suggests

5/11/2010
Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood

Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed were 'OK either way'

5/11/2010
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows

While experts think the news is good, they stop short of calling it a trend

5/7/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health

Short-term effects include skin and respiratory woes, while longer-term risks are uncertain

5/7/2010
The Pill Turns 50

Oral contraceptives altered the social and sexual landscape in ways expected and unexpected

5/6/2010
Drinking While Pregnant Tied to Rare Leukemia in Offspring

There's no safe amount of alcohol for women during this time, experts say

5/5/2010
Babies' Responses to Prenatal Stress Differ by Gender

Boys, girls adjust their growth patterns in distinctive ways, study finds

5/4/2010
Abortion Rates Rising Among the Poor

Recession-related worries about family size partly responsible for trend, study finds

5/4/2010
Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids

Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

5/3/2010
Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting

Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

5/3/2010
DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies

Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

4/30/2010
Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study

Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

4/30/2010
U.S. Infant Deaths on the Decline

But the U.S. still fares worse than many other countries, CDC experts say

4/30/2010
New Hope for Infertile Young Women

Many whose periods have stopped still have immature eggs, researchers find

4/29/2010
Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

4/29/2010
Severe Morning Sickness Passed From Moms to Daughters

Debilitating condition can sometimes require hospitalization, experts point out

4/20/2010
H1N1 Flu Hit Pregnant Women Hard

Getting treatment quickly was key to avoiding life-threatening illness, CDC study found

4/16/2010
Health Tip: At Risk for Gestational Diabetes?

Who is more likely to develop diabetes while pregnant

4/14/2010
Maternal Deaths Continue to Decline

Nearly 80% of fatalities are in 21 countries, study finds

4/14/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Postpartum Depression

Depression during and after pregnancy

4/14/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks

Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

4/9/2010
Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

The heavier a woman is, the greater the danger, researchers say

4/7/2010
Vitamins C, E Won't Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Linked Hypertension

Large study casts doubt on theory that antioxidant nutrients might help prevent preeclampsia

4/6/2010
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops

And the number of women delaying motherhood until their 40s grows, CDC report finds

4/5/2010
Cost-Effective Program Helps Prevent Repeat Teen Births

Computer-assisted intervention benefits high-risk, low-income girls, study finds

4/5/2010
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down

May lower baby's risk of obesity later in life, research suggests

4/2/2010
Only 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Gets Enough Exercise

U.S. guidelines urge 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, experts say

4/2/2010
New Clues to Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer

Inflammatory gene activity found in women who've given birth may raise risk, study finds