Pregnancy News

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

And monitor it closely while you're pregnant

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

7/15/2010
Health Tip: Considering a Midwife?

Information that you should know

7/13/2010
Brain Grows Quickest in Areas Where Apes, Humans Vary: Study

Research focuses on cerebral cortex, seat of higher mental functions

7/12/2010
History of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Helps Predict Its Return

Women who developed the condition before have much greater risk of recurrence, study finds

7/9/2010
U.S. Report on Kids' Health Brings Mixed Results

Preterm births and teen pregnancy are down, but recession means more children now living in poverty

7/2/2010
Experts Believe Many Birth Defects Are Preventable

A mother's healthy lifestyle, even before conception, can make a difference, they say

7/2/2010
6/30/2010
Preterm Births Rarely Discussed With Doctors

Survey found 40 percent of women who had had one weren't told of increased risk of another

6/29/2010
More Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse

But alcohol admissions dropped over 15 years, U.S. study finds

6/28/2010
Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say

Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

6/27/2010
Vitamins May Not Curb High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Diabetics

In study, vitamins C, E supplements had little effect on preeclampsia

6/23/2010
Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection

Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

6/22/2010
Thyroid Function Test at High End of Normal Tied to Miscarriage Risk

Pregnant women should be screened according to stricter standards, experts suggest

6/21/2010
Flame Retardant May Up Risk of Thyroid Problems in Pregnancy

Findings worrisome because thyroid hormones play critical role in fetal development, researchers say

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