Pregnancy News

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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

4/2/2010
3/30/2010
In Pregnancy, Leg Clots More Likely on Left Side

Doctors should be alert for this common condition, researchers say

3/26/2010
Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors

Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

3/25/2010
Black Women Least Likely to Breast-Feed in U.S.

Just over half attempt it, compared to about three-quarters of whites, Hispanics, CDC says

3/23/2010
Cesarean Rates Reach Record High

At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

3/19/2010
Pregnancy Dampens Memory

Small study found expectant moms performed poorly on spatial recognition tests

3/19/2010
Swine Flu in Pregnancy Leads Some to ICU

Moms-to-be more likely to become critically ill than others, study finds

3/18/2010
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk

Strategies may be needed to promote well-being in pregnancy, researcher says

3/17/2010
Meth Exposure May Be Worse for Fetus Than Alcohol

Drug abuse treatment essential for pregnant women, researchers say

3/17/2010
Sexual Desire, Satisfaction Don't Diminish During Pregnancy

Study found first, second trimesters don't mean lowered interest for most women

3/10/2010
Panel Finds Many Women Can Avoid Repeat C-Sections

Vaginal delivery after Cesarean often safe, but roadblocks remain, experts say

3/5/2010
Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births

Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

2/24/2010
Black Women at Higher Risk of Birth-Related Heart Problem

But specific genetic risks for peripartum cardiomyopathy still need to be identified

2/24/2010
Two Babies Born a Year Apart After Ovary Transplant

First reported case where procedure led to natural second pregnancy

2/23/2010
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones

Children exposed in womb slower to sit without support, walk, study finds

2/22/2010
Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Raises Gestational Diabetes Risk

Women who pack on more pounds than recommended are most susceptible, researchers say

2/22/2010
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy

In study, response rate almost 20 percent higher with depression-specific acupuncture

2/17/2010
Bilingualism Might Begin in the Womb

Newborns of moms who spoke more than one language paid attention to both, study found

2/17/2010
Health Tip: Getting a Fetal Ultrasound

What the diagnostic may reveal

2/12/2010
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression

They make depression after pregnancy more likely

2/11/2010
TV Dramas Can Be More Persuasive Than News Reports

Birth control study found fictional presentation swayed young women more than documentary

2/9/2010
Drinking Milk While Pregnant May Lower Kids' MS Risk

Finding suggests that the effect of vitamin D begins in the womb, expert says

2/9/2010
Mom's Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Baby's Size

Smoking, low folic acid, high blood pressure restrict fetal growth, study finds

2/8/2010
Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child

Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found