Pregnancy News

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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

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