Pregnancy News

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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

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