Pregnancy News

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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

2/7/2010
Fibroids May Raise Risk of Stillbirth

Monitoring fetal growth in women with these tumors advisable, study says

2/5/2010
Depression in Pregnancy May Lead to Antisocial Teens

To break unhealthy cycle, some moms-to-be may need special support, researchers say

2/5/2010
Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Not Cost-Effective: Study

But testing of high-risk couples could be viable, researchers say

2/4/2010
Natural Delivery OK in Cases of Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Women can choose to wait or be induced as either choice is acceptable, study says

2/4/2010
Genes May Influence Preterm Births

Findings could lead to preventive treatment, researchers say

2/1/2010
Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births

Study in mice finds link that may someday improve prevention efforts

1/28/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Don't Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth

No benefit seen for women with history of early delivery, researchers say

1/26/2010
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems

High levels of PBDEs can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 50%, researchers say

1/26/2010
Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends

Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

1/25/2010
Male Abusers Often Sabotage Birth Control With Partners

Study found physical violence often accompanied by attempts to get young women pregnant

1/22/2010
Stress, Anxiety Can Up Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Timely diagnosis will reduce harm to mother and baby, researchers say

1/22/2010
Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

1/21/2010
U.S. Birth Weights Falling, But Reasons Unclear

Babies of healthy white women now 3 ounces lighter than in 1990, study finds

1/21/2010
Rocking Embryos Might Boost IVF Success

Hoping to improve pregnancy rates, researchers try to simulate motion of the human body

1/15/2010
55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far

Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

1/15/2010
Health Tip: Thyroid Problems May Affect Pregnancy

Here's what an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause