Pregnancy News

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2/22/2017
Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study

Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

2/20/2017
Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

2/17/2017
Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

2/16/2017
Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

2/16/2017
Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby

Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

2/15/2017
More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving

Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

2/14/2017
Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

2/9/2017
Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages

Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

2/3/2017
Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

2/3/2017
Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive

His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

2/3/2017
Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk

Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

2/2/2017
Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?

Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

2/1/2017
STDs and Fertility

Millions of women have had a condition that increases the risk of infertility, new study finds.

1/27/2017
Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications

Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

1/26/2017
Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid?

New study finds the therapy may have potential risks, and specialists say more study is needed

1/25/2017
Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

1/25/2017
Maternal BMI and Childhood Obesity

Does a mother's body mass index during pregnancy increase her child's risk of obesity?

1/24/2017
Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids

Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

1/19/2017
U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year

CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime

1/18/2017
FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women

Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

1/17/2017
Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

1/17/2017
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report

Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia

1/16/2017
Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy

Suggestions to protect yourself

1/16/2017
Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

1/12/2017
Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender?

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

1/12/2017
Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

1/12/2017
Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

1/10/2017
New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

1/5/2017
Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

1/4/2017
Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy

Changing hormones, anxiety and heartburn can lead to insomnia

12/30/2016
Don't Ban Anonymous Sperm Donations: Study

Researchers say it could shrink donor pool, lead to higher fees

12/29/2016
Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

12/23/2016
More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

12/22/2016
Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems

The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

12/22/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

12/20/2016
Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

12/19/2016
Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

12/19/2016
Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

12/15/2016
MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study

Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

12/14/2016
Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

12/14/2016
12/13/2016
Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain

Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

12/9/2016
Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

12/8/2016
More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

12/5/2016
C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

12/1/2016
Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

11/28/2016
Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy Won't Raise Autism Risk in Child: Study

Review of nearly 200,000 U.S. children found no good evidence of an effect, researchers say

11/23/2016
Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice

Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

11/21/2016
New Fetal Views in 3-D

Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb