Pregnancy News

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3/17/2009
CT Scans of Pregnant Women Increasing

But danger to fetus from radiation is slight, experts say

3/17/2009
Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs

Businesses urged to help lower health costs and prevent preterm births

3/13/2009
Preemie Delivery Tied to Later Heart Woes for Women

And ovary removal is another reproductive factor linked to cardiovascular trouble, research shows

3/11/2009
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

3/10/2009
For Primary Care, More Patients Are Seeing Specialists

Even prenatal care visits to family doctors are declining, researchers find

3/6/2009
3/6/2009
Safety of Labor-Delaying Drugs Questioned

The dilemma, researchers say, is whether or not to treat at all

3/2/2009
B12 Deficit May Boost Risk of Birth Defects

Women who are vegans and vegetarians most affected, study says

3/1/2009
Undoing the 'Big Baby' Trend

As infant weights rise, parents are urged to take steps early to prevent obesity

2/25/2009
Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

Labeling doesn't always reflect content, which is crucial to fetal neurological development, researchers note

2/25/2009
Hormones May Help Shield Women from Parkinson's

But protection limited to natural hormones, not HRT, researchers note

2/24/2009
Diabetes Linked to Depression During and After Pregnancy

Study was based on more than 11,000 low-income mothers

2/24/2009
'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex

But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

2/17/2009
Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma

Environment can boost mutations in genes, study says

2/14/2009
Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too

Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds

2/10/2009
Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

But researchers note risk is still small and pounds can be shed before conception

2/9/2009
Pregnancy May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival

But early diagnosis and treatment before birth are best, study says

2/6/2009
Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who have multiple treatments face little danger, Danish study says

2/5/2009
Zinc May Counter Effects of Alcohol in Early Pregnancy

But findings don't mean it's safe for expectant moms to drink, study says

2/5/2009
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring

Mouse study concludes rich environmental memories can affect learning in children

2/5/2009
Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene

Supplements during pregnancy and early years could cut child's susceptibility, study says

2/2/2009
Blood Test May Predict Postpartum Depression

Measuring hormone could find three-fourths of women at risk, study claims

2/2/2009
Smoking-Low Birth Weight Link Explained in Part

Tobacco use narrows blood vessels to fetus, study finds

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia May Stem From Malformed Proteins

Yale researchers say discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks

Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

1/30/2009
Using C-Section Scars to Predict Future Deliveries

Measurements can indicate whether vaginal birth would be safe, study says

1/29/2009
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk

They may share common underlying trait, but connection is vague, study says

1/29/2009
Additional Steroid Dose May Help Preemies

Fewer babies have complications, without ill effects, study finds

1/29/2009
Common Chemicals May Delay Pregnancy

Use of PFOS, PFOA as additives is being phased out, researchers note

1/21/2009
Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase

More Caesarean deliveries a possible cause, study suggests

1/21/2009
Health Tip: Dizziness During Pregnancy

Suggestions to help steady yourself

1/16/2009
Caring Counseling May Ease Postpartum Depression

But more severe bouts may require intensive care, one expert says

1/15/2009
Mothers, Newborns at High Risk in Developing World

UNICEF report finds 500,000 new mothers dying each year

1/15/2009
Newer Contraceptives Don't Increase Heart Risk

But more research is needed because they may lead to blood clots, study says

1/14/2009
IVF Treatments Often Work for Women Under 35

But success rate is much lower for those over 40 who want a baby, study says

1/13/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help 'Preemie' Girls' Brains

The same benefit was not seen in infant boys, however

1/9/2009
1/7/2009
Early Elective C-Sections Produce Complications

Babies delivered at 37 weeks have double the troubles of those born at 39 weeks

1/7/2009
Teen Birth Rate Up in 26 States in 2006

Highest rates in South, Southwest; lowest rates in Northeast, government reports

1/4/2009
Prenatal Nutrition, Postnatal Allergy Protection

Certain foods consumed during pregnancy might protect against asthma and eczema

12/29/2008
Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges

Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control, study finds

12/26/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Headaches During Pregnancy

Suggestions to ward off the pain

12/24/2008
Rate of Unnecessary C-Sections Far Lower Than Thought

Estimates put figure at nearly 60 percent; real number may be as low as 4 percent, study finds

12/22/2008
Vitamin D Deficit in Pregnancy Tied to Caesarean Risk

Women with deficiency at time of delivery had almost 4 times the odds, study says

12/22/2008
Health Tip: Managing Headaches During Pregnancy

Suggestions to help relieve the pain

12/19/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter

Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

12/19/2008
Multiple Doses of Steroids Don't Help Preemies

More than one course can lead to smaller babies, study says

12/18/2008
Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies

C-sections done too soon can lead to respiratory trouble, other problems, doctors say

12/16/2008
Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners

12/11/2008
Late Preterm Birth Poses Developmental Risks

Caesarean or induction should not be done before 39 weeks unless necessary, study says