Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/19/2009
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb

5/13/2009
Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt During Pregnancy

Here are suggestions on what to do

5/12/2009
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year

Preemie risk 50 percent lower in those who take supplements that long, research shows

5/6/2009
Maternal Depression Has Negative Effect on Infants' Sleep

But study suggests disturbances reversible with behavioral, environmental changes

5/5/2009
Testosterone Injections Offer Hope for Male Contraceptive

Possible alternative to current birth control methods needs more study

5/4/2009
5/1/2009
Health Tip: Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy

Suggestions to help reduce the strain

4/27/2009
Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine

4/27/2009
Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth

But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

4/23/2009
Pregnant and Older May Mean More Complications

CDC finds some problems on the rise, with no clear explanations

4/23/2009
Health Tip: Blood Tests During Pregnancy

What your doctor is screening for

4/22/2009
Genes May Alter Alcohol's Effect on Fetus

Study in mice could explain differing outcomes of drinking while pregnant

4/21/2009
Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer

Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

4/17/2009
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby

Researchers saw improved fetal development when moms-to-be worked out

4/15/2009
Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

When taken during pregnancy, valproate lowers IQ, study finds

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

4/11/2009
How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?

Experts debate pros, cons of consumption and mercury exposure

4/9/2009
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth

Study suggests that toxins alter cell activity and cut oxygen to baby

4/6/2009
Male Infertility Treatment Boosts Sperm Count

Small Egyptian study uses hormone-antioxidant combo to improve odds of conception

4/3/2009
Health Tip: False Labor or Real Labor?

Signs that it's the real deal

4/1/2009
Mothers of Multiples May Face Higher Depression Risk

Hopkins researchers find that few new moms seek help for symptoms

3/31/2009
Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects

Risk rises for babies conceived in spring, summer, when chemical concentrations peak

3/30/2009
Babies Born Only 2 to 3 Weeks Early May Face Development Delays

While risk to individual newborn is small, doctors should be aware, study says

3/27/2009
Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

Study shows those who do drop risk of premature birth, smaller babies

3/18/2009
Trial Vaccine May Protect Against Serious Viral Infection

Women given injection could cut risk for CMV in half, study suggests

3/18/2009
Unmarried Childbirths in U.S. Reach Record Levels

Government report also shows Cesarean deliveries hitting new highs

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