Pregnancy News

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8/14/2009
Low Choline Level in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defects

Anencephaly, spina bifida linked to nutrient found in foods, study shows

8/14/2009
Some Birth Control Pills Safer Than Others

European studies find types of hormones used raise or lower clot risk

8/10/2009
Seizures, Not Epilepsy Itself, May Raise Birth Risks

It's the attacks during pregnancy that cause problems, study contends

8/8/2009
If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

Ultrasound can detect infants turned in the womb, allowing time for decisions

8/7/2009
Health Tip: Eating Right While You're Pregnant

Diet is even more important when you're expecting

8/4/2009
Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

Delivery at 37 weeks helps women with hypertensive disorders, study finds

7/30/2009
7/29/2009
7/29/2009
Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk

7/28/2009
7/24/2009
Snoozing May Help Women Shed Baby Weight

But avoiding postpartum sleep deprivation can be tough, experts admit

7/21/2009
Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely

Analysis of amniotic and cervical fluids yields clues to early birth

7/19/2009
Depression Poses Pregnancy Risks

Condition, which affects mom and baby alike, may be more common than many think

7/17/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Birth Defects

Steps you can take before and during pregnancy

7/16/2009
Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens

Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

7/15/2009
Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

Study finds fetuses showed short-term memory of 10 minutes at this stage in development

7/13/2009
FDA OKs Single-Dose Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

Drug will also be made available to 17-year-olds without prescription, company says

7/10/2009
Stillbirth Not an Issue for Next-Born

No increased psychological risk for subsequent child: study

6/19/2009
Treatment Option Shortens Path to Pregnancy

Skipping one phase when treating infertility also cuts costs, study finds

6/18/2009
Work Stress for Mom Might Harm Baby

Researchers link job strain, long hours to low birth weight

6/18/2009
6/17/2009
Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit

6/17/2009
Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

More expectant moms being checked, treated so babies aren't infected, study finds

6/16/2009
Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks

Expert thinks pre-pregnancy mood could partly explain disparity in birth rate

6/11/2009
Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

Gestational diabetes risk higher in moms-to-be who snore, study finds

6/11/2009
Postpartum Anxiety May Delay Puberty in Kids

In animal study, hormonal changes in pregnancy have long-term impact

6/10/2009
Morning Sickness Drug Gets Green Light in Study

Israeli researchers find short-term use during pregnancy should be safe

6/9/2009
Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy

But it's no better than standard treatment, one expert says

6/5/2009
Health Tip: Pregnancy and Foot Health

The feet have a lot more weight to support

6/2/2009
Fewer New Pounds in Pregnancy Best for Obese Moms

Findings support recent changes to gestational weight gain guidelines

6/2/2009
More 'Extreme' Preemies Surviving

Almost 70% of babies born at 22-26 weeks make it to 1st birthday, study finds

5/28/2009
Experts Urge Less Weight Gain for Obese Women in Pregnancy

New guidelines suggest adding no more than 20 pounds

5/28/2009
More Assisted Reproduction, But Fewer Multiple Births

Technology use growing worldwide, but not as many embryos being transferred, research shows

5/24/2009
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise

Most women should keep active while pregnant, experts say

5/22/2009
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth

Suggestions to make labor and delivery more tolerable

5/21/2009
Methamphetamine Use Triples Among Pregnant Rehab Patients

A quarter of those seeking treatment are addicted to the drug, study shows

5/21/2009
Risk to Baby Rises With Repeat C-Sections

Procedure doubles odds for intensive care compared to vaginal birth newborns, researchers say

5/19/2009
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

Inflammation may drive the connection, researchers say

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