Pregnancy News

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11/24/2008
Health Tip: What to Eat During Morning Sickness

Foods that probably won't worsen nausea

11/21/2008
Scientists ID Uterine Muscle Switch for Contractions

Finding may lead to new therapies for preterm labor

11/21/2008
Aquarobics May Help Ease Labor

Women who exercised during pregnancy needed less pain meds, study found

11/20/2008
Health Tip: Considering Home Birth?

Signs that you'd be better off at a hospital

11/18/2008
Bariatric Surgery Before Pregnancy Benefits Moms, Babies

Weight-loss procedure may change fertility, nutritional needs, study suggests

11/18/2008
Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring

Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation

11/17/2008
Drugs to Treat Lung Damage in Preemies May Harm Brain

Even when given before birth, glucocorticoids tied to cognitive, motor control problems in mice

11/17/2008
Assisted Reproductive Technology Linked to Birth Defects

But the chances of such problems are low, CDC study finds

11/14/2008
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk

Poverty, social deprivation among factors boosting odds of preeclampsia, hypertension

11/14/2008
High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

11/13/2008
Chemical in Plastics May Cause Fertility Problems

Exposure to BPA might lessen chances of successful pregnancy, research suggests

11/13/2008
Health Tip: Caffeine and Pregnancy

Avoid the stimulant while you're expecting

11/13/2008
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies

Study says treatment, similar to acupressure, may boost uterus receptivity

11/12/2008
U.S. Gets a 'D' for Preterm Birth Rates

March of Dimes says 18 states plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia get failing grades

11/10/2008
Freezing Ovaries Preserves Fertility, Scientists Report

New technique could help cancer patients or women who want to delay childbirth

11/5/2008
Debt-Linked Stress May Spur Premature Delivery

But many other forms of anxiety don't affect timing of birth, study finds

11/3/2008
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk

Women need not be frightened but should limit consumption of stimulant, experts say

11/3/2008
Sexually Charged TV Might Raise Risk of Teen Pregnancy

But researchers stress finding doesn't establish a direct link between the two

10/31/2008
Preeclampsia Might Protect Against Testicular Cancer

Study suggests link between high blood pressure in pregnancy and risk of the malignancy

10/31/2008
Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child

It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds

10/28/2008
Successive Births, HRT Use Boost Joint Replacement Risks

Early puberty also a factor in increased chance of knee, hip surgeries, study finds

10/23/2008
Depression During Pregnancy May Cause Premature Birth

And preterm birth is leading cause of infant mortality, study notes

10/22/2008
Statins May Prevent Some Miscarriages

Mouse study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs could help women with antiphospholipid syndrome

10/20/2008
Low Birth Weight Tied to Rise in Infant Hemangiomas

Each 1.1-lb. decrease boosted risk for benign birthmark ninefold, study says

10/20/2008
10/17/2008
Research May Help Predict Preeclampsia

The pregnancy-related blood pressure condition can pose serious threat to woman and unborn child

10/17/2008
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates

Reproductive pressures, dietary preferences all contribute, anthropologist suggests

10/15/2008
Health Tip: Having a Baby After Age 35

Take heed of these suggestions

10/7/2008
Scientists Explore New Test for Down Syndrome

If effective, it would be less invasive than current prenatal exams

10/3/2008
Gestational Diabetes Risk Higher for Asian-White Couples

Pelvic size may also play role in further chance of Caesarean delivery, study finds

10/3/2008
Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma

Key is to control symptoms, avoid attacks

10/2/2008
Health Tip: Sex During Pregnancy

It may not be a good idea if you have certain risk factors

10/1/2008
Dieting History Tied to Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Restricted eaters gained too much or too little, study finds

9/22/2008
Health Tip: Develop a Birth Plan

Make decisions before baby is due

9/18/2008
Mom's Diet Can Alter Genes to Raise Babies' Asthma Risk

Supplement use may be behind doubling of respiratory disease in last 25 years, study suggests

9/18/2008
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy

Low-cost therapy reduces threat of transfer from mother's bones to fetus or nursing infant

9/18/2008
9/18/2008
9/18/2008
Antibiotics for Preterm Labor Linked to Cerebral Palsy

Risk is small, and women shouldn't shun the drugs entirely, experts say

9/17/2008
Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby

U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

9/12/2008
Health Tip: Preparing for Pregnancy

What's needed in your diet, and what you should avoid

9/11/2008
Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry

Finding may help shed light on postpartum depression in those choosing Caesareans

9/2/2008
Extremely Preemie Babies Prone to Behavior Woes Later On

Children born at or before 25 weeks were 4 times more likely to have problems at age 6, study found

9/2/2008
3 Questions Can Spot Possible Postpartum Depression

Study found quick screen was as good as conventional testing

8/31/2008
Brain 'Master Switch' May Control Appetite, Fertility

Mouse study shows genetic link to signals telling body when it's full, safe to mate

8/29/2008
Alcohol in Early Pregnancy May Prompt Fetal Cell Death

Even a few glasses of wine enough to disrupt normal development, mouse study finds

8/29/2008
Mom's Smoking During Pregnancy Ups Preemie's SIDS Risk

Fetal exposure to cigarette smoke appears to lower breathing recovery, study finds

8/28/2008
Protecting Newborns From a Dangerous Threat

Simple tests and antibiotics can thwart Group B strep, doctors say

8/27/2008
Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Threat of Cerebral Palsy

Compound given to women at risk of preterm birth cuts risk in half, study finds

8/26/2008
Preterm Births Linked to Infection of Amniotic Fluid

Women with highest degree of contagion most likely to deliver earlier, sicker infants, study finds