Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/10/2008
12/4/2008
Women Unhappy With Disposal Options After Infertility Treatment

Study suggests more choices need to be available to couples

12/4/2008
Mom's Cells Prime Fetal Immune System

Process prevents growing baby from rejecting the mother, researchers find

12/4/2008
Health Tip: If You Were Diabetic While Pregnant

You may be able to prevent diabetes from coming back

12/3/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Raise Autism Risk in Offspring

Yet another reason pregnant women should avoid this medication, experts say

12/3/2008
C-Section Might Boost Baby's Asthma Risk

Large study suggests the procedure impairs healthy immune response

12/2/2008
Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes

11/28/2008
Health Tip: Medications and Pregnancy

Common drugs that may not be safe for baby

11/26/2008
Hairspray Exposure Ups Risk for Birth Defect in Sons

Stylists, beauticians may be affected by phthalates in these products, experts say

11/26/2008
Drug to Prevent Preterm Labor Shows Little Benefit

No difference found between intensive nifedipine therapy and placebo, researchers say

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