Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/24/2008
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Premature Birth

Potential causes of early labor

4/22/2008
Pot Plus Alcohol Kills Young Rats' Brain Cells

Finding another warning to pregnant women that drug use can affect fetal brain development

4/19/2008
Extra Pounds During and Between Pregnancies Can Pose Problems

Don't eat for 2, because complications increase with excess weight

4/14/2008
Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Drop From 1990 to 2004: CDC

But more recent federal statistics saw uptick in teen pregnancies in 2006

4/11/2008
Health Tip: Taking Folic Acid

How much do you need?

4/10/2008
4/9/2008
Health Tip: Swelling During Pregnancy

Help keep it under control

4/8/2008
Exercise During Pregnancy Has Baby Benefits, Too

Even fetus shows lower heart rate when moms-to-be work out regularly

4/7/2008
Fetal Exposure to Substance Abuse Changes Brain Structure

Mom's use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs may affect kids into early adolescence, study shows

4/3/2008
When It Comes to Pregnancy, Timing Is Everything

Too little -- or too much -- time between births can be risky, research suggests

4/3/2008
Women Veterinarians Face Higher Miscarriage Risk

Study points to anesthetic gases, radiation and pesticides as probable causes

4/2/2008
Obesity During Pregnancy Carries Bigger Price Tag

Study finds the extra health-care costs strain the system

4/2/2008
Report Finds Big Disparities in Well-Being of U.S. Kids

Huge gap exists between best and worst states, with Vermont on top and Louisiana at bottom

4/2/2008
Seat Belt Use by Pregnant Women Could Save 200 Fetuses a Year

Those in car crashes where baby is injured or dies are unbelted 62% of the time

4/2/2008
Fetal Cells Detected in Mothers' Blood Years After Donor Egg Pregnancies

Finding could lead to advances in organ transplantation and stem cell research

3/28/2008
Dads' Substance Use Hurts Expectant Moms' Efforts to Quit

Many mothers return to old habits if father continues smoking, drinking, study says

3/28/2008
Premature Delivery Linked to High Cholesterol in Moms Later

Finding may explain reasons for higher risk of heart disease in these mothers

3/26/2008
Cervix Length at Mid-Pregnancy May Predict C-Section Risk

Finding won't change practice, but could help illuminate labor process, experts say

3/26/2008
Too Little Vitamin D May Soften Baby's Skull

Deficiency could cause even more serious troubles later on, study suggests

3/25/2008
Premature Birth Has Long-Lasting Effects

Survival, reproduction rates are decreased in those born early, study finds

3/24/2008
Sex Ed Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Study also suggests it won't boost sexual activity among youth

3/20/2008
Low Folate Levels May Harm Sperm

Prospective dads might want to up their intake of the nutrient, study suggests

3/19/2008
Health Tip: Massage During Pregnancy

Enjoy its benefits, but take precautions

3/14/2008
3/13/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Quit Smoking Boost Chances for 'Easygoing' Child

Their children had lowest chances for unpredictable behavior, dealt better with stress

3/7/2008
Blood Stem Cells Originate in the Placenta

Finding may help scientists recreate this microenvironment for disease treatments

3/5/2008
Depression Raised Risk of Subsequent Pregnancies Among Black Teen Moms

49% carried second baby within 2 years of the first, study finds

3/4/2008
Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body During Pregnancy

Maintain a healthy body image, positive outlook

2/25/2008
Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications

Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

2/25/2008
Health Tip: Counting Baby's Kicks

Moms-to-be should monitor movement

2/22/2008
Health Tip: Before You Get Pregnant

Take care of your body

2/21/2008
Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep During Pregnancy

Suggestions to stay comfortable

2/7/2008
Acupuncture May Aid In Vitro Fertilization

Preliminary research showed it greatly boosted pregnancy chances

2/7/2008
Birth Problems Linked to Teenage Fathers

Risky behaviors may damage sperm, experts say

2/6/2008
Health Tip: Don't Use a Hot Tub During Pregnancy

Soaring body temperature isn't good for you or baby

2/5/2008
Health Tip: Cleaning Safety for Pregnant Women

Be careful of the products you use

2/4/2008
Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Study links a brain area to later learning deficits

2/4/2008
Very Premature Babies Don't Get Follow-Up Care

The problem is particularly widespread among Medicaid families, study finds

2/1/2008
Pregnant Women With Asthma Should Stay on Low Dose of Meds

Group sets guidelines on monitoring for fetal growth restriction, preterm birth

1/31/2008
Epsom Salt Cut Cerebral Palsy Rate in Half Among Preemies

Researchers note most hospitals already stocked with simple, inexpensive solution

1/31/2008
Folic Acid May Help Prevent Premature Birth

Women took the B vitamin for one year before conception, study reports

1/21/2008
Once Again, Caffeine Linked to Miscarriage

Drinking more than 200 milligrams daily doubles risk, study finds

1/21/2008
Dinosaurs Had Teen Pregnancies, Too

Findings show that, like humans, they reached sexual maturity early to improve odds of survival

1/18/2008
Mediterranean Diet for Mom Fends Off Asthma, Allergies in Kids

But eating red meat more than 3 times weekly may increase risk, study suggests

1/17/2008
U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

New report does find medical abortions on the increase

12/20/2007
Sex Ed Does Delay Teen Sex: CDC

Classes impact boys more than girls, national survey finds

12/20/2007
Prior Miscarriage Raises Risk for Low-Birthweight Infant

A single miscarriage boosted the odds by 67%, study found

12/20/2007
Health Tip: Tracking Ovulation

How to calculate your cycle

12/13/2007
Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Prime Offspring for Alcoholism

Rat studies suggest the senses learn to like drinking early on

12/13/2007
Menopause May Be Unique to Humans

Chimps, other primates don't seem to have a marked cut-off for fertility, researchers say