Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/12/2007
Evolution Tips the Balance in Mom's Favor

Female spine has evolved to better accommodate pregnancy, study says

12/5/2007
Teen Birth Rates Up for First Time in 14 Years, U.S. Reports

Birth rates among unmarried women, C-section deliveries also hit new high last year

12/3/2007
Having Twin Sister Boosts Men's Anorexia Risk

Shared fetal environment may be to blame, researchers say

11/30/2007
Female Mammals May Select Out Competing Sperm

There's new evidence that the reproductive tract favors one mate over another

11/30/2007
Tracking Drug Levels Helps Pregnant Women With Epilepsy

Blood testing cuts down on seizures linked to lamotrigine use, research shows

11/30/2007
Extra Doses of Vitamins C, E Don't Guard Against Preeclampsia

Study adds to evidence that supplementation during pregnancy makes little difference

11/29/2007
Health Tip: Female Infertility

A list of possible causes

11/28/2007
Cancer-Suppressing Gene Tied to Female Fertility

It's potentially another helpful role for p53, scientists say

11/28/2007
Lack of Sleep Tied to Weight Gain in New Moms

But a cause for the connection is still being sought

11/23/2007
Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes

Contaminated water could boost child's cancer risk, study finds

11/19/2007
Research Reveals Nutrient's Impact on the Embryo

Vitamin A-derived retinoic acid helps guide development, scientists say

11/19/2007
Health Tip: Taking a Home Pregnancy Test

Help ensure that your results are accurate

11/16/2007
Fetal Heart Rate Points to Later Child Development

It gives clues to neurological progress in toddler years, study finds

11/14/2007
Health Tip: Carrying Twins?

They're at greater-than-average risk of complications

11/13/2007
Babies Born Few Weeks Early Face Higher Death Risk

Late preterm infants 6 times more likely to die during first week of life, study finds

11/9/2007
Pill Poses Little Cervical Cancer Risk

And women's risk gets even smaller 10 years after stopping the drug, researchers say

11/7/2007
Caffeine Therapy Boosts Preemies' Outcomes

It cut their risk for neurodevelopmental trouble, researchers say

11/4/2007
Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Babies' Heart Risks

Canadian study shows reduction after folate added to foods

11/4/2007
Urinary Tract Infection May Raise Birth Defect Risk

More cases of a heart anomaly in babies born to infected women, study found

11/3/2007
Successful Breast-Feeding

Most women need help and support to do it well, experts say

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/1/2007
Pancreas May Be Key to Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes

The condition can pose dangers to mother, baby, experts note

10/29/2007
Fetal Surgery Saves Baby After Early 'Water Break'

Protective membranes ruptured in week 20 of pregnancy, German team reports

10/18/2007
Health Tip: Soothing Morning Sickness

Tips for pregnancy-related nausea

10/12/2007
Abortion Numbers Fall Worldwide

Rates were similar whether procedures were legal, illegal, survey also found

10/10/2007
Thyroid Test Won't Help Pregnant Mom, Baby

Thyroid woes have been linked to poorer outcomes, but ob/gyn experts say routine screen unnecessary

10/5/2007
Fish Safe for Pregnant Women to Eat

Too many aren't consuming recommended levels, experts say

10/4/2007
Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch

22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

10/1/2007
Mom's Low Cholesterol Tied to Preemie Births

Nutritional deficiencies and genetics may be to blame, researchers suggest

9/28/2007
Bird Flu Virus Can Infect Fetus

H5N1 also migrates to organs other than lungs, autopsy study shows

9/28/2007
15% of Women Struggle With Pregnancy-Related Depression

Doctors need to be more proactive in diagnosing the condition, study says

9/26/2007
Stop-Smoking Therapies Have Benefits, Risks for Pregnant Women

They boost the quit rate but raise odds of premature birth, experts note

9/21/2007
Mother's Blood Could Offer Insights Into Fetal Health

Non-invasive test for fetal RNA offers possible advance over invasive tests

9/21/2007
Many U.S. Women Unaware of Birth Defect Risks

Doctors aren't cautioning patients on medication-associated dangers, study finds

9/14/2007
Women's Folic Acid Levels Improving

That should mean fewer serious birth defects, U.S. experts say

9/12/2007
Health Tip: Early Signs of Pregnancy

But they differ from woman to woman