Pregnancy News

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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

9/7/2007
Group B Strep: A Threat to Newborns That Doesn't Have to Be

Antibiotics during delivery protect against potentially deadly infection

8/28/2007
Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids

Increased chances of being overweight, obese by age 7 were virtually erased, study finds

8/15/2007
Medical Abortion Won't Affect Future Pregnancies

Risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy didn't increase when compared to surgical abortion, study finds

8/6/2007
Many New Moms Feel 'Unready' at Hospital Discharge

Better prenatal and in-hospital education would help, researchers say

8/1/2007
Progesterone Prevents Preterm Birth for Some Women

Studies found hormone helped those with short cervix, but not those carrying twins, triplets

7/31/2007
Folate Shields Fetus Against Chemical in Plastics

The genistein in soy might also minimize BPA's influence on baby, study finds

7/30/2007
Smoking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Blood Pressure

And that rise might continue until later in life, experts say

7/25/2007
Early HIV Therapy Boosts Children's Survival

Treating babies soon after birth is clearly effective, African study finds

7/24/2007
Drinking While Pregnant May Alter Child's Brain

Neurological changes could boost risks for ADHD, other problems, researchers say

7/21/2007
Steps Prior to Pregnancy Can Protect Baby

Eat right and cut out smoking, drinking to boost fetal health, experts say

7/20/2007
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Preeclampsia

A sudden rise in blood pressure during pregnancy

7/18/2007
Fertility Technique Common, Despite Doubts

ICSI rates surging in U.S., but studies question its effectiveness, safety

7/13/2007
Soaring C-Section Rate Troubles Doctors

They say convenience is not a valid reason for the elective surgery

7/12/2007
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Placenta Previa

A condition during pregnancy

7/11/2007
Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease

State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

7/6/2007
Get in Shape for Your Pregnancy

'Preconception care' can boost the odds of having a healthy baby

7/4/2007
Health Tip: Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Some women can still conceive

7/4/2007
Screening IVF Embryos Ineffective for Older Moms

European study finds procedure results in lower live birth rates

6/29/2007
Study Compares Drugs to Delay Preterm Birth

A safer, newer med performs as well as an old standby, researchers say

6/27/2007
Mom's Antidepressant Use Poses Little Danger to Baby

There's only a very small increase in birth defect risk, two studies show

6/19/2007
Anti-Malaria Drugs Help Africa's Women, Babies

Giving these meds in pregnancy improves birth outcomes, study finds

6/19/2007
Health Tip: Sleeping During Pregnancy

Suggestions to get more rest

6/12/2007
Lower Premiums Can Cost More in Long Run With Maternity Care

Consumer-driven plans not always the best deal, report finds

6/7/2007
Study Compares Oral, Vaginal Use of Abortion Drug

Each method of taking misoprostol has its pros and cons, researchers say

6/7/2007
Flu Shot Kick-Starts Fetal Immune System

Findings back theory that neonatal system can respond to environmental exposures

6/7/2007
Experts Offer Parents Guidance on Avoiding Congenital Heart Defects

Folic acid supplements, consultation with doctors important

5/24/2007
Drinking While Pregnant Boosts Preemie Birth Risk

It's a big risk factor for extremely early deliveries, study finds

5/23/2007
Preemies Do Best at Experienced Medical Centers

Study suggests hospitals should pool resources to create top neonatal centers

5/22/2007
Sleep Apnea Could Raise Obstetric Risks

Obesity-linked problem tied to diabetes, high blood pressure during pregnancy

5/21/2007
Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma

Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

5/18/2007
Health Tip: Prenatal Checkups

It's crucial when you're pregnant to get regular medical care

5/17/2007
Aspirin May Cut Pregnancy Complication Risk

Daily use lowers odds for the dangerous spike in blood pressure called preeclampsia

5/14/2007
Race Plays Role in Women's Folic Acid Intake

Those of childbearing age risk neural tube defects in babies without it, study says

5/12/2007
Simple Workout Urged for Pregnant Women on Bed Rest

Too much inactivity can atrophy muscles, physical therapists warn

5/8/2007
Doctors Should Test for Down Syndrome

But association of obstetricians and gynecologists says final choice should rest with the mother

5/2/2007
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Twice as High for Blacks

But overall rate down by 10% since 1995, study finds

5/2/2007
Health Tip: Premature Birth

Preventive prenatal care is crucial

5/1/2007
Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study advises women to control risk factors such as diabetes and obesity

4/30/2007
Health Tip: Feel Better During Pregnancy

How to deal with morning sickness, fatigue

4/23/2007
No Link Between Abortion, Miscarriage and Breast Cancer

Study of more than 100,000 women shows no definite connection