Pregnancy News

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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

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