Pregnancy News

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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

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