Pregnancy News

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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

4/19/2007
Supreme Court Abortion Ban Ruling Draws Mixed Reaction

Upheld law still allows some late-term abortions; medical experts see minimal impact except for women who need them

4/11/2007
Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma

Symptoms may worsen in many women

4/8/2007
Watch Out for Eye Trouble During Pregnancy

Hormone changes and migraines can arise, affecting vision, experts say

4/4/2007
Scientists Spot Mutation Linked to Birth Defects

It's the first genetic link to neural tube defects such as spina bifida

4/4/2007
Multivitamins Improve Birth Outcomes in Developing World

Supplements reduced babies' odds for low birth weight, study found

3/30/2007
2 Parts of Abortion Pill Can Be Taken Together

Finding eliminates need for a 24-hour delay, study finds

3/28/2007
3/27/2007
Mother's Beef Consumption May Affect Son's Fertility

The more meat eaten, the lower the sperm count, study suggests

3/27/2007
Health Tip: Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

They could harm your developing baby

3/13/2007
Undocumented Immigrants' Childbirth Is Top Emergency Medicaid Expense

Study of N.C. data shows first look at health care needs of burgeoning population.

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

3/2/2007
Second-Born Twin Has Higher Post-Delivery Death Risk

But the added risk is small and shouldn't necessitate C-section, expert says

2/28/2007
Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Boost Infertility Risk

Study at odds with current dietary guidelines recommending three or more daily servings

2/22/2007
Pregnancy Hormone May Ease Multiple Sclerosis

Increase in prolactin may explain why women with MS fare better while pregnant

2/20/2007
2/18/2007
Ageless Fatherhood? Maybe Not

A man's biological clock ticks, too, researchers are discovering

2/15/2007
Fish During Pregnancy Helps Child's Development

Study contradicts U.S. government advice on limiting fish intake

2/9/2007
Black Moms Face Triple the Risk of 'Preemie' Birth

U.S. study suggests genetics may be the reason why

2/7/2007
Standard Infertility Treatment Best for Hormone Disorder

Clomiphene delivers more pregnancies for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, study finds

2/6/2007
Health Tip: Take Prenatal Vitamins

Help protect baby from birth defects

2/5/2007
Early-Life Factors Raise Risks for Adult Mental Woes

Low birth weight and a history of child abuse, together, are especially harmful, study finds

2/5/2007
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk

It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

2/5/2007
Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit All-Time Low

But Caesarean delivery rates climb to record high, report finds

2/2/2007
Nitroglycerin Could Help Prevent Preterm Births

It boosts moms' health and extends pregnancy, researchers find