Pregnancy News

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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

2/2/2007
Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

First, make sure you check with your doctor

1/31/2007
Pelvic Prolapse Linked to Vaginal Delivery

More than 200,000 U.S. women need corrective surgery each year due to the condition

1/26/2007
Birth Defects Cost U.S. Billions

Some problems are preventable, others need more research, experts say

1/26/2007
Coffee Shouldn't Boost Preemie Birth Risk: Study

Still, experts advise women use caution in not overdoing intake

1/26/2007
Folic Acid Supplements Cut Babies' Risk of Cleft Lip

Study finds daily dose of 400 micrograms or more drops rate by 40%

1/11/2007
Scientists Decipher Genome for 'Nasty' STD

Trichomonas vaginalis associated with pelvic disease, risk of HIV infection in women

1/10/2007
Delaying AIDS Treatment After Birth May Help Infected Moms

Six-month wait for nevirapine use could lessen resistance to antiretroviral therapy

1/9/2007
1/5/2007
Prenatal Vitamins Linked to Healthier Babies

Supplements could save newborn lives in developing countries, researchers say

1/2/2007
Down Syndrome Screening Recommended for All Expectant Moms

New guidelines say pregnant women of all ages should get less invasive screen

12/21/2006
Fish Oil Supplements During Pregnancy Boost Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination

Whether these benefits last is unknown, one expert says

12/15/2006
Mom-Made Hormone Shields Baby During Birth

Oxytocin tells fetal brain to conserve oxugen, study finds

12/14/2006
Gene Triggers Toxoplasmosis Dangers

Mutant DNA makes the cat-borne bug so hazardous, study finds

12/13/2006
New Year-Round Contraceptive Pill Safe and Effective

Unpredictable bleeding did affect some women taking pill in the study

12/8/2006
Some Women Prone to Repeat Placental Infections

The condition poses risks to mom and baby, researchers say

12/4/2006
Underweight Women More Likely to Miscarry

Better diet before pregnancy can cut risk in half, study finds

11/30/2006
Contraception Driving U.S. Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Study finds abstinence is also playing a minor, but important, role

11/30/2006
Abortion Pill May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Mouse study shows that RU486, or compounds like it, might have promise

11/29/2006
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Pregnant Women to Shun Paxil

Birth defect risk must be balanced against need for depression treatment, experts say

11/29/2006
Pregnant Smokers May 'Prime' Their Kids to Smoke

Their children had triple the risk of smoking at 14, study found

11/27/2006
Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Normal Aging of Breast Tissue

As milk ducts regress, malignancy risk fades, study finds

11/22/2006
Fetal Oxygen Test Fails to Deliver

It doesn't predict need for C-section or alert docs to problems, study finds

11/20/2006
Living to Be 100 May Depend on Mom

The younger your mother, the better your odds of extreme longevity, study finds

11/17/2006
Eye Tests Predict Later Vision Trouble for Preemies

Astigmatism at young age is likely to continue, study finds

11/17/2006
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Disease Risk Later in Life

Threat of stroke, heart attack and midlife high blood pressure all increase, study finds

11/14/2006
Smoking While Pregnant Boosts Baby's Heart Defect Risk

Secondhand smoke raised the odds, too, study found