Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/14/2006
You May Be What Your Grandmother Eats

Woman's diet during pregnancy could affect grandchildren's genes, mouse study suggests

11/9/2006
Smoking's Effects on Uterus Harm Fertility

The habit was already known to impede ovarian function, experts note

11/6/2006
Most Americans Favor Comprehensive Sex Education

80 percent believe instruction should include abstinence plus other methods

11/6/2006
Boosting Iron May Boost Female Fertility

Low supplies of the nutrient impede successful pregnancy, research suggests

11/2/2006
Mom's Meth Use Passes Drug to Fetus

Hair sampling shows equal exposure in mother, infant

11/1/2006
Gum Disease Doesn't Affect Birth Outcomes

Study refutes prior findings linking poor gum health to preemie delivery

10/27/2006
Obese Women Face Greater Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Spanish study finds overweight boosts risk fivefold for hormonal condition

10/25/2006
Delayed Embryo Transfer Suggested for At-Risk Women

Method may protect ovaries from hyperstimulation in in-vitro fertilizations

10/20/2006
Drug-Induced Labor Carries Risk of Rare But Dangerous Complication

Amniotic-fluid embolism can prove fatal to mother, study says

10/5/2006
Low Birth Weight Has Effects Into Adolescence

Smaller babies showed lowered IQs, diminished motor skills as teens, study found

10/3/2006
Study Yields Clues to Cerebral Palsy

Infections during pregnancy, premature delivery linked to the illness

10/2/2006
Preemie Birth May Cause One-Third of U.S. Infant Deaths

New analysis suggests it's more deadly than previously believed

9/29/2006
Taller Moms More Likely to Have Twins

And a key liver protein may explain why, new research shows

9/29/2006
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies Poses Health Risks

Even women not considered overweight are vulnerable to problems, study finds

9/28/2006
Low Birth Weight Ups Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

But the connection between the two remains unclear, experts say

9/27/2006
Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Smaller Babies

Cortisol may help transmit mom's anxiety to fetus, study finds

9/22/2006
Weight Concerns Spur Women to Smoke Again After Pregnancy

Finding helps explain high postpartum relapse rate, experts say

9/21/2006
Lead Levels May Not Be Stringent Enough

Study finds even 'safe' exposures may mean 25% higher risk of death from all causes

9/15/2006
Emergency Contraception Doesn't Lower Abortion Rates

The pill works, but many women who have it don't use it, researcher says

9/7/2006
Health Tip: Preventing Birth Defects

Improve your chances for a healthy birth

9/6/2006
Blood Tests Could Warn of Pregnancy Complication

Raised levels of two proteins may predict preeclampsia, study suggests

9/6/2006
Drinking While Pregnant May Boost Child's Alcoholism Risk

It's another reason not to drink during pregnancy, experts say

9/5/2006
Methamphetamine Use Restricts Fetal Growth

Study finds babies more than three times likely to be underweight

9/1/2006
Low Vitamin E in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk

Preliminary findings also showed a link to poorer lung function