Pregnancy News

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8/31/2006
Infant Deaths After C-Sections Rise Even in Low-Risk Pregnancies

Danger to babies more than twice that of those delivered vaginally, study finds

8/30/2006
FDA Panel Backs Drug to Prevent Pre-term Birth

Gestiva most effective before 35th week of pregnancy, researchers say

8/29/2006
FDA Considers Drug to Prevent Pre-term Birth

Gestiva most effective before 35th week of pregnancy, researchers say

8/28/2006
Italian Drinking Level Puts Babies at Risk

Rate of fetal alcohol syndrome is much higher than expected, study finds

8/24/2006
Common Drugs Fight Postpartum Depression

Zoloft, nortriptyline prove equally effective in trial

8/17/2006
C-Section Rate at All-Time High in U.S.

Doctors concerned that convenience factor may be driving the trend

8/16/2006
Doctors Need More Training in Natural Birth Control

Study finds many physicians don't learn about these methods during school or residencies

8/16/2006
Breast Cancer Treatment Safe During Pregnancy

Babies born to patients appear to fare well, study finds

8/14/2006
No Direct Link Between Anxiety, Pregnancy Outcomes

Women with symptoms have no increased risk for birth complications, researchers say

8/10/2006
Pregnant Teens Have Unrealistic Views of Motherhood

Many think it will bring them closer to their boyfriends, survey finds

8/9/2006
U.S. Babies Getting Fatter: Study

They're 59 percent more likely to be overweight now than in 1980, study finds

8/8/2006
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Birth Defects

Use of valproate should be limited, researchers say

8/8/2006
Ultrasound Might Affect Baby's Brain Development

Mouse study suggests a link, but experts say more research is needed

8/3/2006
Usual Exam Can Miss Potential Breech Births

Ultrasound should be done in late pregnancy to determine infant's position, study says

8/1/2006
Pregnancy and Pot Don't Mix

Marijuana's active ingredient hampers egg's ability to implant, study suggests

7/31/2006
Labor Should Be Induced in Morning: Study

Doing so leads to less-complicated births, Australian research finds

7/26/2006
Birth Weight's Link to Hypertension Varies by Race

Black newborns, but not whites, face a higher risk if born heavy, study finds

7/21/2006
Protecting Your Newborn From a Deadly Threat

Simple tests and antibiotics can thwart Group B strep, doctors say

7/21/2006
Nicotine Patch Use During Pregnancy May Put Baby at Risk

In rat study, exposure to the chemical boosted odds for hearing trouble

7/13/2006
Preemies Cost $26 Billion a Year

Government report suggests infertility treatments are part of the problem

7/13/2006
Smoking in Pregnancy May Cause Behavioral Troubles in Offspring

Those problems may intensify as child grows older, researchers add

7/13/2006
Ultrasound Detects Rh-Disease Complication in Womb

It negates the need for repeated amniocentesis, study finds

7/7/2006
Sex in Late Pregnancy Won't Bring On Labor

Study finds no support for the widely held notion

7/6/2006
C-Section Timing Best Left to Doctor

In non-emergencies, waiting more than 30 minutes won't boost risk, study finds

6/26/2006
Test Could Spot Autism at Birth

Early study suggests placental abnormality may be key

6/23/2006
Breast Cancer Treatment Safe During Pregnancy

Mothers and infants can both do well, new research suggests

6/22/2006
Do-It-Yourself Medicine Makes Inroads

New tests enhance self-screening, improve management of chronic conditions

6/21/2006
Vasectomy Reversals May Raise Birth Defect Risk

Early study shows more chromosomal abnormalities in sperm after these procedures

6/9/2006
Teen Girls Feel Pressure to Have Unwanted Sex

Four out of 10 said they've complied with boyfriends' demands

6/9/2006
Repeat Corticosteroids in Pregnancy Cuts Preemie Illness

Study shows a benefit, but experts remain cautious

6/7/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects

Risk tripled for women on ACE inhibitors during first trimester, study finds

6/2/2006
Two Drugs Help Shield Newborns From Toxoplasmosis

Treatment eases eye and brain damage linked to the infection

5/31/2006
Many Young Women Wary of a Life Without Periods

Experts say eliminating the monthly flow is safe, but not all consumers agree

5/25/2006
Chlamydia May Pose Less Risk Than Thought

Study finds lower rate of infection-linked complications

5/25/2006
Assisted Fertilization Could Boost Pregnancy Complication Risk

Women who required help conceiving had greater odds of placental blockage, study found

5/9/2006
Periods Return After New Daily Contraceptive Discontinued

The experimental non-cyclic Pill appears safe, effective in trial

5/9/2006
College Freshmen at High Chlamydia Risk

They're at much higher odds than older classmates, study finds

5/8/2006
Lesson From Katrina: Fighting for the Tiniest Survivors

As floodwaters rose, medical staffs performed small miracles to keep preemies alive

5/5/2006
Colicky Babies Boost Postpartum Depression Risk in Moms

Women with fussy newborns face twice the risk of the disorder, study finds

5/4/2006
Excess Folic Acid Boosts Chances of Twins After Fertility Treatment

But the B vitamin doesn't affect likelihood of becoming pregnant, study finds

5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

5/2/2006
More Than 3 Million Stillbirths Per Year Worldwide

Researchers call these deaths unnecessary, under-reported

5/1/2006
Take Care of Baby Before Conception

New CDC guidelines urge women to boost their health before pregnancy

4/25/2006
Drinking During Pregnancy May Damage Baby's 'Body Clock'

Early research in rats suggests alcohol disrupts their circadian rhythms

4/18/2006
Researchers Seek 'Optimal' Pregnancy Interval

Conceiving again too soon or too late boosts risks, study shows

4/17/2006
Younger Moms' Kids Get Longevity Edge

Children of women under 25 twice as likely to live to 100, study finds

4/14/2006
Fetus Cannot Feel Pain, Expert Says

British commentary calls abortion-linked U.S. legislation into question

4/7/2006
Ethnicity Plays Role in Obstetric Risks

It could affect odds for underweight newborn, U.S. study suggests

4/7/2006
German Measles Fades as Birth Defect Threat

The disease is nearly eradicated in the U.S., experts say

3/29/2006
Fetal Environment May Influence Adult Cancer Risk

In mice, boosting uterine antioxidant levels also raised offspring's lifetime odds for cancer