Pregnancy News

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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

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