Pregnancy News

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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

3/28/2006
Most New Moms Exhausted: Study

C-sections, breast-feeding especially linked to postpartum woes

3/28/2006
Blood Pressure, Hemorrhage Killing Pregnant Women in Developing World

Abortion complications also threaten poor women's lives, study finds

3/28/2006
New Infant Screen Detects Metabolic Disease

Blood-based method catches rare but sometimes deadly disorders

3/28/2006
Ultrasound Spots Breast Cancer in Pregnant Women

Don't neglect breast exams, symptoms during pregnancy, experts warn

3/24/2006
Not All Troubled New Moms Are Depressed

Many have stress and anxiety unconnected to depression, study finds

3/23/2006
Typical U.S. Pregnancy Now Just 39 Weeks

That's a week shorter than the traditional full-term pregnancy, report finds

3/13/2006
Pregnancy Complications May Signal Long-Term Heart Trouble

Obstetric problems may put women at cardiovascular risk, study finds

3/10/2006
Calcium Cuts Pregnancy Complications

Supplements eased preeclampsia-linked trouble but not its incidence, study found

3/9/2006
Neoprene Suit Could Save Women's Lives

Tight-fitting garment prevents childbirth death in developing world

3/8/2006
Parent Notification Law Linked to Drop in Teen Abortions

Texas study also found rise in late-term procedures among older teens after new law

3/8/2006
Postpartum Depression Impacts Infant Care

Depressed moms less likely to breast-feed, play with new baby, study finds

3/4/2006
Kids' Asthma Linked to Maternal Nutrition

Researchers find Vitamin D could make a difference

3/2/2006
2/24/2006
Poor Gums Take Big Bite Out of Health

Periodontal disease ups risks for diabetes, heart disease and preemie delivery, experts warn

2/24/2006
Health Tip: When Cleaning Fluffy's Litter Box

Take precautions to avoid toxoplasmosis

2/23/2006
Health Tip: Paxil and Pregnancy Don't Mix

Pregnant women should avoid the drug, FDA says

2/22/2006
The Fight Against Birth Defects Starts Early

Women should take measures to ensure a healthy pregnancy before conceiving

2/21/2006
Moms' Genetics Might Help Produce Gay Sons

Women with multiple gay sons make a key chromosomal choice, study suggests

2/21/2006
Drug Might Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Mice exposed to nicotinamide appeared to be protected, scientists say

2/21/2006
Stress in Early Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

Ease anxieties before you get pregnant, experts advise

2/16/2006
Preemie Babies Have Reduced Lung Function

The problem is especially pronounced in boys, researchers say

2/16/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Needless Ultrasounds of Fetus

FDA says they could be dangerous

2/15/2006
Science Reveals Secret to Sperm's Success

Key protein helps them penetrate an egg

2/11/2006
Overweight Women Risk Problem Pregnancies

Some simple steps can reduce likelihood of high blood pressure, gestational diabetes

2/10/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Often with help, women can become pregnant

2/9/2006
Surgeries to Remove Precancerous Cervical Lesions Raise Obstetric Risks

One expert believes doctors should return to older, safer method

2/9/2006
Carrying Male Fetus Easier on Asthmatic Moms

Fetal testosterone could help ease breathing, researchers speculate

2/8/2006
Mom's Antidepressant Use Raises Newborn's Risk for Lung Condition

Taking drugs like Prozac or Zoloft late in pregnancy increased baby's odds six-fold, study found

2/7/2006
Low-Birth-Weight Babies Become Successful Adults

Many complete schooling, find jobs and get married, study finds

2/6/2006
Maternal Antidepressant Use Can Trigger Withdrawal in Newborns

But symptoms appear fleeting, and women should still take these medications if needed, experts say

2/3/2006
Obesity Raises Pregnancy Risks

Weight-related dangers threaten both mother and newborn, panelists conclude

2/2/2006
Protein Screen Warns of Problem Pregnancies

A sample of amniotic fluid can predict infections, preemie birth, scientists say

2/2/2006
Obstetric Troubles Raise Kidney-Disease Risks

Pregnancy-linked blood pressure complication could cause problems in later life, study found

2/2/2006
Protein Linked to Pregnancy Complication

Elevated levels of HtrA1 may warn of pending preeclampsia

1/30/2006
Birth Defects Affect More Than 8 Million Children Annually

More than 3 million under 5 die each year worldwide, report finds

1/27/2006
Hepatitis B Shot Shields Newborns

It protects them if mom carries the virus, studies show