Pregnancy News

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11/18/2005
Preterm Birth: The Nation's Leading Killer of Newborns

Health advocates seek federal legislation to coordinate research

11/17/2005
Placenta Problems Predict Early Heart Trouble

Obesity may help trigger pregnancy complications and later cardiovascular woes, study finds

11/15/2005
Placenta Size May Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Heavier weight might indicate an increased risk, Swedish researchers report

11/15/2005
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Raise Pregnancy Risks

Study suggests obstetricians closely monitor women with these conditions

11/9/2005
Test Detects Down Syndrome Early

Screen relies on fetal neck width at 11 weeks, plus maternal blood protein levels

11/9/2005
Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors

Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

11/8/2005
More FDA Delays Over Plan B 'Not Surprising'

Agency critic says sifting through thousands of submissions 'doesn't change anything'

11/7/2005
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Miscarriage

If you bleed or have significant cramps, get medical help immediately

10/25/2005
Simple Tests Predict Post-Op Pain

Anxiety, sensitivity levels identify patients needing special care, experts say

10/25/2005
10/7/2005
Maternal Blood Test Might Reveal Fetal Health

Early research points the way to safe, accurate prenatal screen

10/6/2005
Frog Eggs Hatch Clues to Human Infertility

The immature ovum's nutrient supply may be key to success, study finds

10/3/2005
New Insights into Preemie Infant Brain Injury

Neurological damage once considered harmless may not be, study suggests

9/29/2005
Fewer Women Taking Folic Acid Supplements

The B vitamin helps prevent birth defects, researchers say

9/29/2005
Vaccine Might Shield Newborns from Infection

Study will examine whether vaginal bacteria can be suppressed during childbirth

9/29/2005
Immune Drug May Prevent Fetal Infection

Hyperimmune globulin cut rate of mom-to-child transmission of cytomegalovirus

9/20/2005
More Young People Diagnosed With Gum Disease

Periodontal trouble may also raise risks for pregnant women, study finds

9/16/2005
More Research Needed Into Preemie Births

March of Dimes experts say premature delivery up 30 percent since the 1980s

9/14/2005
Frozen Whole Ovary Transplant a Success

Israeli researchers use technique in sheep to develop embryos

9/12/2005
More First-Time Moms Opting For C-Sections

Patient-choice cesareans up nearly 40 percent, report finds

9/9/2005
Delivery-Linked Perineal Tears Can Bring Long-Term Trouble

But women are often too embarrassed to seek out help, researchers say

9/6/2005
Folic Acid Is Helping Reduce Birth Defects

But March of Dimes calls for increase in food fortification levels

9/6/2005
Many Male Teens Fatalistic About Unplanned Pregnancy

In study, majority said they don't intend to impregnate -- but it may happen anyway

8/28/2005
Exercise: The Right Stuff for Moms-to-Be

But check with your doctor to determine the best workout, experts advise

8/26/2005
C-Sections Linked to Higher Cavity Risk in Babies

Less bacterial exposure during birth may be the cause, study suggests

8/25/2005
Psychological Stress Doesn't Impact IVF

Swedish researchers find calming news in new study

8/24/2005
Medical Option Now Available After Miscarriage

Misoprostol effective at expelling fetal tissue, study finds

8/24/2005
Researcher Stands by Fetal Pain Findings

Review suggesting early-stage fetuses don't feel pain has triggered heated debate

8/22/2005
Health Tip: Recognizing Premature Labor

Here are the warning signs

8/16/2005
Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Cause Lasting Harm

Study found intellectual deficits in affected 7-year-olds

8/5/2005
Health Tip: Signs of a Troubled Pregnancy

Symptoms that may indicate a serious problem

8/1/2005
Smoking in Pregnancy Raises ADHD Risk for Child

Researchers spot association between cigarettes and hyperactivity

8/1/2005
Surgeons Re-Assess C-Section Procedure

A much-debated practice may reduce scarring, study finds

7/29/2005
Crystal Meth May Harm Developing Fetus

In mice, just one dose in pregnancy linked to neuro trouble in pups

7/27/2005
Health Tip: Overcoming Morning Sickness

Suggestions to calm your nausea

7/20/2005
'Abortion Pill' Seems to Be Safe, Experts Say

Still, FDA warns that RU-486 may be linked to rare but deadly blood infections

7/19/2005
Health Woes Linger for Tiniest Newborns

Study finds chronic problems persisting into childhood

7/11/2005
Diabetes Spurred By Adult Lifestyles

Study casts doubt on 'fetal-environment' theory

7/11/2005
Newborns' Stroke Risk as High as Elderly's

Many of these disabling events go unnoticed, however

7/7/2005
Preemie Babies Bring Primo Pricetags

Hospital bills now top $200,000 for tiniest newborns

7/5/2005
Experts: Test All Pregnant Women for HIV

Federal panel issues updated guidelines on screening for the virus

6/30/2005
Condom Label Flap Stirs Controversy

Health experts counter conservatives over effectiveness against STDs

6/28/2005
Injury During Pregnancy Rises in Summer

Women should take special care during daily activities, experts say

6/23/2005
Postnatal Depression Can Hit New Dads, Too

Study finds father's 'baby blues' negatively affect child

6/21/2005
Genes May Extend Fertility in Some Women

The findings might someday help all older women conceive

6/17/2005
Childbirth at Home as Safe as Hospital Delivery: Study

Review finds no increased problems for low-risk women

6/15/2005
Drinking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Infection Risk

It triples the odds, new study finds

6/14/2005
Mood Affects Diet During Pregnancy

Distressed women may cut back on healthy nutrients, study finds

6/14/2005
Preemie Birth Boosts Risk for Later Vision Trouble

Study finds higher rate of problems at 10 years of age

6/12/2005
Treating Gestational Diabetes Helps Mother and Child

It improves quality of life without increasing risk of Caesarean section, study finds