Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/26/2006
Hispanic Americans Have Best Pregnancy Outcomes

Study finds their babies are more likely to arrive on time and healthy

1/24/2006
Hard Times Better for Female Fetuses, Study Suggests

Mothers-to-be may spontaneously abort more boys during hard times, researchers say

1/11/2006
Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Risk for Finger, Toe Deformities

Odds rise with number of cigarettes smoked per day, study finds

1/6/2006
Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Predict Kids' Bone Health

Moms who take extra supplements may protect offspring from osteoporosis, study suggests

1/3/2006
Libido Problems Linked to the Pill May Be Long-Term

Pill's effect on testosterone may not end when pill use does, study finds

12/27/2005
Healthy Aging: The 30s -- And Baby Makes Three

As women age, they must take extra care to ensure a healthy pregnancy

12/16/2005
Health Tip: Preparing For Your Pregnancy

Proper nutrition, good habits and vitamins essential

12/16/2005
SIDS Linked to Subsequent Preemie Births

Study found one increased chances of the other

12/15/2005
It's (Often) a Boy! -- If Conception Takes Longer

Women who took more than a year to get pregnant had 58% chance of having a son, study found

12/4/2005
Women Are Missing the Folic Acid Message

Too few consume the B vitamin, which helps prevent birth defects

12/2/2005
Caffeine, Alcohol Addictions Could Be Linked

In study, coffee lovers with family history of alcoholism found it hardest to quit java

11/30/2005
Abortion Pill Deaths Probed

Battle continues over Mifeprex's safety after rare cases of fatal infection

11/22/2005
U.S. Latinas At Risk for Drinking During Pregnancy

Debunking common wisdom, study finds Hispanic women as likely to drink as other groups

11/21/2005
Male Preemie Babies at Higher Risk for Hypertension As Adults

Odds are doubled for males born very early, study found

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