Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/8/2005
Insurance Costs Could Trigger Ob/Gyn Shortage

Premiums in some areas top $200,000 annually, study finds

6/8/2005
First-Ever Birth After Ovarian Transplant

Alabama woman delivers girl after receiving graft from twin sister, scientists say

6/7/2005
Leptin Surge in Infancy May Spur Later Obesity

Mouse study may explain link between undernourished moms, obese kids

5/26/2005
Secondhand Smoke Threatens IVF Success

Airborne toxins can cut pregnancy rate in half, study found

5/20/2005
Was Ear Disorder's Link to Pregnancy a Nazi Plot?

Researcher disproves age-old medical assumption with new findings

5/20/2005
Helping Stressed Moms-To-Be Stay Healthy

Tackling tough problems together works best, researchers say

5/16/2005
CDC Declares End to U.S. Rubella Threat

The virus was once a major cause of birth defects and deafness

5/10/2005
Early HIV Treatment Extending Kids' Lives

The key is to give triple-drug therapy soon after birth, study finds

5/6/2005
Subtle Learning Problems in Kids of Cocaine-Using Moms

Despite problems, these children do better than previously thought, study contends

5/4/2005
Cell Therapy Targets Gum Disease, Stretch Marks

Special dermal-layer cells might even regrow hair, company says

5/4/2005
Mice Reveal A Key to Infertility

Uterine cell insights could lead to new treatments

5/2/2005
Vitamin C May Help Protect Babies of Smoking Moms

It counteracts nicotine's effect on newborn lungs

4/21/2005
Teens Don't Get Health Counseling They Need

Study finds little discussion of topics such as HIV, skin cancer

4/21/2005
Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Birth Defects

Adding the nutrient to wheat flour cut Chilean incidence in half

4/20/2005
Mom's Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters

Mouse experiments show benefit of omega-3 fatty acids

4/12/2005
Technique May Safely Preserve Fertility in Breast Cancer Patients

Combo of hormone plus chemotherapy helps women freeze more eggs

4/8/2005
Mercury Fillings in Moms Don't Lead to Small Babies

Risk of low birth weight infants debunked in new study

4/7/2005
Smoking Lowers In-Vitro Fertilization Success Rate

So does being overweight, researchers report

4/4/2005
Pregnancy Complication Linked to Hypertension in Kids

Maternal high blood pressure disorder, preeclampsia, may pass on risk

4/4/2005
Drinking During Pregnancy May Upset Child's 'Body Clock'

In rats, early alcohol exposure triggered adult sleep cycle changes

3/28/2005
Preemie Babies Cost U.S. Business Billions

Average premature infant incurs $42,000 in health-care costs in first year of life

3/25/2005
Fingers Point to Male Aggression

Index-to-ring-finger ratio identifies men prone to using fists, scientists say

3/23/2005
Mom's Mouth Germs Could Spur Premature Birth

Tooth decay bacteria may travel to uterus, researcher suspects

3/21/2005
Study Unravels Hysterectomy-Heart Disease Link

Operation itself does not raise a woman's cardiovascular risk, study finds

3/18/2005
Once a Caesarean Always a Caesarean?

Doctors reexamine the question of vaginal birth after a c-section

3/18/2005
Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy-Related Pain

Strengthening exercises can also help, study finds

3/17/2005
Aspirin May Help Prevent Pregnancy Complication

Mouse study suggests low doses of the drug can protect against preeclampsia

3/17/2005
Many Women Would Like to Pick Sex of Child

Survey of infertile women finds equal preference for boys or girls, however

3/15/2005
Pregnant? Don't Forget to Exercise

Moderate workouts can ensure a healthier, smoother pregnancy and delivery

3/13/2005
Common Virus Can Be Tragic for Moms-To-Be

Parvovirus B19 is harmless to all but the fetus, but few moms are warned

3/8/2005
Smoking During Pregnancy May Up Child Leukemia Risk

But experts caution findings are far from conclusive

2/25/2005
Mom's Poor Diet Can Up Diabetes Risk in Child

Nutrition might affect fetal pancreas, mouse study suggests

2/19/2005
Fish Has Health Benefits, and a Few Risks

Eat well, but remember mercury, experts advise

2/16/2005
Early Epidurals Don't Increase C-section Risk

Study also found shorter labor after earlier painkilling injection

2/16/2005
When Your Biological Clock Says Time's Up

Predicting the onset of menopause is still an inexact science

2/15/2005
New Tests Provide Clues to Fetal Health

Maternal blood and amniotic fluid analysis can spot genetic problems

2/11/2005
Toxoplasmosis Tests Urged for All Pregnant Women, Newborns

Fetal infection with the parasite can cause eye or brain damage

2/11/2005
Induced Labor at 32 Weeks Deemed Safe

In case of ruptured membrane, it may help avoid infections

2/10/2005
Amniotic Fluid Test May Predict Premature Birth Risk

First screening tool could be available within three years, researcher says

2/10/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Birth Defects

Start before you get pregnant

2/7/2005
Birth Weight Linked to Cancer Risk

Big babies have higher rate of breast cancer, certain others, in adulthood, study suggests

2/7/2005
Infant Infection May Impair Adult Memory

Rat study found poor recall in animals infected after birth

1/28/2005
Campaign Touts Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be

The B vitamin can prevent birth defects, experts say

1/21/2005
Maternal Study Finds Small Divide Between Adults, Teens

Younger moms focus more on basic needs with babies, study finds

1/20/2005
Many Birth Defects Can Be Prevented

Taking folic acid, avoiding alcohol can reduce risks, experts say

1/18/2005
Parental Notification Could Affect Teen Contraception

Study says proposed legislation would discourage few from having sex

1/5/2005
Doctors Criticized For Way They Deliver Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Some mothers call physicians insensitive when breaking the news, survey finds

1/4/2005
Study Links Protein to Preeclampsia

Finding could lead to test for potentially risky pregnancy complication

1/4/2005
Morning-After Pill Doesn't Alter Sexual Behavior

Infections, pregnancies, rate of use same without prescription

1/3/2005
Health Tip: Cats and Your Unborn

Avoid their litter box while you're pregnant