Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/29/2004
Excess Weight Can Compromise Birth Control Pills

Heavier women likelier to become pregnant while using them, study finds

12/27/2004
Health Tip: Exercise OK During Pregnancy

But get your doctor's approval first

12/14/2004
Vaginal Birth After C-Section Poses Risks

But study finds overall rate of complications is small

12/13/2004
Male Birth Control Moves Closer to Reality

The focus is on pills, implants that keep sperm counts at zero

12/10/2004
Possible Link Between Folic Acid and Breast Cancer Found

But even researchers say connection is probably a fluke

12/3/2004
Ultrasound in Pregnancy Doesn't Harm Fetus

No effects found in decade-long Australian study

12/1/2004
Single Egg Implants Reduce Chances of Multiple Births

Modified in vitro fertilization strategy maintains same rate of live births, study finds

11/23/2004
FDA Tightens Restrictions on Accutane

Approves registry to protect women of childbearing age

11/15/2004
Drinking During Pregnancy Can Lower Baby's IQ

Infants don't have to have fetal alcohol syndrome to suffer effects, study finds

11/8/2004
Ovary Transplant to Arm a Success

Researchers report second-ever transplant of entire organ

10/25/2004
Health Tip: Group B Strep and Pregnant Women

A simple test can alert doctors

10/24/2004
Entering the World with a Splash

Waterbirths make headway, but safety concerns persist

10/18/2004
Waiting to Cut Umbilical Cord May Improve Preemies' Health

Doing so avoids risk of some complications, such as anemia

10/15/2004
Fertility Concerns Impact Breast Cancer Therapy

Researchers say doctor-patient communication would help

10/12/2004
Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke Pose Risks for Children

Babies as young as 1 experience trouble breathing, study finds

10/6/2004
Workplace Solvents Can Harm a Fetus

Subtle cognitive problems found in children of women exposed to the chemicals

10/5/2004
9/23/2004
Suicide Risk May Trace Back to Womb

Low birth weight, teen mothers increase odds, study says

9/17/2004
Egg Donors Sought for Survey

Researchers want to detail motivations, repercussions for these women

9/16/2004
Folic Acid Use Rises Among Women of Childbearing Age

40 percent now take the vitamin that can prevent birth defects, survey finds

8/16/2004
Depression, Substance Abuse Linger After Pregnancy

Study: Problems continue for months after baby is born

8/13/2004
Pelvic Exercises Aid Childbirth

Contrary to popular belief, strong muscles help during labor

8/11/2004
Caution on Pregnancy on Heels of Obesity Surgery

Doctors find it can have deadly complications for mom, baby

8/10/2004
Overactive Thyroid Tied to Miscarriage Risk

Study finds too much of hormone in pregnancy can harm fetus

8/5/2004
Delay Advised in Delivering Preemies

Study finds less likelihood of brain damage by waiting

8/2/2004
Babies Born Just a Few Weeks Early Risk Problems

They include low blood sugar and difficulty maintaining body temperature

7/22/2004
Student-Led Sex Ed Shows Promise

Girls delayed first intercourse, but safe-sex practices didn't improve

7/16/2004
Study Questions 'Crack Baby' Syndrome

Poor parenting, not cocaine exposure, may be more to blame

7/16/2004
Stressed Moms-to-Be May Bear Kids With Behavior Problems

The vulnerable period during pregnancy is 12 to 22 weeks, study finds

7/16/2004
Compound in Mom Key to Infant Development

DHA an essential fatty acid that plays role in cognition, attention span, study says

7/14/2004
Pregnant Women Need to Monitor Their Thyroid

Those with underactive gland should boost thyroid hormone intake

7/11/2004
HIV Regimen Has Fewer Side Effects

Study finds tenofovir effective but better in long run

7/10/2004
Preventing HIV in Babies Could Harm Moms

Stopping mother-to-child transmission may come at a price

7/8/2004
7/7/2004
Laser Helps Twins Who Don't Share the Womb Equally

New surgical intervention cuts deadly complication in utero

7/2/2004
Study Supports Vacuum-Assisted Birth

Finds method is as safe as delivery with forceps