Pregnancy News

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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

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