Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/30/2004
6/29/2004
Fetuses Vulnerable to Air Pollution

Exposure could lead to genetic damage

6/25/2004
Antioxidants May Fight Alcohol-Linked Birth Defects

Mouse study may have implications for humans

6/23/2004
Health Tip: Exercising While Pregnant

Some activities should be avoided

6/17/2004
Study Finds Menopause Can Be Predicted

Ultrasound may tell how much time's left on biological clock

6/11/2004
It's Easier Than You Think to Get Pregnant

Desire corresponds to most fertile time of the month

6/11/2004
6/7/2004
Breast Cancer Risk May Soon Increase for Black Women

Lower pregnancy rates, less breast-feeding could lead to more cases, study says

6/4/2004
Surgery to Stop Preterm Delivery Ineffective

Study may settle debate on stitching cervix shut

5/26/2004
Health Tip: Pregnancy Checkups

What to expect at doctor visits

5/25/2004
Baby Born From Sperm Frozen 21 Years

British report what could be a world record for sperm cryopreservation

5/21/2004
Health Tip: Pregnant and Prepared

Pack a bag in advance of your hospital stay

5/20/2004
More Women at Risk for Birth Defects Than Thought

But folic acid supplements can greatly reduce risk, researchers report

5/14/2004
Eat Fish, Have a Bigger Baby

But mercury in some species poses a risk

5/14/2004
Health Tip: Countdown to Childbirth

Signs you're approaching labor

5/12/2004
Frozen Sperm As Good As Fresh

Both work equally well with in vitro fertilization, study reports

5/7/2004
FDA Adds New Hurdle to 'Morning-After' Pill

Agency officials deny move was politically motivated

4/29/2004
Women Born in Summer Have Fewer Children

But study's author can't say why

4/29/2004
Fertility Supplement Shows Promise

Study found a third of women having difficulty conceiving became pregnant

4/29/2004
Health Tip: Toxoplasmosis

Take care when cleaning cat's litter box

4/27/2004
Small Babies Tied to Dental X-Rays in Pregnancy

Study finds risk higher, especially when it goes full term

4/25/2004
Keeping Your Cool While Pregnant

Here's how you avoid overheating while waiting for that bundle of joy

4/23/2004
'Morning After' Pill Doesn't Affect Teen Sexual Behavior

They're not more likely to have unprotected sex with easy access to contraceptive

4/16/2004
What Women Need to Know About C-Sections

Elective Caesareans carry more risks than many assume, experts say

4/14/2004
Fewer Women Having Triplets or More

Fewer embryo transfers and improving IVF technology cited

4/7/2004
Cholesterol Drugs Tied to Birth Defects

U.S. study finds high number of abnormalities in babies of women taking statins