Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/1/2004
Pregnancy Tests Speak Volumes About Teen Girls

Those who use them are less likely to use contraception

2/27/2004
Shedding Those Pregnancy Pounds

Weekly diet and exercise classes help new moms lose weight

2/18/2004
Delivering Small Babies Raises Future Stillbirth Risk

Experts stress the overall risk of problems remains low

2/12/2004
Condoms 101

They can prevent unwanted pregnancy and offer protection against disease

2/11/2004
Smoking Damages Reproductive Health

Report finds pervasive effects on men, women and babies

2/10/2004
Lullaby of the Womb

Unborn children hear 'melody' of speech, study suggests

2/8/2004
More Women Opting for Caesarean Sections

While experts debate the issue, all agree the decision must be tailored to each woman

2/6/2004
Birthing Pools

They may reduce labor pains

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/5/2004
Heavy Women Who Become Pregnant Face Greater Health Risks

Problems can include high blood pressure, fetal distress and neonatal death

1/30/2004
Warm Water Soothes Labor Pains

Women using birth pools less likely to need an epidural, study finds

1/30/2004
Premature Labor

Recognize the warning signs

1/28/2004
Maternal Diet Affects Offspring's Life Span

Mouse study might have implications for humans

1/26/2004
In Vitro Mice Develop Mental Problems

Study ties problem to embryos being cultured longer

1/22/2004
Study Supports Prenatal Testing for All Women

Policymakers urged to drop age-based threshold

1/7/2004
Immune System Attack Tied to Birth Defects

Study bolsters case for folic acid supplements

1/5/2004
Pregnancy Alert

Symptoms that may indicate a serious problem

1/5/2004
Tiniest Babies Fare Best at Specialty Hospitals

Study finds twofold risk of death, handicap in general hospitals

12/15/2003
Breast Cancer Survivors Can Also Be Moms

Pregnancy won't increase risk of disease's recurrence

12/12/2003
Coping With Morning Sickness

Eat small meals through the day

12/10/2003
Birth Defects Tied to Dieting in Pregnancy

Women who fast in first trimester run much higher risk, study says

12/5/2003
China's Gender Imbalance

Study suggests one child per family rule is leading to abortions of female fetuses

12/5/2003
Motherhood Makes Teens More Responsible

Study finds they're less likely to take part in delinquent activities

12/2/2003
Heart Failure Can Kill Embryos

But ultrasound can help predict miscarriage, research says

12/2/2003
Pregnant and Sent to Bed

Questions to ask your doctor

11/25/2003
Interventions May Cut CP Risk in Infants

Strategies aim to lower odds for premature babies

11/21/2003
Are Short People Prone to Hearing Loss?

New research says problems may be tied to prenatal development

11/13/2003
Hot Tubs and Pregnancy Don't Mix

New research finds connection between miscarriages and steaming soaks

11/5/2003
Teens Who Dislike School Tend to Graduate to Parenthood Early

Poor socioeconomic conditions also linked to pregnancy at young age

10/31/2003
Older Women at Greater Risk of Death in Childbirth

While the numbers are small, the threat exists

10/30/2003
Long Time to Conception Tied to Birthing Problems

Study finds risk with those delivering naturally and with fertility treatment

10/14/2003
New Fertility Technique Raises Eyebrows

Procedure discouraged in U.S. stops short of cloning

10/14/2003
New Screening Detects Birth Defects Early

Battery of noninvasive tests effective in first trimester, study finds

10/3/2003
Low-Tech Procedure Works for Second-Trimester Abortions

Study found manual vacuum aspiration as good as electrical version

10/3/2003
Cerebral Palsy Tied to Birth Weight

A study finds the risk is higher at both extremes

10/2/2003
Most Asthma Drugs Safe for Moms-to-Be

Not controlling the condition can result in smaller and premature babies

9/29/2003
Economics May Be Behind Your Baby's Gender

Difficult conditions may mean fewer male births

9/11/2003
Got Pregnant on the Pill?

St. John's wort or excess weight may be to blame

9/7/2003
Taking the Pressure Out of Pregnancy

Simple treatments may protect against blood pressure problems

9/5/2003
Black Teens More Likely to Have Preemies

Study finds they're also more likely to have babies with low birth weight

9/4/2003
Heartburn Advice for Pregnant Women

March of Dimes offers guidance for expectant moms with indigestion

8/19/2003
Breast Cancer Gene May Beget Itself

Study suggests women with BRCA-1 mutation twice as likely to have girls

8/14/2003
Aspirin, NSAIDs Tied to Miscarriage

Users at far higher risk, study finds

8/11/2003
Breast Cancer Doesn't Preclude Pregnancy

Having a baby doesn't increase risk of death after women diagnosed with disease

8/7/2003
Pregnancies Risky When Too Close Together

Study finds complications likelier without a respite

8/5/2003
WTC Disaster May Have Stunted Fetal Growth

Small study finds babies at twice the risk

8/1/2003
Moms-to-Be: Buckle Up

Seat belts can prevent accident-related problems for mother, child

7/24/2003
More Women Opting for Caesarean Sections

Doctors are divided over benefits, drawbacks of such births

7/15/2003
Newer Antidepressants Can Harm Newborns

SSRIs may cause neurological problems the first few days of life, Finnish study finds

7/15/2003
Cadmium Exposure May Bring on Breast Cancer

Study finds low levels mimic effects of estrogen in women and their female offspring