Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/10/2003
A Gene Behind Both Infertility and Contraception

Study finds it controls regular release of eggs

7/7/2003
Abstinence Does Not Make Sperm Grow Stronger

Avoiding sex doesn't help men pack more fertility punch, study finds

7/2/2003
Womb Transplants Succeed in Mice

Swedish research may hold future hope for infertile women

7/1/2003
Miscarriages More Likely if Firstborn Is a Boy

Study finds gender makes slight difference in future pregnancies

7/1/2003
Storing Sperm at Home

New air-drying technique could revolutionize storage

7/1/2003
Quick Conception After Pregnancy Cuts Stillbirth Risk

New study flies in face of traditional thinking

6/30/2003
Morning Sickness Sufferers Get a Helping Band

Stimulating treatment around wrist relieves symptoms

6/22/2003
The Plane Facts About Pregnancy and Flying

Changes in cabin pressure pose risks for moms-to-be

6/20/2003
Pills That Promise More Than Just Birth Control

Side benefits range from clearer skin to weight loss

6/19/2003
Stroke 'Belts' Tied to Long-Ago Malnutrition

Effects of deprivation in pregnancy felt to this day, study finds

6/12/2003
Report: 1990s Were Mostly Kind to Kids

Finds improvement on several health, welfare fronts

6/9/2003
Black Babies Born in Fall Weigh Less

Researchers aren't sure why the difference exists

6/6/2003
Getting Expectant Moms to Stop Smoking

Few doctors counsel pregnant women to quit smoking

6/5/2003
Boys Are More Demanding Even in Utero

Women carrying male fetuses must eat more, survey finds

6/5/2003
Early Prenatal Diabetes Testing Not Necessary

New research shows test has high error rate

6/4/2003
Single Egg Implant Still Carries Risk of Twins

Procedure to cut down on multiple births doesn't eliminate them

6/3/2003
Abortion Pill May Save Brain Cells

New mouse study finds it extends the life of neurons

6/1/2003
Inducing Labor Doesn't Always Result in C-Sections

Study of women past their due date challenges conventional thinking

5/30/2003
Nursing Helps Undo Smoking's Damage to Baby

Study supports recommendation that smokers breast-feed

5/29/2003
Does Adult Diabetes Trace Back to the Womb?

Offspring of mothers with type 1 diabetes prone to type 2

5/22/2003
Fish-Heavy Diet May Prevent Pregnancy Blues

Studies link omega-3 fatty acid deficiency to depression

5/15/2003
Study: Fish Fine for Pregnant Women

No harm seen to baby's brain from mercury

5/14/2003
Baby's Gender Affects Mom's Future Marital Status

Mothers of boys likelier to marry fathers after premarital births

5/3/2003
Why Overweight Women Face Breast-feeding Problems

They don't produce enough prolactin, a key hormone, study says