Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/2/2003
Grating Expectations

The negative side effects of being pregnant

4/30/2003
Birth Control Not a Science Yet

Two-thirds of unplanned pregnancies were by women using contraception, study says

4/29/2003
Elective C-Sections Reduce Incontinence Risk

Israeli research shows risk is far lower

4/24/2003
Underfed Moms May Have Shorter Pregnancies

Lack of nutrition in sheep in leads to preterm delivery, finds study

4/22/2003
Having a Baby is Good for Your Bones

It prevents hip fractures later in life

4/17/2003
Can Folic Acid Prevent Down Syndrome?

Vitamin part of a link to women at risk for other birth defects

4/16/2003
First Sex for Most Lesbians Is With a Man

Study finds many had gotten pregnant

4/14/2003
Drinking in Pregnancy Tied to Child's Later Alcohol Problems

Study finds them likelier to be addicted as young adults

4/7/2003
Countdown to Labor

Prepare your body for giving birth

3/21/2003
Antibiotics in Pregnancy Prevent Miscarriage

Effective even when infection causes no symptoms

3/11/2003
Health Kits for the Pregnant Traveler

Tips for what to include

2/28/2003
Treating Vaginal Infections Can Reduce Pre-term Births

But other studies have found this isn't always the case

2/27/2003
Is the Baby Overdue? Blame Dad's Genes

Finding not likely to change practice, experts say

2/27/2003
HIV Babies Now Having Their Own Babies

But CDC says they're not passing it to their babies in turn

2/21/2003
Miscarriage Tied to Later Heart Disease Risk

Cardiovascular abnormalities may underlie both problems

2/20/2003
Stillbirth Risk Tied to Excess Coffee Drinking

Study finds danger zone in more than 4 cups daily

2/12/2003
Don't Stress Your Unborn Child

Fetal heart rate can be affected by mother's anxiety and stress

2/10/2003
Re-Balancing Your Pregnancy Odds

Study shows slight shift in hormone balance may block conception

2/10/2003
Boys Lean at Birth May Have Hypertension Risk

Trouble if they have large weight gain between ages 8 and 15

2/8/2003
Giving Birth Against the Odds

Women who have had organ transplants find they can bear children

2/7/2003
Low Level of Amniotic Fluid No Reason to Induce Labor

The condition doesn't jeopardize fetal health, study says

2/6/2003
Hormone Sharply Cuts Premature Births

Reduces incidence by a third in women who delivered early before

2/3/2003
Ripe for Pregnancy

Two days before ovulation is a woman's most fertile period, researchers find

1/31/2003
Sperm Like It Hot

They're lured by higher temperature around the egg, study finds

1/31/2003
Protect Your Pregnancy With a Visit to the Dentist

Women with severe gum disease more than twice as likely to get preeclampsia

1/30/2003
Folic Acid Is Fine

Vital prenatal nutrient doesn't raise odds of twins, study finds

1/30/2003
Premature Births on the Rise

March of Dimes launches campaign to reduce the rate

1/27/2003
Stronger Fish Mercury Warnings Sought

Activists hope California suit spurs national seafood safety campaign

1/23/2003
Having a Baby to Please a Guy

Boyfriend influence increases black teenage girls' desire to be pregnant, study finds

1/23/2003
Study Backs Common Therapy for Preeclampsia

Researchers rethinking cause of pregnancy complication

1/17/2003
Boy, Is This a Rough Labor

Study: Moms have more complications delivering males

1/16/2003
Key Found to How Embryos Take Hold

Protein discovery may lead to therapy for infertility, preeclampsia

1/15/2003
Remember, Don't Drink During Pregnancy

But some expectant moms still ignore the dangers, study finds

1/13/2003
Good Neighbors Make Good Babies

The friendlier the neighborhood, the bigger the newborns, study finds

1/8/2003
Tamoxifen Helps Breast Cancer Patients Stay Fertile

Small study finds another benefit for the drug

1/7/2003
C-Section Affirmed to Prevent Herpes in Newborns

Study finds it cuts transmission from mother to child

1/2/2003
Statins Don't Seem to Harm Female Fertility

Hormone levels stay normal in young women taking cholesterol drugs

12/19/2002
Pregnant Woman Passes West Nile to Baby

Infant has defects in first known mother-to-child transmission

12/18/2002
More Women Receiving Prenatal Care

But premature births, caesarean deliveries also up, U.S. report finds

12/17/2002
Drop in Abortions Tied to Morning-After Pill

Emergency contraception credited with 43% of decline in 2000

12/10/2002
Antidepressants May Cause Premature Delivery

But SSRIs don't result in birth defects, research finds

12/2/2002
Twins' Death Rate Sharply Lower With Older Moms

Study finds mortality odds high with youngest mothers

11/29/2002
Born to Be a Tomboy?

Pregnancy hormones determine preschool girls' behavior, suggests study

11/12/2002
Biological Clock Extends Into Overtime

Study: No medical reason women over 50 can't have babies

10/29/2002
The More Education, the More Likely You'll Quit Smoking After Pregnancy

Poorly educated women are least likely to stay off smokes

10/28/2002
Kids' Asthma Tied to Mom's Acetaminophen Use

Heavy use late in pregnancy raises risk, study says

10/20/2002
Pregnancy and the Drug Dilemma

What medicines are safe for mom-to-be and her fetus

10/3/2002
Treating Morning Sickness, Gingerly

Pregnant women report their nausea subsided after consuming herb

9/26/2002
Aspirin Protects Pregnant Women With Hypertension

It prevented premature labor in pregnant women at risk for high blood pressure

9/24/2002
Lending an Ear to Pregnancy Dangers

Low-income pregnant women need support to quit smoking and drinking