Pregnancy News

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Article Title
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

5/2/2003
Study Sheds Light on Possible Causes of Preeclampsia

Finds link to high concentrations of a natural chemical

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