Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/4/2002
The Preeclampsia Paradox

Researchers hunt for clues why smoking cuts risk of pregnancy complication

6/4/2002
Find Out About Folic Acid's Powers

Survey finds low awareness of vitamin's role in preventing birth defects

5/30/2002
Smoking Moms-to-Be May Bear Terrible Teens

Cigarettes linked to antisocial behavior among adolescents

5/14/2002
Is Diabetes Born in the Womb?

Undersized infant girls at risk of gestational diabetes later in life

5/11/2002
A Baby Boom Under Stress

Expectant moms need to stay calm in these troubled times

5/10/2002
Study Debunks Birth Defect Link to Conception Timing

Belief that aging gametes are to blame is not proven, new research finds

5/9/2002
Miscarriage Gene Found for Mice

They have more failures when missing a key protein

5/7/2002
Episiotomy Rates Dropping in U.S.

Fewer than a third of women now cut during labor

5/7/2002
Paxil in Late Pregnancy May Cause Problems

Newborn babies may suffer withdrawal from antidepressant

5/3/2002
Vitamin C May Help Preemies Survive

Mouse study suggests nutrient is vital to brain, lung function

4/30/2002
Weight and See

Study questions effectiveness of birth control pills in overweight women

4/29/2002
Resetting the Biological Clock

New study shows male, female fertility declines sooner than expected

4/25/2002
House Panel OKs Funds for Abstinence-Only Programs

States could get $50 million a year through 2007

4/17/2002
Job Stress May Take Toll on Pregnancy

Expectant moms who work at higher risk of preeclampsia

4/16/2002
Acupuncture May Help Infertile Couples

German study finds treatments boost IVF success rate

4/9/2002
Laboring Under Misconceptions

'Old wives' tales' for childbirth have no backing, but pregnant women believe them

3/28/2002
Banned Hormone's Effects Last Three Generations

Grandsons of women who took DES more prone to genital defect

3/26/2002
Anthrax Vaccine Found Safe for Women, Babies

Study of female recruits finds shot won't harm fertility or fetus

3/13/2002
So Long, Sibling Rivalry

Research challenges notion that fraternal twin embryos compete

2/28/2002
Diabetes Drug Cuts Miscarriage Risk

Glucophage helps women with ovarian cysts, study finds

2/28/2002
Does Heavy Exercise Hurt Pregnant Women?

Study says yes, but critic says it could be a 'fluke'

2/15/2002
Alcohol Raises Risk of Stillbirth

Study finds rate nearly 3 times higher

2/7/2002
Fertility Treatments Send Multiple Births Soaring

Women under 35 have a better than 60 percent chance of twins or more

2/1/2002
New Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression Revealed

Findings could help obstetricians help women avoid the debilitating condition

2/1/2002
Bush Plan for Fetal Health Care Sets Off Storm

U.S. says it's needed; critics say it's an anti-abortion ploy

1/29/2002
Abnormal Clotting Protein Predicts Miscarriage Risk

Women with history of problem could be screened, study says

1/29/2002
Blood May Reveal Baby's Gender Early in Pregnancy

Study suggests it can be determined in first month

1/24/2002
Fertility Drugs' Link to Ovarian Cancer Refuted

Review included 13,000 women in four countries

1/23/2002
Contraction Monitors Don't Predict Preemies

Study confirms conventional wisdom about portable machines

1/21/2002
In Vitro Fertilization Problems Expand

Even a single baby conceived through IVF may be at risk, new study finds.

1/17/2002
Thyroid Disorders Again Linked to Birth Defects

Mother's under-active thyroid increases risk of heart, kidney and brain damage, study says

1/16/2002
Study: MRIs Best Way to Find Dangerous Clots

But one expert says ultrasound effective and cheaper

1/15/2002
Alcohol in Pregnancy May Hurt Thyroid Function

Sheep study suggests connection to birth defects

1/9/2002
Report: Tainted Water Threatens Pregnant Women

Doubters find no link to miscarriage, birth defects

1/8/2002
Genes Can Triple Smoking's Damage to Unborn Baby

Variations can cause premature delivery, low birth weight

1/4/2002
Smoking Moms Raise Diabetes Risk for Kids

Habit may alter fetal metabolism for life

12/27/2001
A Mother Lode of Stress

New study says stress during pregnancy may increase risk of autism

12/20/2001
Does Ultrasound Have Sinister Consequences?

Disputed study says exposed babies likelier to be lefties

12/13/2001
Gene Test Raises Pregnancy Chance

But study involved only one woman

12/5/2001
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Still Relatively High

Study suggests more access to birth control is needed; opponents disagree with findings

11/28/2001
A Nip a Day Won't Nip Ability to Have Nippers

Study: Moderate drinkers got pregnant faster than teetotalers

11/28/2001
Born Too Soon

A test to detect possible premature birth

11/19/2001
Fatal Abstraction

Why sex right after giving birth isn't a good idea

11/15/2001
Baby's Face Gives Early Clue to Down Syndrome

Study: Missing nose bone a near-perfect marker for disorder

11/13/2001
Pregnancy Can Set Stage for Autoimmune Diseases

Hormone fluctuation implicated in arthritis and MS

11/5/2001
A Baby Aspirin Can Protect Expectant Moms

Common pain reliever may prevent dangerous high blood pressure in pregnancy

11/2/2001
FDA Tightens Restrictions on Accutane

Tougher controls on prescription acne drug aimed at reducing pregnancy risks

10/25/2001
How Dry -- and Fertile -- I Am

Simpler contraceptive system may work in Third World, say experts

10/16/2001
More Fetuses Than Infants Die in Car Wrecks

Study finds auto accidents are top cause of death

10/12/2001
Study Favors Vaginal Delivery for Stalled Labor

C-sections linked to bleeding, longer hospital stays