Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/20/2002
Pregnancy Hormone May Help Those With MS

Estriol shows promise as early-stage treatment

9/18/2002
Kids' Allergies Tied to Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy

Rates of asthma, eczema and hay fever were higher

9/16/2002
Car Wrecks Take Toll on the Unborn

One in 100 fetuses involved in accidents, new research shows

9/11/2002
About Fetal Ultrasound

Some answers to possible questions

9/9/2002
Study Finds Why Nicotine Is a Risk for SIDS

It interferes with a brain protein key in breathing

9/5/2002
Study: Abortion Aftermath Can Be Costly for Women

They're twice as likely to die from causes ranging from accidents to suicide

9/4/2002
Condom Slipups Common Among College-Age Men

Failing to use them properly leads to slippage, breakage

8/23/2002
Screen Early for Gestational Diabetes

Study supports testing at 16 weeks, not third trimester

8/22/2002
Fish in Moms' Diets Fuel Growth of Newborn Brains

Pregnant moms who ate fish fatty acids had more mature newborns

8/16/2002
Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Kid's Asthma Risk

Variation of enzyme makes some children especially vulnerable to breathing problems

8/13/2002
Archaeologists Unearth 'Birthing Brick'

They believe royalty used it to ease labor

8/2/2002
Hairdressers Have Slightly Smaller Babies

Birth defects also more common, Swedish study finds

7/31/2002
Sperm Test Offers Clues to Male Infertility

It can detect protein linked to defective sperm

7/24/2002
Study: Test All Pregnant Women for Group B Strep

Challenges policy of testing only at-risk moms for deadly germ

7/17/2002
Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth Higher at Hospital Peak Hours

During 'high demand' periods, doctors are more willing to speed the delivery, researchers say

7/11/2002
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Show Racial Gulf

Black babies are about 2.5 times as likely as whites ones to die

7/3/2002
A Shot in the Arm for In Vitro Fertilization

New technique employs needle-free 'injections'

7/1/2002
Stretched Out

Fortunately, old pregnancy marks will fade

7/1/2002
Lead Poisoning Strikes the Unborn

Buildup in mom's bone transferred to babies

6/26/2002
Proteins Linked to Underweight Babies

Studies shed light on lightness in full-term newborns

6/25/2002
Family Planning All in the Timing

New natural method is 95 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, study finds

6/24/2002
False Results?

Pregnancy tests offering 'early results' may not fill the bill

6/13/2002
Sex Education Flunks, Study Says

Most programs don't work, and some backfire

6/12/2002
HIV Drugs During Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby

No added risk of stillbirth, prematurity, or small size

6/6/2002
C-Sections Rise While Abortion, Teen Birth Rates Drop

CDC issues new reports on pregnancy and delivery

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