Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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
Be Fruitful to Multiply

Vitamin could help you get pregnant

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

C-sections linked to bleeding, longer hospital stays

10/12/2001
Cutting Back on Smoking Makes Baby Larger

But not by much, study says; experts urge moms to quit altogether

10/10/2001
Sperm Gets Whipped

Deactivating sperm's tail could be key to unisex contraceptive, new research says

10/9/2001
Study Faults Too-Early Home Pregnancy Tests

Finds one chance in 10 of false negative

9/19/2001
Some Insights on Morning Sickness

It isn't serious and usually disappears

9/18/2001
Better Prenatal Care Needed

Maternal deaths could be prevented, experts say

9/14/2001
Foster Care = Early Sex

Early intercourse could be sign of previous trauma, says study

9/5/2001
Fewer Women Taking Folic Acid

Survey finds doctors are not getting the message out

8/31/2001
Tick, Tick, Tick ...

Test could tell women when childbearing years are ending

8/28/2001
STD Drug Spurs Premature Births

But CDC says study used larger-than-recommended dose

8/26/2001
A Pregnant Pause

Too many expectant mothers skip essential dental visits, new research finds

8/21/2001
He Ain't Wispy, He's My Brother

In twin sets, girl makes boy the heavyweight, study shows

8/17/2001
A Dangerous Misconception

Many women don't understand Accutane's graphic warning against pregnancy

8/15/2001
Pregnant Pause: No Playing With Mice

Rodent virus linked to birth defects, doctors warn

8/13/2001
Smoking Doubles Risk of Stillbirth

But quitting during first trimester reverses risk, Danish study finds

8/6/2001
Mom's Smoking Stirs Up A Big Fuss

Tobacco use in pregnancy doubles colic risk

8/2/2001
The Pre-Partum Blues

Depression more common before childbirth than after, say researchers

7/31/2001
Date Violence Common For Adolescent Girls

Related to drug use, pregnancy, suicide

7/12/2001
Congenital Syphilis Rate Drops Dramatically

Mother-baby transmission falls 52% in three years

6/14/2001
Oh, You're Going to Have a Girl!

Where baby is carried doesn't indicate sex

6/12/2001
Licorice Can Cause Premature Birth

Pregnant women who ate the sweet twice as likely to deliver early, Finnish study finds

6/7/2001
Preeclampsia Tied to Lack of Nitric Oxide

Finding implicates vitamin C deficiency

5/25/2001
Pre-Labor Pains

Pregnancy can cause back aches

5/23/2001
Risks Outlined for Deadly Pregnancy Problem

Study may help women who want to conceive again