Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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