Pregnancy News

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8/29/2016
Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

8/29/2016
3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

8/24/2016
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

8/24/2016
Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

8/24/2016
Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

8/24/2016
8/23/2016
Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

8/17/2016
Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

8/15/2016
Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

8/11/2016
Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

8/10/2016
Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women

Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

8/9/2016
What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study

Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

8/8/2016
U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising

Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

8/5/2016
Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

8/4/2016
Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control

Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

8/2/2016
Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

7/29/2016
Almost 3 in 10 Women Get Pregnant Naturally After Fertility Treatments

Most conceptions occurred within 2 years of stopping assisted reproduction therapies, study reports

7/28/2016
Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

7/28/2016
Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

It could help you sleep better

7/27/2016
Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

7/27/2016
Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

7/26/2016
Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

7/25/2016
Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests

Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

7/25/2016
1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

7/22/2016
Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

7/19/2016
New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

7/12/2016
If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study

Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

7/7/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported

About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

7/6/2016
U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

7/5/2016
Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study

Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

7/1/2016
Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work

In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

6/30/2016
Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

6/28/2016
Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

6/28/2016
Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

6/27/2016
Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

6/23/2016
Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

6/21/2016
Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

Check with your doctor first

6/16/2016
CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

6/15/2016
Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk

Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

6/10/2016
Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises

Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

6/7/2016
Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost?

Researchers find higher test scores during school years, but also risk of physical disabilities

6/7/2016
Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

5/25/2016
Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

More research needed to explore potential link

5/24/2016
Smoking during Pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of schizophrenia in offspring, new study finds.

5/23/2016
Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

5/19/2016
Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

Here's what medical experts recommend

5/19/2016
Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

5/18/2016
Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

5/13/2016
Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark

Study found only 4 of 53 online calculators accurately predicted best days for conception

5/12/2016
Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies

Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled