Pregnancy News

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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

5/12/2016
Benefits and Risks of Pregnancy Vitamins

Excess amounts of folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy may increase autism risk, study finds.

5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/11/2016
Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

5/9/2016
Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

5/9/2016
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

5/9/2016
With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle

The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

5/5/2016
Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

5/3/2016
Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

4/29/2016
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

4/28/2016
Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

4/28/2016
Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

4/28/2016
Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

4/28/2016
Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report

Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

4/27/2016
Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size

Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

4/25/2016
Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

4/25/2016
Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

4/25/2016
Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

4/20/2016
4/19/2016
After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

4/14/2016
Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid

Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

4/12/2016
What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss

They're more likely than men to lose sight from cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, experts say

4/11/2016
Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

4/7/2016
Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?

Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

3/31/2016
Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

3/31/2016
Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

3/30/2016
Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say