Pregnancy News

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2/8/2016
Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

2/5/2016
CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

2/4/2016
Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby

No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

2/4/2016
Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain

Finding points to why sleep problems may be linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, researcher says

2/4/2016
The Benefits of Chocolate During Pregnancy

Eating chocolate may help lower risk of preeclampsia in pregnant women, study finds.

2/3/2016
Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies

But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

2/3/2016
Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

2/2/2016
Babies Born Late May Be at Risk for Complications: Study

Researchers say finding confirms value of inducing labor after due date has passed

2/2/2016
Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

2/2/2016
Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC

Birth defects caused by drinking are totally preventable, agency officials say

2/1/2016
WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

2/1/2016
Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant

1/29/2016
U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

1/28/2016
Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

1/28/2016
Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study

Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

1/28/2016
Depression and Pregnancy

Depression in both mothers and fathers increases risk of preterm birth, study finds

1/27/2016
CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

1/26/2016
Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

1/25/2016
Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC

Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

1/25/2016
Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

1/22/2016
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

1/22/2016
U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions

Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

1/21/2016
Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict

They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

1/20/2016
During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study

Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

1/19/2016
Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide

Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

1/14/2016
Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC

Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

1/13/2016
Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says

Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

1/13/2016
Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use

Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

1/13/2016
Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests

1/11/2016
Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition

Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

1/7/2016
No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study

Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

1/6/2016
Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study

Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

1/5/2016
Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk

The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

1/4/2016
Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

12/30/2015
Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk

But overall odds are still low, experts say

12/28/2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

12/27/2015
The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study

Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

12/23/2015
U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC

Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

12/22/2015
More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby

Some couples have success after six cycles or more, researchers say

12/22/2015
Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemies' Risk of Death: Review

Prolonged touching with mom in intensive care unit also reduced chances of blood infections

12/21/2015
Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care

Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

12/21/2015
Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study

But critic dismisses the Canadian findings as incomplete, not applicable to the U.S.

12/15/2015
Antidepressants and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Use of antidepressants in 2nd or 3rd trimester may increase risk of autism spectrum disorder, new study finds.

12/11/2015
U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC

Greater use of more effective birth control may help explain trend, expert says

12/9/2015
CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

12/9/2015
Moms-to-Be Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons

Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

12/8/2015
Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child

Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect

12/3/2015
Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study

Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

12/3/2015
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival

Researchers focused on women who previously had a healthy BMI

12/1/2015
Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher