Pregnancy News

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9/6/2016
MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study

But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

9/6/2016
Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

9/6/2016
U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

9/2/2016
CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

9/1/2016
3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

9/1/2016
Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy

Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

9/1/2016
Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

8/31/2016
Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

8/31/2016
3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

8/30/2016
Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

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