Pregnancy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

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

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

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research

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

Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study

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

Depression and Pregnancy

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

CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

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

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

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

Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death

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

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

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

During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study

Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide

Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC

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

Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says

Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

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

Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes

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

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

No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study

Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study

Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk

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

Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

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

Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk

But overall odds are still low, experts say

Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study

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

U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC

Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby

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

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

Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care

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

Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study

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

Antidepressants and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC

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

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

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

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

Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study

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

Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival

Researchers focused on women who previously had a healthy BMI

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

Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds

Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Breastfeeding may protect women at high-risk of type 2 diabetes, study finds.

Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group

Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds

Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

Health Tip: Getting Ready for Pregnancy

Suggestions before you conceive

Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

Innovative procedure would potentially allow infertile recipients to become pregnant

Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy, Small Study Suggests

Constant monitoring showed no significant stress on mom or fetus