Pregnancy News

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8/18/2017
Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

8/14/2017
Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression

More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds

8/14/2017
Pregnancy and Sleep

Pregnant women with sleep disorders at risk of delivering prematurely, study finds

8/10/2017
Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

8/8/2017
Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders

Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study finds

8/3/2017
Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs?

Prescribing practices called into question by new study

8/1/2017
Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

8/1/2017
Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy

Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

7/21/2017
Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy

Healthy eating and exercise may lower a pregnant woman's risk of C-section, new study finds

7/20/2017
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

7/20/2017
Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk

These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows

7/19/2017
Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

7/14/2017
Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

7/13/2017
Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika

A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

7/12/2017
No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

7/11/2017
Malaria Drug Protected Mouse Fetus From Zika: Study

More research is needed on effects in primates and humans, researcher says

7/11/2017
Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen?

Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

7/10/2017
Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success

Biggest effects seen for younger women with older men

7/10/2017
Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

7/10/2017
Sugary Beverages in Pregnancy

Cutting sugar-sweetened beverages during pregnancy may help stem childhood obesity, study finds.

7/7/2017
Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility

South Korean study found a quieter room was tied to better odds for fatherhood

7/6/2017
Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids?

As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in kids by age 7, study found

7/3/2017
Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths

After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

6/30/2017
Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC

Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

6/28/2017
Can an Aspirin a Day Keep a Pregnancy Complication Away?

Odds of preeclampsia dropped 62 percent for high-risk women who took a daily pill, study finds

6/15/2017
Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects

But researchers say absolute risk is low

6/14/2017
Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study

But absolute risk is low, researcher says

6/8/2017
Babies' Fascination With Faces May Start in the Womb

Ultrasound study detects this preference in 34th week of pregnancy, researchers say

6/8/2017
Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought

Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

6/7/2017
Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study

It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

6/6/2017
Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids

Teens whose mothers smoked may have issues with thinking skills, study shows

6/6/2017
Pregnancy Weight Gain: Too Much or Too Little Is Unhealthy

Try to get to a healthy weight before conception, experts advise

6/6/2017
Easing C-section Pain

Breastfeeding may help lessen chronic pain from Cesarean section, study finds.

6/5/2017
Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

Research involving more than 1,200 survivors shows childbearing has no effect on recurrence

6/5/2017
Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section

Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

6/2/2017
5/25/2017
Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

5/25/2017
U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault

Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma

5/22/2017
Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease

Multiple specialists may be needed to care for these expectant moms, researcher says

5/22/2017
Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications

Longer hospital stays, more hysterectomies tied to the sleep disorder, study says

5/19/2017
Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse

Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

5/18/2017
Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF

In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

5/17/2017
Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty

But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

5/16/2017
5/15/2017
As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too

Extreme cold seems to reduce the chances; heat raises the odds, study suggests

5/3/2017
Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby

Researchers suggest doctors look for ways to help poorer women during pregnancy

5/3/2017
Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning

They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

5/1/2017
Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Study finds certain meds seem safer than others, but overall danger is low, researchers say

4/27/2017
Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

4/27/2017
Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect