Pregnancy News

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10/17/2017
Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?

Death rate after transfusion was highest if donor had ever been pregnant, study suggests

10/13/2017
Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention

New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancy

10/13/2017
Black Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure

But researchers don't know what's driving these racial differences yet

10/10/2017
Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor

Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo

10/10/2017
Fertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological Clock

Doctors say age remains a better indicator of a woman's 'reproductive potential'

10/5/2017
Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk

But researchers can't prove a cause-and-effect connection

10/3/2017
Same Pregnancy Meds Can Cost $200 -- or $11,000

'Uncontrollable drug prices' play a major role in U.S. health-care crisis, researcher says

10/2/2017
Whooping Cough and Pregnancy

Whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy can prevent illness in babies, new study finds

9/29/2017
Study Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New Moms

It may be potentially dangerous, researchers say

9/28/2017
Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

9/28/2017
Nearly Half of the World's Abortions Are Unsafe

Worst conditions found in Africa, Asia and Latin America, WHO researchers say

9/27/2017
Heart-Lung Fitness Challenged in Early Full-Term Babies

Researchers found those born at 37-38 weeks had higher risk of poorer cardiorespiratory fitness later in life

9/27/2017
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Boost Child's Obesity Risk

Even high readings in the last trimester linked to greater odds, study found

9/22/2017
More Teen Dads?

Report finds number of teen moms stays stable while it goes up for males

9/21/2017
Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

9/18/2017
9/15/2017
Early Onset of Pregnancy Complication May Raise Heart Risks

Doctors should monitor women with pre-eclampsia after childbirth, study suggests

9/14/2017
Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

9/13/2017
Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?

Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

9/12/2017
Is an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy?

Evidence isn't yet clear, but a new review says there's a slight chance of possible harm

9/12/2017
Pregnancy and Alcohol

There's little research on light drinking during pregnancy; abstinence still best, study concludes

9/8/2017
Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?

Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests

9/7/2017
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Tied to Kids' Psychiatric Woes

But study authors say findings need to be interpreted with caution

9/6/2017
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth

They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated

9/5/2017
Mom-to-Be's Cellphone May Not Harm Fetal Brain

Devices' electromagnetic fields aren't linked to problems with language or motor skills in study

9/1/2017
Does Immune System Hold Clues to Preterm Births?

Deviations from a preset pattern of changes might predict some early deliveries, scientists say

8/25/2017
Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?

Study found link between exposure to a certain chemical and failed in-vitro fertilization attempts

8/21/2017
Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

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