Birth Health News

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10/30/2017
Health Tip: Sleep Train Your Baby

Suggestions for success

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

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

10/5/2017
Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health

Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

9/18/2017
Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery

Make your baby's space safe

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

9/6/2017
Health Tip: Suggestions for New Moms

Tips to help ward off depression

7/20/2017
MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care

Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging

6/15/2017
Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids

Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

6/8/2017
Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC

Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection

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
Easing C-section Pain

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

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

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

4/21/2017
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

3/31/2017
Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

2/13/2017
Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

2/6/2017
Newborn Screening Tests Approved

The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

2/3/2017
Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk

Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

2/2/2017
Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?

Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

1/25/2017
Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics

After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

1/12/2017
Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

12/26/2016
Health Tip: Before Baby Arrives

Here's how you should prepare

12/21/2016
Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

12/12/2016
Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies

Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

12/12/2016
'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

12/5/2016
C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

12/1/2016
Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

11/13/2016
New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study

Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

11/9/2016
Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

11/1/2016
U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years

March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

10/18/2016
Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

10/13/2016
How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

10/13/2016
Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

10/11/2016
Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

9/8/2016
9/7/2016
Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths

If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

6/2/2016
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low

CDC statistics for 2015 show another 8 percent drop

5/25/2016
Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

More research needed to explore potential link

5/23/2016
Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

4/29/2016
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

4/28/2016
Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report

Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

4/25/2016
Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

4/19/2016
Benefits and Risks of Delayed Childbirth

Benefits of delayed childbirth may outweigh the risks, new study finds.

4/13/2016
Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger?

Mother's health can affect baby's size

4/8/2016
Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

4/7/2016
Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?

Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

3/31/2016
Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

3/24/2016
More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers

Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

3/15/2016
Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's Size

Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

2/12/2016
Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study

Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say