Birth Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/2/2004
Birth Risks Higher on Weekends

Risk of stillbirth, early neonatal death lower on weekdays, Canadian study finds

1/30/2004
Premature Labor

Recognize the warning signs

11/6/2003
Illness in Newborns

Symptoms can be subtle

10/31/2003
Mommy Direst

Advice for working mothers

10/10/2003
Birth Weight and Social Class Can Impact Your Health

Both affect risk of high blood pressure in adulthood, study finds

10/9/2003
Treating HIV Infection at Birth

Antiretroviral therapy reduces mother-to-child HIV transmission

9/29/2003
Economics May Be Behind Your Baby's Gender

Difficult conditions may mean fewer male births

9/23/2003
Heart Disease in Family Bad News for Babies

Risk of low birthweight newborns greater in these cases, study finds

9/2/2003
Postpartum Depression

Know its symptoms

8/18/2003
Why Small Babies Face Heart Trouble Later

Study finds clue to their increased risk of cardiovascular disease as adults

6/24/2003
Tiny Babies Suffer Despite Medical Advances

Almost half show developmental damage at age 8, study says

6/23/2003
Bowed Legs Among Newborns

They usually correct themselves

6/6/2003
A Sound to Remember

The answer in a heartbeat

5/6/2003
Baby's Womb Wetsuit Has New Potential

Vernix protects skin, say researchers working on synthetic version of substance

5/5/2003
Why Some Premature Babies Die

Brain malformation linked to death in these infants

4/27/2003
Too Many Babies Born Too Early

Campaign aims to heighten awareness of dangers of premature birth

4/17/2003
Umbilical Cord Care

Keep the area clean

4/7/2003
Countdown to Labor

Prepare your body for giving birth

3/20/2003
Delayed Cut of Umbilical Cord May Help Preemies

Infants had better blood pressure, glucose levels in pilot study

2/12/2003
Don't Stress Your Unborn Child

Fetal heart rate can be affected by mother's anxiety and stress

2/11/2003
Smallest Babies Can Make Big Gains in IQ

New research confirms low birth weight babies improve mental abilities as they age

1/29/2003
Minor Oxygen Deprivation at Birth Can Dull Mental Skills

Threshold for damage is lower than previously believed, study finds

1/13/2003
Good Neighbors Make Good Babies

The friendlier the neighborhood, the bigger the newborns, study finds

1/3/2003
Diabetic Dads' Babies Can Have Lower Birth Weight

But infants from diabetic mothers weigh more

11/12/2002
Infants Born Prematurely Take Longer to Process Information

But researchers suggest identifying problem early may help them later in life

9/30/2002
Arithmetic Beats Technology in Predicting Birth Weight

Study shows pencil-and-paper method more accurate than ultrasound

7/16/2002
Parents, Hear This

Infant deafness screening crucial

7/10/2002
Baby Blues

Most new moms don't get them

4/9/2002
Laboring Under Misconceptions

'Old wives' tales' for childbirth have no backing, but pregnant women believe them

4/4/2002
Preventing Preeclampsia

Simple test might soon tell which women will develop life-threatening condition

3/25/2002
Lingering Fatigue a Warning Sign for Postpartum Depression

Persistent tiredness after childbirth a new predictor, study says

2/14/2002
Hypoglycemia in Newborns Might Be Linked to Brain Damage

But critic claims animal study doesn't make definitive connection

1/11/2002
Perfect Preemie Pacifier

Early infants give it a thumbs up

11/28/2001
Born Too Soon

A test to detect possible premature birth

11/5/2001
A Baby Aspirin Can Protect Expectant Moms

Common pain reliever may prevent dangerous high blood pressure in pregnancy

10/2/2001
Help for Preemies Is One-Shot Deal

No need for multiple steroid injections to prevent illness, says study

7/26/2001
Anorexia May Be Linked to Birth Month

Spring, early summer babies at more risk for eating disorder, study shows

7/19/2001
Circumcision Rates Reflect Cutting-Edge Changes

Sharp drop in the West is the largest trend shift in 20 years, new government report says

7/19/2001
Health and Welfare of America's Kids Looking Up

But several areas leave room for improvement, say federal officials

7/5/2001
Unused Frozen Embryos End Up In Limbo

Fertility clinics must do better job staying in touch with past clients, study says

5/22/2001
Absolutely, Positively Delivers

Self-confident women have fewer childbirth fears

5/5/2001
Scientists Announce Birth of Genetically Modified Babies

Some contain genes from 3 different people