Birth Health News

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5/26/2015
Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

5/8/2015
Morning, Midday Most Common Time for Babies' Arrival, Study Finds

Elective c-sections, induced births keep many U.S. deliveries within working hours

4/29/2015
C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program

Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

4/27/2015
Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

3/17/2015
Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling

Suggestions to smooth the transition

12/16/2014
First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

10/29/2014
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

10/23/2014
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

10/22/2014
Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

10/10/2014
Health Tip: Relieving Pain During Delivery

Consider these natural alternatives

9/18/2014
Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

Give your body time to recover first

9/12/2014
Health Tip: Helping Your Newborn Sleep

Watch for signs that the infant is tired

9/3/2014
Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing

Beef up your diet for baby's health

8/13/2014
Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies

Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

8/11/2014
For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study

Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

7/1/2014
C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study

Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

6/30/2014
Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born

Ease back into your routine

4/22/2014
Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk

Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

4/17/2014
Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study

With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

4/8/2014
Heat Waves Tied to Higher Rates of Early-Term Deliveries

Canadian study found odds of birth at 37-38 weeks rose during 90-degree spells

4/8/2014
Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC

Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

4/8/2014
Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/2/2014
Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D

One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

3/11/2014
Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests

But more research needed to show whether being very small as baby girl makes a difference, authors say

3/6/2014
Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About 'Cure' for HIV-Infected Babies

Report on second child raises hope that early, aggressive treatment may be game changer for these infants

3/6/2014
Health Tip: When Baby's Cries Signal Trouble

Advice for when to call the doctor

3/6/2014
2/18/2014
Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later

Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

2/3/2014
Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds

Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

2/3/2014
Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates

Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor

1/30/2014
Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together

Higher risk of breakup seen after infertility treatment fails, Danish study finds

1/16/2014
Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely

Survey of California hospitals finds cost for uncomplicated birth ranges from about $3,300 to $37,000

1/1/2014
Health Tip: New Mom, Protect Your Back

Resume exercise while newborn sleeps

12/20/2013
Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study

Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

12/19/2013
12/10/2013
Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk

Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

12/4/2013
Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study

But unlike other methods, growing IVF use may help reverse trend, experts say

11/13/2013
Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth

Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

11/11/2013
Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study

Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

11/5/2013
Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns

Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

10/17/2013
Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success

Decade-long U.S. study of the infertility treatment found more births of healthy, full-term babies

10/15/2013
Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights

Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

10/7/2013
9/27/2013
Simple Method May Help Predict Tiny Preemies' Outlook

Canadian researchers develop model for assessing infants' risk of complications

9/26/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Food Poisoning in Baby Food

Wash your hands before preparation

9/18/2013
9/11/2013
Medicaid Paying for More U.S. Births: Study

Coverage included nearly half of childbirths by 2010, researchers say

9/6/2013
More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report

Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

9/5/2013
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

7/17/2013