Birth Health News

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6/21/2013
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy

The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

6/18/2013
Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk

Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

6/13/2013
Global Population Could Hit 11 Billion by 2100: UN Report

Projected increase now even higher than predicted in 2011, mainly due to birth rates in Africa, experts say

5/8/2013
Birth Rates Good After Implanting 1 Embryo, Study Finds

IVF infertility treatments may have better outcomes with 1 'screened' embryo versus 2 'unscreened' embryos

5/7/2013
Health Tip: Taking a Birthing Class

Suggestions to help you prepare

4/29/2013
Health Tip: Manage Visitors After Bringing Home Baby

Let guests know when is convenient

4/16/2013
Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study

Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed

4/9/2013
Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births

Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say

4/8/2013
Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study

Lower levels of vitamin D seen among those born in May

3/8/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk

Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery

2/27/2013
Most New Mothers Skip Sex for at Least 6 Weeks After Childbirth

Australian study found type of delivery, age of woman made a difference

2/26/2013
Gene Disorder Screen Benefits Baby Boys, Girls Equally: Study

It was previously thought that the deadly form of the birth defect was easier to spot in girls

2/21/2013
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children

Panel backs testing for childhood diseases, but defers to parents' wishes on diseases that strike in adulthood

2/14/2013
Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies

Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

2/12/2013
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk

But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

2/12/2013
First-Born May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes, Hypertension

Researchers think better flow of nutrients to the womb in subsequent pregnancies might explain why

2/11/2013
C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies

But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

2/11/2013
Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports

Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add

2/6/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies

International study looked at more than 3 million births

1/15/2013
No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study

Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

1/14/2013
1/4/2013
Low Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy Tied to Lower Birth Weight

Researchers looked at full-term births from 50 years ago

12/25/2012
Health Tip: Help Keep Your Baby's Crib Safe

Older cribs may not meet new standards

9/27/2012
Health Tip: Get Some Rest After Giving Birth

Suggestions to help you recover

8/17/2012
Cervical Disease Treatment Not Linked to Premature Birth Risk

Findings counter previous research, U.K. study says

8/16/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn

More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

8/8/2012
Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births

But study shows Cesareans have lower risk of death for preemies in breech position

7/24/2012
More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC

That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

7/19/2012
7/18/2012
Can a Parent's Job Raise Odds for Birth Defects in Baby?

The potential risks are slight, however, researchers stress

7/17/2012
Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk

Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

6/28/2012
Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies

Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

6/20/2012
U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall

At same time, more women in their 40s are having children, federal report finds

6/14/2012
Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System

Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

6/6/2012
Health Tip: What to Expect After Childbirth

Give yourself time to recover

5/24/2012
Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth

Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

5/11/2012
Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons

Study found strategy could cut infant deaths, but raise number of babies requiring intensive care

5/8/2012
Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study

Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

5/3/2012
More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC

Increased use may have contributed to drop in teen births, researcher says

4/30/2012
Pacifiers Don't Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says

Formula feedings actually rose after 'binkies' were banned on a hospital maternity unit

4/24/2012
Quality Nursing May Protect Very Low Birth Weight Babies

Improved results seen in hospitals nationally recognized for nursing excellence, study finds

4/19/2012
Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby

Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

4/17/2012
Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications

Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

4/12/2012
More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC

Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

3/29/2012
Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

3/15/2012
Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study

Risk of cardiovascular trouble was nearly doubled for these women

3/15/2012
Health Tip: Bringing Home a Premature Baby

Here are questions new parents should ask

3/7/2012
Drug Approved to Prevent Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Surfaxin treats lung disorder that affects premature babies

3/6/2012
Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries

After Scotland put new laws in place, even nonsmoking pregnant women benefited, study found

3/5/2012
Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study

Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say