Birth Health News

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3/4/2011
Study Finds Men Need More Support Before, After Child Birth

Giving men an outlet for their fears and worries about childbirth, parenthood will be good for the whole family, study finds

2/28/2011
Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds

And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/22/2011
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms

Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

2/17/2011
Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays

But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

2/11/2011
Early Birth Risky, Even With Fully Developed Lungs: Study

Delivery before 39 weeks linked to higher rates of respiratory and other health problems

2/10/2011
When Given Control, Women Use Less Epidural Anesthesia During Delivery

About one-third less used with patient-controlled devices, study finds

2/9/2011
Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says

Because of size and potential growth pattern, some may need dermatologist's assessment

2/8/2011
Birth Defect Risk Slightly Higher for Kids of Male Cancer Survivors

But risk is still very low and not affected by the mode of conception, researchers say

2/7/2011
Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

2/7/2011
2/6/2011
FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births

The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

2/4/2011
Drug Approved to Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Makena for women at risk of delivering early

2/4/2011
High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report

Induction without good medical reason puts babies at risk, watchdog group warns

2/2/2011
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

2/1/2011
Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations

Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

1/25/2011
Health Tip: Baby Spitting Up?

Here are suggestions to help avoid the problem

1/21/2011
Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

What you need for the trip from the hospital

1/7/2011
Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Labor, Delivery

Don't leave everything to chance

1/5/2011
12/24/2010
12/21/2010
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hit Record Low in 2009: CDC

Likely due to increased use of contraception, 'alternate' types of sexual activity, expert suggests

12/20/2010
C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report

But overall birth rate dips, possibly because of sagging economy, expert says

12/17/2010
Reading to Newborns in Intensive Care a Boon for Parents

It helped parents feel closer, more in control during difficult time, study finds

11/22/2010
Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks

Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds

11/17/2010
Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds

March of Dimes hands out a 'D' in its annual state-by-state report card

11/4/2010
Brain May Be More Developed at Birth Than Thought

Scientists found networks linked to daydreaming were fully formed in newborns

10/22/2010
New Moms' Brains May Grow After Childbirth

Effect was greatest in those most enthusiastic about their babies, researchers say

10/19/2010
Newborn Hearing Tests More Effective Than Later Screening

Kids tested two weeks after birth do better than those tested at 9 months, researchers find

10/13/2010
Health Tip: Don't Smoke During Pregnancy

Here's how it can harm the baby

10/8/2010
Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk

But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

9/14/2010
U.S. Meets Initial Breast-feeding Goal, Falls Short on Others

Women need more support to make it to 6- and 12- month marks, report says

9/9/2010
New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies

Method allows early assessment of babies' health risks based on available data, study says

8/25/2010
Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections

Ob-gyn group says action will prevent infections and not harm newborns

8/4/2010
Health Tip: Where to Clean Your Newborn

Baby probably doesn't need a daily bath

7/23/2010
Nitric Oxide Doesn't Seem to Help Preemies' Lungs: Report

Jury still out on whether the treatment works in some infants, another doctor says

7/20/2010
Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows

Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

7/15/2010
Health Tip: Considering a Midwife?

Information that you should know

6/21/2010
Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire

Finding may explain why C-section babies seem more likely to develop allergies, asthma, study suggests

6/10/2010
Quitting Smoking Before Pregnancy Could Save Babies' Lives

CDC study finds many deaths from prematurity, SIDS could be prevented

6/10/2010
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run

Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

5/18/2010
Health Tip: Take a Childbirth Class

Here's what you can learn

5/5/2010
Heavier Birth Weight Tied to Later Conduct Troubles

Twins study found bigger newborn more likely to misbehave at ages 3 and 4

5/1/2010
Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies

Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

4/30/2010
Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study

Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

4/29/2010
Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

4/23/2010
Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems

Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

4/14/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Postpartum Depression

Depression during and after pregnancy

4/5/2010
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down

May lower baby's risk of obesity later in life, research suggests

4/2/2010