Birth Health News

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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
3/23/2010
Cesarean Rates Reach Record High

At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

3/23/2010
Health Tip: Finding a Birthing Class

To help you prepare for baby's arrival

3/5/2010
Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births

Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

2/24/2010
Two Babies Born a Year Apart After Ovary Transplant

First reported case where procedure led to natural second pregnancy