Birth Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/12/2010
Research Sheds Light on Increasing Cerebral Palsy Rates Among Preemies

Findings suggest link to umbilical cord inflammation

2/1/2010
Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births

Study in mice finds link that may someday improve prevention efforts

12/28/2009
Low Thyroid Levels May Up Need for Assisted Delivery

Mom's T4 hormone level could affect baby's position, study finds

12/23/2009
Mom's Job Could Boost Baby's Odds for Birth Defect

Female janitors, scientists among those at highest risk, study shows

12/21/2009
U.S. Births Reach Record High

Teen deliveries and infant mortality remain areas of concern

12/8/2009
Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Preemie

Suggestions for new parents

12/8/2009
Injections Aren't Solution for Retained Placenta: Study

Oxytocin shots fail to improve outcome for women with serious childbirth complication

12/4/2009
Health Tip: Women Who Have GBS During Pregnancy

It can cause serious complications in some newborns

12/2/2009
More Preemies Born Among the Poor

Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

11/26/2009
Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord

Recommendations may vary by doctor

11/23/2009
Health Tip: Bonding With Your New Baby

Suggestions to connect with your newborn

11/19/2009
Health Tip: Recovering From C-Section

What new moms can expect

11/17/2009
U.S. Scores a 'D' on Preterm Birth Report Card

March of Dimes' annual state-by-state stats show need for improvement

11/16/2009
Health Tip: Creating Your Birth Plan

Make a list of your preferences for delivery

11/10/2009
Health Tip: Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Signs that you should seek help

11/4/2009
Health Tip: Getting Ready for Birth

Be prepared before you leave for the hospital

10/27/2009
10/22/2009
Assessing Embryo Metabolism May Aid IVF Success

Aim is to determine which have best chance of success

10/20/2009
New IVF Guidelines Aim to Reduce Multiple Births

Key provision limits embryo transfers

10/16/2009
Transplant May Treat Metabolic Disorders in Womb

Cord-blood stem cells given early in pregnancy might save infants most at risk, researchers say

10/13/2009
Eye Problems Increasing in Preemies

As more pre-term infants survive, doctors see more babies with retinopathy of prematurity

10/13/2009
Health Tip: Bringing Baby Home

Prepare for the trip from the hospital

10/9/2009
Miscarriage Treatment Won't Harm Future Fertility: Study

Most women give birth within five years, researchers find

10/6/2009
Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies

But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

10/5/2009
Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems

Moms-to-be taking SSRIs had double the risk of early delivery, study finds

10/5/2009
Do Preemies Benefit From High-Tech Measures?

Despite medical advances since the 1990s, success rate the same for babies born extremely early

10/1/2009
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems

Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

10/1/2009
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Preterm Labor

Lifestyle choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy

9/29/2009
Fetal Surgery May Treat Heart Defect

Researchers see some success in alleviating hypoplastic left heart syndrome

9/28/2009
Improved Screening for Jaundice Can Protect Newborns

Universal testing would help prevent severe cases that can lead to brain damage, study finds

9/25/2009
Antidepressants Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns

Certain drugs increase the possibility of septal malformation, researchers find

9/21/2009
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal

Low-impact aerobics safe, beneficial throughout pregnancy, study suggests

9/14/2009
Very Small Head Size Could Signal Problems in Newborns

Early screening urged for detection of epilepsy and other health issues, experts say

9/11/2009
Health Tip: Are You Pregnant and Depressed?

Certain factors may increase your risk

9/4/2009
Moms-to-Be Need Facts on Pain Control

Public campaign aims to dispel misinformation, educate women

9/3/2009
Health Tip: Taking a Childbirth Class

Here's a list of potential benefits

8/26/2009
Health Tip: When Labor May Be Induced

Factors that may cause doctors to bring on labor

8/25/2009
Preemie Birth Could Mean Weaker Bones as Adults

Small babies at risk for osteoporosis decades later, study finds

8/21/2009
Health Tip: What Are Risk Factors for Preterm Labor?

Things that may cause labor to start too soon

8/21/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Shouldn't Be Forced

Irish researchers find vitamin levels in foods adequate for new moms, babies

8/18/2009
Induced Labor May Prevent Need for Cesarean Section

Elective induction at 41 weeks led to fewer surgical deliveries, review shows

8/14/2009
Low Choline Level in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defects

Anencephaly, spina bifida linked to nutrient found in foods, study shows

8/11/2009
Delivery-Related Infant Deaths Decline in Scotland

Fewer newborns experiencing a fatal lack of oxygen, study finds

8/8/2009
If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

Ultrasound can detect infants turned in the womb, allowing time for decisions

8/4/2009
No Link Found Between Birth Anesthesia and Learning Issues

Whether delivery was vaginal or C-section doesn't matter, study finds

8/4/2009
Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

Delivery at 37 weeks helps women with hypertensive disorders, study finds