Birth Health News

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Article Title
8/3/2009
Low Birth Weight Might Raise Adult Kidney Disease Risk

Babies under 5.5 pounds at increased odds for chronic illness, review finds

7/24/2009
Health Tip: How New Dads Can Prepare for Birth

New fathers have responsibilities, too

7/21/2009
Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely

Analysis of amniotic and cervical fluids yields clues to early birth

7/17/2009
Earlier Testing Needed for Fragile X Syndrome

Delay in diagnosis could be prevented with better screening, study finds

7/17/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Birth Defects

Steps you can take before and during pregnancy

7/9/2009
Respiratory Issues Linger for Smallest Babies

Problems related to low birth weight continue into adulthood, study shows

7/2/2009
C-Section Stress Could Alter Baby's Immune Cells

And that might raise odds for diabetes, asthma later on, researchers say

6/25/2009
Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size

Low birth weight infants have higher levels of phthalates, study finds

6/19/2009
Treatment Option Shortens Path to Pregnancy

Skipping one phase when treating infertility also cuts costs, study finds

6/19/2009
Health Tip: What's an APGAR Test?

It evaluates a baby's health just after birth

6/16/2009
Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks

Expert thinks pre-pregnancy mood could partly explain disparity in birth rate

6/15/2009
Health Tip: Caring for Your Newborn

Suggestions for new parents

6/9/2009
Health Tip: New Moms, Protect Your Back

Be careful when bending or lifting

5/28/2009
More Assisted Reproduction, But Fewer Multiple Births

Technology use growing worldwide, but not as many embryos being transferred, research shows

5/22/2009
Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth

Suggestions to make labor and delivery more tolerable

5/21/2009
Fertility Treatment Twins More at Risk for Hospitalizations

Couples using assisted reproductive technology should be made aware, researcher says

5/12/2009
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year

Preemie risk 50 percent lower in those who take supplements that long, research shows

5/6/2009
Maternal Depression Has Negative Effect on Infants' Sleep

But study suggests disturbances reversible with behavioral, environmental changes

5/5/2009
Fad Baby Names Tend to Fizzle Fast

Monikers seem to get staying power from slow growth in popularity

5/4/2009
4/29/2009
Health Tip: After Baby is Born

Suggestions for maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner

4/9/2009
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth

Study suggests that toxins alter cell activity and cut oxygen to baby

4/3/2009
Health Tip: False Labor or Real Labor?

Signs that it's the real deal

2/27/2009
Health Tip: Dealing With Depression After Pregnancy

How to help get rid of the blues

2/26/2009
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk

Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

1/29/2009
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk

They may share common underlying trait, but connection is vague, study says

1/29/2009
12/19/2008
Multiple Doses of Steroids Don't Help Preemies

More than one course can lead to smaller babies, study says

11/20/2008
Health Tip: Considering Home Birth?

Signs that you'd be better off at a hospital

11/18/2008
Health Tip: Conditions That May Affect a Newborn's Skin

Most should resolve themselves in a few weeks

11/5/2008
Health Tip: After Your Child is Born

Spot warning signs of umbilical cord infection

11/3/2008
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk

Women need not be frightened but should limit consumption of stimulant, experts say

10/28/2008
Successive Births, HRT Use Boost Joint Replacement Risks

Early puberty also a factor in increased chance of knee, hip surgeries, study finds

10/15/2008
Health Tip: Having a Baby After Age 35

Take heed of these suggestions

10/10/2008
10/9/2008
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for a New Baby

Adjusting to a new brother or sister

9/30/2008
Birth Size Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Heavier, longer infants more likely to develop disease as adults, study finds

9/22/2008
Health Tip: Develop a Birth Plan

Make decisions before baby is due

9/5/2008
Health Tip: Healing After a C-Section

Activities that should be avoided

8/26/2008
Preterm Births Linked to Infection of Amniotic Fluid

Women with highest degree of contagion most likely to deliver earlier, sicker infants, study finds

8/11/2008
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

7/30/2008
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Boosts Risk for Birth Defects

Women 3 to 4 times more likely to deliver baby with at least one problem, U.S. study finds

7/11/2008
Health Tip: When to Induce Labor

Most often, when a woman is 2 weeks overdue

6/27/2008
Antibiotics Effective for Vaginal Injury After Childbirth

Small study finds they improve healing of common tissue tears, prevent infection

6/24/2008
Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Preemie Brain Injury

Memantine could protect newborns with compromised blood, oxygen supply, study suggests

6/24/2008
U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women

From birth complications to heart disease, top-rated centers a better choice, health study concludes

6/23/2008
Crocodile Babies Cry Out for Hatching

Tiny noises mean its time for Mom to dig up the nest, scientists say

6/12/2008
Breast-Feeding Support Lacking at Many Hospitals, Birth Centers

CDC reports 7 southern states scored lowest, while western and New England states did best

6/5/2008
Health Tip: Recovery After a C-Section

What to do after the procedure

6/2/2008
Being Born Small, Early Raises Autism Risk

CDC study found link was most pronounced for low-birth-weight girls