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Topic: Pregnancy

10/19/2015

 

No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say
American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

10/19/2015

 

Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After
Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

10/13/2015

 

Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain
Women who worked out in the months prior to conception saw a benefit, researchers say

10/12/2015

 

Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study
Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

10/12/2015

 

Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

10/9/2015

 

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

10/7/2015

 

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility
Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

10/7/2015

 

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment
Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

10/6/2015

 

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth
New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

10/6/2015

 

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital
These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

10/2/2015

 

Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations
Study suggests heat and lack of rain can potentially impact birth size

10/1/2015

 

Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
And keep up healthy habits once your baby arrives

9/29/2015

 

Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study
Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

9/29/2015

 

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus
As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends

9/28/2015

 

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study
Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

9/25/2015

 

Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study
But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

9/23/2015

 

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

9/21/2015

 

Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease
Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

9/17/2015

 

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

9/16/2015

 

'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes
High PCBs levels in early pregnancy associated with greater risk, study shows

9/16/2015

 

Health Tip: Pregnancy Affects Dental Health
See your dentist regularly

9/14/2015

 

Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

9/14/2015

 

Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

9/11/2015

 

Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged
No major breakthroughs in care for tiniest babies since 1990s, researcher says

9/8/2015

 

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

9/8/2015

 

Survival Rates Improve for Extreme 'Preemie' Babies
Study also finds fewer complications in infants who survive, but more efforts are needed, experts say

9/3/2015

 

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

8/28/2015

 

Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

8/27/2015

 

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

8/25/2015

 

Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

8/24/2015

 

Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births
Ob-gyn isn't necessary for low-risk delivery, study suggests

8/24/2015

 

ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early
Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

8/20/2015

 

Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

8/19/2015

 

Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say
New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

8/19/2015

 

Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication
Preeclampsia causes rise in woman's blood pressure; taking medical history still best way to gauge risk

8/18/2015

 

Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?
Study only found an association, and researchers say nutrition, environment likely play a big role

8/17/2015

 

Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?
But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

8/12/2015

 

Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women's Pregnancy Chances
Study finds changing timing of fertility treatment process might lead to more success

8/11/2015

 

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

8/11/2015

 

Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones
But statistics might not tell full story, experts say

8/6/2015

 

For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed
Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

8/5/2015

 

A Man's Meat Intake Might Influence His Fertility: Study
Couples undergoing IVF treatments fared worse if his consumption of processed meats was high

8/5/2015

 

Boy, Girl Newborns Show Spinal Differences: Study
Researchers suspect changes in females' backs are meant to help in pregnancy

7/28/2015

 

Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

7/27/2015

 

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/23/2015

 

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

7/22/2015

 

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later
Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

7/13/2015

 

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be
Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

7/10/2015

 

Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

7/9/2015

 

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

7/9/2015

 

Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk
Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

7/8/2015

 

Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

7/6/2015

 

Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds
But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

7/1/2015

 

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

6/30/2015

 

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section
Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

6/25/2015

 

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

6/22/2015

 

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study
But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

6/22/2015

 

Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines
Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

6/17/2015

 

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola
Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

6/17/2015

 

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years
CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

6/17/2015

 

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study
Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

6/16/2015

 

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study
But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

6/16/2015

 

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

6/9/2015

 

Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families
Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

6/9/2015

 

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

6/8/2015

 

Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study
Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

6/5/2015

 

Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines
Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

6/5/2015

 

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds
Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

6/4/2015

 

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show
Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

6/3/2015

 

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies
Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

6/2/2015

 

Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

5/26/2015

 

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception
Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

5/26/2015

 

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development
Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

5/22/2015

 

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

5/20/2015

 

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

5/19/2015

 

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

5/13/2015

 

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study
Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

5/12/2015

 

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/8/2015

 

Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt
Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

5/7/2015

 

Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy
Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

5/6/2015

 

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

5/1/2015

 

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

5/1/2015

 

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

4/30/2015

 

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes
But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

4/29/2015

 

C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

4/28/2015

 

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights
Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

4/27/2015

 

Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid
Here's who should take the supplement

4/27/2015

 

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns
Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

4/14/2015

 

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?
High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

4/14/2015

 

Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent
Suggestions for safer use

4/13/2015

 

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

4/10/2015

 

Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests
But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

4/7/2015

 

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic
This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

4/1/2015

 

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

3/31/2015

 

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/30/2015

 

Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study
Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

3/30/2015

 

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

3/27/2015

 

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women
Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

3/27/2015

 

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/25/2015

 

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking
In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

3/23/2015

 

Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild
Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

3/19/2015

 

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

3/19/2015

 

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women
Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

3/13/2015

 

Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds
Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

3/12/2015

 

Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns
Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

3/11/2015

 

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds
This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

3/9/2015

 

Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb
Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

3/9/2015

 

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

3/6/2015

 

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

3/6/2015

 

Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

3/3/2015

 

In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.
Researchers also report drop in number of multiple embryo transfers, twin and triplet birth rates

2/25/2015

 

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others
Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

2/23/2015

 

Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth
Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex

2/19/2015

 

Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development
Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

2/16/2015

 

Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study
Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

2/11/2015

 

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

2/10/2015

 

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

2/5/2015

 

Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

2/4/2015

 

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report
Study of 35 nations shows underuse of current contraception options

2/2/2015

 

Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances
Study finds results were similar for women who received organ whether as a child or an adult

2/2/2015

 

Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk
Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

2/2/2015

 

Health Tip: Managing Swelling During Pregnancy
Suggestions to help you stay more comfortable

1/30/2015

 

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds
Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

1/28/2015

 

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

1/28/2015

 

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

1/27/2015

 

A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth
As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

1/22/2015

 

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

1/21/2015

 

More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds
But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

1/21/2015

 

Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?
No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

1/15/2015

 

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

1/13/2015

 

Health Tip: What to Avoid During Pregnancy
Things to stay away from

1/8/2015

 

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study
Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

1/8/2015

 

Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study
But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

1/6/2015

 

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

12/29/2014

 

Health Tip: Easing Heartburn During Pregnancy
Eat smaller meals more frequently

12/18/2014

 

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

12/18/2014

 

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

12/17/2014

 

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

12/16/2014

 

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos
Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

12/11/2014

 

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot
Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

12/10/2014

 

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study
Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

12/9/2014

 

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds
One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

12/4/2014

 

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

12/3/2014

 

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival
Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

12/3/2014

 

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women
Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

11/26/2014

 

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study
Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

11/21/2014

 

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

11/20/2014

 

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

11/18/2014

 

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds
U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

11/17/2014

 

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/14/2014

 

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development
Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

11/13/2014

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births
Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

11/11/2014

 

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

11/6/2014

 

Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say
Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

11/6/2014

 

PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth
Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

11/6/2014

 

Health Tip: Cleaning a Litter Box During Pregnancy
It's not recommended

11/5/2014

 

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/4/2014

 

Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be
As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

11/3/2014

 

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble
They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

10/29/2014

 

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development
Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

10/27/2014

 

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

10/23/2014

 

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

10/23/2014

 

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

10/22/2014

 

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

10/22/2014

 

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper
Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

10/20/2014

 

Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy
Reasons include having to go more often

10/17/2014

 

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study
Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

10/14/2014

 

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

10/14/2014

 

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

10/9/2014

 

Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy
Seven or more weekly portions of greasy fare may double odds, researchers say

10/9/2014

 

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed
Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

10/6/2014

 

Health Tip: Reducing the Risk of Premature Delivery
Don't drink alcohol or smoke

10/3/2014

 

Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study
Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

10/3/2014

 

Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study
Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

10/2/2014

 

Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find
Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

10/1/2014

 

Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate
Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

10/1/2014

 

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

9/30/2014

 

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/30/2014

 

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

9/29/2014

 

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

9/26/2014

 

Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds
Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

9/25/2014

 

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

9/23/2014

 

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

9/22/2014

 

Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study
More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

9/22/2014

 

Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

9/22/2014

 

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

9/19/2014

 

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

9/19/2014

 

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

9/18/2014

 

Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby
Give your body time to recover first

9/17/2014

 

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

9/16/2014

 

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies
Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

9/15/2014

 

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications
Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

9/12/2014

 

Health Tip: Add Iron to Your Diet During Pregnancy
Suggestions for what to eat

9/10/2014

 

Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory
Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

9/10/2014

 

Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study
All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

9/9/2014

 

Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage
Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

9/8/2014

 

Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

9/4/2014

 

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

8/27/2014

 

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

8/25/2014

 

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

8/21/2014

 

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna
Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

8/20/2014

 

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report
Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

8/20/2014

 

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC
4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

8/19/2014

 

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

8/19/2014

 

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

8/12/2014

 

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence
Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

8/11/2014

 

Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study
Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers' urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones

8/11/2014

 

For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study
Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

8/5/2014

 

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain
Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

8/4/2014

 

Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.
But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

7/30/2014

 

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

7/25/2014

 

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

7/22/2014

 

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/21/2014

 

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/16/2014

 

Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy
Helps foster a healthy size for baby

7/11/2014

 

Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant
How smoking can harm a developing baby

7/9/2014

 

Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds
This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

7/8/2014

 

Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study
Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

7/7/2014

 

Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size
Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

7/7/2014

 

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

7/1/2014

 

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

6/30/2014

 

Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study
Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

6/30/2014

 

Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control
Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

6/27/2014

 

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

6/25/2014

 

Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins
Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

6/25/2014

 

Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women
If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

6/24/2014

 

Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy
Many fish make great sources

6/23/2014

 

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

6/23/2014

 

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids
But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

6/20/2014

 

Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report
Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

6/19/2014

 

1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

6/18/2014

 

Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
Early, elective C-section rate down, too

6/18/2014

 

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

6/10/2014

 

Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences
Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

6/10/2014

 

Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish
Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

6/5/2014

 

Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery
Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

6/4/2014

 

Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

6/4/2014

 

Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk
Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

6/2/2014

 

More Evidence Links Poor Diet to Preterm Birth
Researchers focused on eating habits in the year before conception

5/30/2014

 

Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm?
Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear

5/30/2014

 

Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb
Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

5/29/2014

 

Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

5/28/2014

 

Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

5/27/2014

 

Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn
Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

5/22/2014

 

Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy
Moms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

5/21/2014

 

Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria
This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

5/20/2014

 

High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

5/20/2014

 

Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'
These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

5/19/2014

 

Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/12/2014

 

Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy
Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

5/9/2014

 

Stillbirths Higher After Hurricanes Katrina And Rita: Study
Stillbirth rates doubled in areas where 50 percent of housing was damaged

5/9/2014

 

More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

5/8/2014

 

Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds
Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/7/2014

 

Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

5/6/2014

 

Older Infertile Couples Should Try In Vitro Fertilization First: Study
Other fertility treatments less likely to result in pregnancy, birth for women over 38, researchers say

5/6/2014

 

Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study
Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

5/6/2014

 

Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

5/5/2014

 

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects
Preliminary finding gives moms-to-be another reason not to light up

5/5/2014

 

Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds
Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

5/5/2014

 

Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

4/30/2014

 

Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be
Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

4/28/2014

 

Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

4/15/2014

 

Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

4/15/2014

 

Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds
Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

4/14/2014

 

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

4/10/2014

 

Health Tip: Eating Fish During Pregnancy
Avoid types that harbor lots of mercury

4/8/2014

 

Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/3/2014

 

Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says
Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

3/26/2014

 

More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

3/26/2014

 

Health Tip: Get Healthy Before Pregnancy
Don't forget folic acid

3/24/2014

 

Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

3/21/2014

 

Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections
Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

3/21/2014

 

Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

3/21/2014

 

Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study
Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

3/20/2014

 

Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

3/18/2014

 

Don't Order Fetal Ultrasound Videos As Souvenirs: FDA
In addition, agency says, leave Doppler fetal heartbeat monitors to health professionals

3/18/2014

 

Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study
Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

3/13/2014

 

More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

3/13/2014

 

Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

3/12/2014

 

Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study
Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

3/11/2014

 

Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

3/6/2014

 

Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

3/6/2014

 

Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

3/5/2014

 

Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

3/4/2014

 

U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC
Report cites improving safety profile

2/28/2014

 

'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

2/28/2014

 

Health Tip: Preparing to Become Pregnant
Visit your doctor first

2/27/2014

 

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk
Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

2/26/2014

 

A Better Test for Down Syndrome?
New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

2/25/2014

 

FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization
Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

2/25/2014

 

Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects
Review found an association, but researchers noted women can safely take Tylenol to lower body temp

2/24/2014

 

Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/19/2014

 

Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor

2/18/2014

 

Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds
Alcohol also lowered how much of a chemical that's needed for development reached the fetus

2/18/2014

 

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/18/2014

 

Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

2/13/2014

 

Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

2/10/2014

 

Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Feb. 3-8

2/10/2014

 

Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study
But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

2/7/2014

 

Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds
At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

2/5/2014

 

NSAID Exposure Not Linked to Risk of Spontaneous Abortion
No risk for specific drugs, with the exception of significantly increased risk for indomethacin

2/4/2014

 

Los AINE y el riesgo de perdida del embarazo
El Ibuprofeno y el naproxeno no aumentan el riesgo de que una mujer pierda el embarazo, segun una nueva investigacion

2/4/2014

 

Pregnancy and Pain Relievers
Ibuprofen and naproxen do not increase a woman's risk of miscarriage, according to new research.

2/4/2014

 

IVF and Genetic Testing Used to Avoid Prion Disease
Embryos selected without mutation in a woman with a family history of the disease

2/4/2014

 

Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/3/2014

 

Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

2/3/2014

 

Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

2/3/2014

 

Different Bacteria Levels Seen in Women Who Give Preterm Birth: Study
If confirmed, finding may help lead to new treatments to prevent prematurity, researchers say

2/3/2014

 

SMFM: Major Congenital Anomaly Risk Down for Older Moms
Advanced maternal age linked to decreased risk of CNS, renal, and abdominal wall defects

2/3/2014

 

U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report
Researchers think that improved contraception methods, decisions to delay pregnancy explain trend

2/3/2014

 

Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders
Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

1/28/2014

 

First Trimester Growth Restriction Tied to Childhood CVD Risk
Growth restriction associated with adverse cardiovascular risk profile in school-age children

1/23/2014

 

First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC
But doctor says the surgical births are still too commonplace

1/17/2014

 

Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip
Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

1/15/2014

 

Late Pregnancy SSRI Exposure May Up Newborn Pulmonary HTN
Review shows significantly increased risk, although absolute risk remains low

1/14/2014

 

USPSTF Recommends GDM Screening After 24 Weeks
Insufficient evidence to evaluate benefits and harms of screening before 24 weeks

1/13/2014

 

U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women
Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy

1/8/2014

 

Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria
One-third of preterm births caused by early rupture of amniotic sac, study says

1/8/2014

 

Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy
Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

1/7/2014

 

Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk
BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

1/7/2014

 

Preemie Crying Linked to Later Behavioral Problems
Second study shows educational intervention can reduce postnatal depression, sleep, cry problems

1/3/2014

 

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes
Evidence from observational studies suggests increased risk of gestational hypertension, diabetes

1/2/2014

 

Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

12/30/2013

 

Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy May Up Risk of Autism
Women with infections diagnosed during hospital stay at higher risk of delivering a child with autism

12/23/2013

 

Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study
Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

12/23/2013

 

Peanuts During Pregnancy Reduces Offspring Allergy Risk
Offspring less likely to be allergic to peanuts or tree nuts

12/23/2013

 

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy
Brush and floss daily

12/19/2013

 

Maternal Vitamin D Tied to Risk of Small for Gestational Age
Second trimester vitamin D levels inversely associated with SGA risk

12/18/2013

 

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

12/18/2013

 

Maternal Antidepressant Use Not Significantly Linked to Autism
No significant increase in offspring autism risk linked to SSRI use during pregnancy

12/17/2013

 

Screening Tools ID Postnatal Depression in Teen Moms
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and two subscales accurate for use in adolescent mothers

12/16/2013

 

AAP Advises Pregnant Women and Children to Avoid Raw Milk
Policy statement cites risks of infections associated with consumption of unpasteurized milk

12/13/2013

 

Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

12/11/2013

 

Recommendations Issued to Prevent VTE in Maternal Patients
Include assessment with automated scoring system, provision of appropriate information on discharge

12/11/2013

 

Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/5/2013

 

U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
Increase seen only among women over 30; fewer teen births reported

12/5/2013

 

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Gestational Diabetes
CYP24A1 protein production, mRNA expression up in placental tissue from women with GDM

12/5/2013

 

CDC: Pregnancy Rates Down Over Last Two Decades
Steep declines seen in teen pregnancy rates

12/3/2013

 

Home Visits During Pregnancy and Beyond May Give Poor Kids a Boost
Better focus and stability noted in families seen by nurses and other trained caregivers, study finds

12/3/2013

 

Universal Transvaginal Ultrasound Found Cost-Effective
More cost-effective than initial transabdominal ultrasound for cervical length screen

12/3/2013

 

Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice
Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

12/2/2013

 

Maternal, Pregnancy, Birth Risk Factors Identified for ADHD
Mothers of children with ADHD more likely to be younger, single, smokers, regardless of child gender

11/27/2013

 

Mercury Levels Drop One-Third in Women of Childbearing Age
EPA says women are making more informed seafood choices, not decreasing fish consumption

11/22/2013

 

Researchers Study Factors in Uncomplicated Pregnancy
Pre-pregnancy fruit intake beneficial; increased BMI, BP, drug misuse in first trimester detrimental

11/20/2013

 

Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful: Study
But only about half who are eligible actually try

11/18/2013

 

Exposure To Common Chemical May Raise Risk of Preemie Delivery: Study
Phthalates are found in lotions, perfumes and deodorants, researchers say

11/18/2013

 

Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study
Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

11/15/2013

 

Guidelines Issued for Managing Diabetes in Pregnancy
Guidelines recommend universal testing for diabetes early in pregnancy, evidence-based care

11/15/2013

 

Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says
Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

11/14/2013

 

Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study
They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

11/13/2013

 

Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth
Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

11/11/2013

 

Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study
Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

11/11/2013

 

Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

11/11/2013

 

Health Tip: Should I Work During Pregnancy?
Factors to consider

11/8/2013

 

ACAAI: Moms' Immunotherapy May Cut Offspring Allergy Risk
After controlling for confounding variables, non-significant trend toward decreased odds of allergy

11/8/2013

 

Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy
Risk remained for 28 days after discharge; highest when hospitalization was for 3 or more days, study suggests

11/8/2013

 

Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?
More research needed to confirm early study findings

11/8/2013

 

Clot Risk High for Pregnant Women in Hospital
Risk higher during third trimester and for older women

11/8/2013

 

Prenatal Program Effective for Speakers of Limited English
Japanese women in the United States report that they like the social support

11/4/2013

 

Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Risk for Pregnancy Complication
It measures levels of a protein tied to spikes in blood pressure known as preeclampsia

11/4/2013

 

Family Planning Program for Teens With Diabetes Effective
Greater knowledge and willingness to discuss reproductive health

10/30/2013

 

ACR: Maternal Lupus Linked to Autism in Offspring
Autism also diagnosed at an earlier age

10/30/2013

 

Can Hearing Music in the Womb Boost Babies' Brain Development?
Study showed the effects of the learning was still apparent at 4 months of age

10/29/2013

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Prenatal Weight Gain
No association seen between autism spectrum disorder and pre-pregnancy BMI

10/28/2013

 

Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now
Hypospadias occurs in about five of every 1,000 baby boys

10/28/2013

 

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

10/23/2013

 

Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby
More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthrough in fight against AIDS

10/17/2013

 

Multiple Egg Donations May Not Affect Women's Future Fertility: Study
Additional research found frozen eggs are nearly as effective as fresh for IVF treatments

10/17/2013

 

Negative Affectivity Linked to Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
Association includes light alcohol use and binge drinking in first and second trimesters

10/17/2013

 

Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests
But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

10/16/2013

 

IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends
Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

10/15/2013

 

Use of Donor Sperm by Lesbians Rises in Canada, Study Finds
Legalization of gay marriage appears to have 'huge impact' on reproductive medicine

10/15/2013

 

No Link Between Nausea Drug and Birth Defects
Metoclopramide also not associated with an increased risk of abortion or stillbirth

10/14/2013

 

Exercise Might Boost Men's Sperm Counts, Study Finds
Meanwhile, other research saw no fertility effects from caffeine, alcohol

10/14/2013

 

Births From Fertility Treatments Hit 5 Million Mark: Report
It's a 'great medical success story,' expert says

10/14/2013

 

New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival
Measuring mitochondria in cells better predicted success rate with in vitro fertilization, study says

10/14/2013

 

Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds
Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say

10/10/2013

 

Maternal Antenatal Depression Tied to Offspring's Depression
Maternal education moderates the effects of postnatal, but not antenatal depression

10/9/2013

 

Depression During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Psychiatric Trouble in Kids
Researcher says finding suggests the condition should be treated in expectant moms

10/8/2013

 

Very Preterm Birth, Macrosomia Up Women's Diabetes Risk
Moderate preterm and low birth weight babies do not increase T2DM risk over long-term

10/8/2013

 

Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes
Listen to your doctors advice

10/2/2013

 

Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins, Study Says
No significant differences seen in results for mother, babies compared to C-section

9/30/2013

 

New Infertility Treatment Leads to First Baby, Researchers Report
Experimental procedure may offer hope to women with early ovarian failure

9/26/2013

 

Combo Approach Ups Flu Vaccine Receipt Among Pregnant Women
Providers must both recommend and offer the vaccine

9/25/2013

 

Prenatal Antiepileptic Drugs Affect Fine Motor Skills in Infants
Less impaired development in children continuously breastfeeding

9/20/2013

 

High Maternal BMI Tied to Worse Outcomes, Higher Costs
Overweight, obese, and severely obese have increased hypertension, diabetes, C-section risk

9/20/2013

 

Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says
Women too thin or too heavy had longer hospital stays, added costs

9/19/2013

 

Fidelity to Prenatal Care Model Proves Beneficial
CenteringPregnancy prenatal model reduces preterm birth and intensive utilization of care

9/17/2013

 

Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Late Pregnancy
What to do for certain conditions

9/16/2013

 

Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

9/11/2013

 

Alcohol Consumption Prevalent in Early Pregnancy in Ireland
No increases in adverse pregnancy outcomes, even among those reporting binge drinking

9/11/2013

 

Maternal Opioid Use Ups Risk of Neural Tube Defects
A 2.2-fold increase in risk translates to a neural tube defect prevalence of 5.9 per 10,000 live births

9/11/2013

 

Medicaid Paying for More U.S. Births: Study
Coverage included nearly half of childbirths by 2010, researchers say

9/10/2013

 

Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'
The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

9/9/2013

 

Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

9/9/2013

 

Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes
The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings

9/6/2013

 

Study of Topical Corticosteroid Use in Pregnancy Reassuring
No adverse outcomes studied linked except low birth weight with high potency exposure

9/6/2013

 

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Increased Sleep Apnea Risk
Pregnant women with gestational diabetes lose over an hour of sleep each night

8/30/2013

 

New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds
But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

8/29/2013

 

Hormone Test May Indicate Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Low levels of adiponectin prior to pregnancy may identify women at high risk for GDM

8/28/2013

 

Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

8/28/2013

 

Provisional Guidelines Issued for Lifting in Pregnancy
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety-based guidelines applied to pregnant women

8/26/2013

 

Babies May Remember Words Heard Before Birth
Study found repeated exposure to a 'pseudoword' during late stages of pregnancy led infant's brains to react to it

8/26/2013

 

Early Auditory Learning May Begin in the Womb
Infants can recognize changes in speech heard before birth

8/23/2013

 

Sleep Apnea Seen in Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes
Small study finds they face higher risk of the night-time breathing disorder

8/23/2013

 

Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study
Staying active throughout the day helps prevent obesity-related complications

8/22/2013

 

Pregnancy Linked to Sleep Apnea, Especially With GDM
Gestational diabetes linked to increased odds of obstructive sleep apnea, after adjustment for BMI

8/22/2013

 

Midwife-Led Care Improves Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes
Women without serious medical or obstetric complications should be offered midwife-led care

8/16/2013

 

Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty
Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

8/16/2013

 

Metformin Usually Adequate for Control of Gestational Diabetes
About 26 percent of women initially treated with metformin require supplemental insulin

8/14/2013

 

Children of Obese Mothers at Higher Risk of Early Death
Maternal obesity during pregnancy ups risk of premature death in adult offspring

8/14/2013

 

Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring
Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

8/14/2013

 

Infertility Rate Declines Among U.S. Couples
CDC report challenges perception that problem is growing as more women seek treatment

8/10/2013

 

Cultural 'Myths' Could Shape Pregnant Women's Expectations
Study found media, friends influence concerns about symptoms like morning sickness

8/9/2013

 

First-Trimester Biomarker May Help Identify Early GDM Risk
Glycosylated fibronectin may identify women in first trimester at risk for gestational diabetes

8/8/2013

 

Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC
South has highest rates of infant mortality, gov't report finds

8/7/2013

 

Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women: Experts
Cleanings, dental X-rays don't pose a hazard, medical group says

8/7/2013

 

Typical Pregnancy Length May Vary More Than Thought
By measuring hormones, researchers found 37-day difference in gestation

8/6/2013

 

1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

8/5/2013

 

Obese Women Just As Likely to Have Success Using IVF With Donor Eggs
Study found similar pregnancy, live birth and miscarriage rates compared to normal-weight women

8/5/2013

 

Asthma During Pregnancy Linked to Disease in Offspring
Higher risk of infectious and respiratory diseases

8/5/2013

 

Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

8/5/2013

 

Antioxidant Supplements Don't Help Women Get Pregnant: Review
Fertility clinic patients taking these products were no more likely to conceive, researchers say

8/2/2013

 

Bump Seen in Substance Abuse Treatment During Pregnancy
But number of women entering programs for alcohol use went down over last decade, U.S. report says

8/1/2013

 

Alcohol Use Down, Drug Use Up Among Pregnant Women
From 2000 to 2010, percentage of pregnant women reporting drug abuse up from 51.1 to 63.8

7/31/2013

 

Ob-Gyns Should Discuss Oral Hygiene With All Patients
Prevention, diagnosis, treatment of oral health conditions safe during pregnancy

7/25/2013

 

Prenatal Mercury Exposure, ASD Behaviors Not Linked
Cohort study from Republic of Seychelles, with high fish consumption, shows no consistent link

7/25/2013

 

Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Offspring Conduct Problems
Based on three studies, link seen in children reared by genetically related, unrelated mothers

7/24/2013

 

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids
But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/23/2013

 

Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior
The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/18/2013

 

Health Tip: Don't Despair About Your Pregnant Body
Understand that changes are necessary

7/18/2013

 

Family Medicine Continues to Provide Care for Pregnant Women
Study highlights regional differences and need for care coordination with multiple care providers

7/12/2013

 

Pregnancy Odds Good for Childhood Cancer Survivors, Study Finds
'It just might be a little harder,' researcher says

7/10/2013

 

Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

7/9/2013

 

Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism
'Auto-antibodies' in maternal blood appear tied to particular form of the condition, studies find

7/9/2013

 

Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds
Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

7/8/2013

 

Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

7/5/2013

 

Health Tip: Why Take Folic Acid?
It can help prevent birth defects

7/4/2013

 

Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study
Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

7/1/2013

 

Rhesus D Immunization in Pregnancy Examined
Sensitization with first-born in half of women; most anti-D antibodies develop in 2nd, 3rd trimester

6/28/2013

 

U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

6/27/2013

 

ACOG Considers Early Pregnancy Within Scope of Gynecology Care
Distinction relevant to professional liability coverage for those in gynecology-only practices

6/21/2013

 

Prenatal Iron Intake Beneficial for Moms and Babies
Linked to increased maternal hemoglobin concentration; drop in anemia, low birth weight

6/21/2013

 

Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

6/20/2013

 

Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens
The auditory deficit was small but significant, researchers say

6/18/2013

 

Study Links Autism to Perinatal Exposure to Air Pollutants
Significant links for pollutants, including diesel, mercury; links stronger for boys than girls

6/18/2013

 

Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?
British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

6/18/2013

 

Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk
Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

6/18/2013

 

Rates of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Vary by State
Obesity is largest single factor affecting variability in rates of gestational diabetes between states

6/14/2013

 

Thyroid Disease-Pregnancy Complications Link Explored
Increased risk of ICU admission, preeclampsia, and preterm birth linked with hypo/hyperthyroidism

6/13/2013

 

Metformin Doesn't Reduce Gestational Diabetes With PCOS
Deterioration of insulin sensitivity is not affected by metformin treatment

6/13/2013

 

Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

6/12/2013

 

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study
Findings underscore need to protect developing brain, researcher says

6/12/2013

 

Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing
Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

6/11/2013

 

Biomarker May Predict Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Increased levels of soluble (pro)renin receptor may be an early sign of gestational diabetes

6/11/2013

 

Overweight and Obesity Linked to Risk of Preterm Delivery
Increasing BMI ups risk for preterm delivery, especially extremely preterm delivery

6/10/2013

 

Hurricane Readiness Tips for Pregnant Women
Planning ahead can reduce some of the stress in storm situations, New Orleans expert says

6/6/2013

 

Health Tip: Stay Healthier Throughout Pregnancy
Visit your doctor regularly

6/4/2013

 

Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC
Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

5/29/2013

 

Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy
Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

5/28/2013

 

Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy
Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say

5/28/2013

 

USPSTF Recommends Gestational DM Screening After 24 Weeks
Few data available for gestational diabetes screening before 24 gestational weeks

5/28/2013

 

Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring
Study links procedure to genetic activity in children

5/28/2013

 

ACOG Endorses CDC Vaccine Recommendations in Pregnancy
Given newborn's vulnerability to pertussis, Tdap vaccine recommended during each pregnancy

5/24/2013

 

Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

5/24/2013

 

In Utero Smoke Exposure Ups Subsequent Health Risks
Mothers' smoking increases daughters' chances of gestational diabetes, obesity

5/23/2013

 

Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development
Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

5/22/2013

 

Iodine Deficiency Has Negative Impact on Child Cognition
Mild deficiency linked to low scores on verbal IQ, reading accuracy, and reading comprehension

5/13/2013

 

Even Mild Iodine Deficiency Can Affect Child's Cognition
Mild deficiency during pregnancy has effect on fetal neuro-cognition that persists at age 9

5/13/2013

 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, May 4-8, 2013

5/10/2013

 

Health Tip: Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy
Be sure to eat right

5/9/2013

 

Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says
Substance-abuse programs may improve young women's education, income prospects

5/8/2013

 

Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers 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

 

In-Utero Exposure to Migraine Drugs May Lower Offspring IQ
FDA recommends pregnant women avoid certain migraine medicines completely

5/7/2013

 

For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/6/2013

 

FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs
Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

5/6/2013

 

PAS: Prenatal Vitamin C Cuts Wheeze in Infants of Smokers
Vitamin C seems to have greatest effect on infants born to pregnant smokers with rs16969968 allele

5/6/2013

 

Can High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Boost Fertility Treatment?
That's the conclusion of small, early study of women undergoing in vitro fertilization

5/3/2013

 

Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study
Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say

5/2/2013

 

White House to Challenge Ruling on Unlimited Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
Move follows FDA decision that only women 15 or older could get emergency contraceptive without prescription

5/1/2013

 

FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription
Females aged 15 or older to gain access to Plan B drug over-the-counter

5/1/2013

 

Obama Administration to Challenge Judge's Ruling on 'Morning-After' Pill
Move follows FDA ruling that females aged 15 or older could get Plan B drug without a prescription

4/30/2013

 

Keep Beauty Regimen Safe During Pregnancy, Doctor Advises
Helpful tips can reassure expectant mothers about their hair, nail and skin care treatments

4/29/2013

 

Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

4/24/2013

 

Review Looks at Best Modality for Diagnosing Ectopic Pregnancy
Sonogram found to be best diagnostic method for women with abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding

4/23/2013

 

Maternal Use of Valproate Ups Risk of Autism in Offspring
Significantly increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, childhood autism with prenatal exposure

4/23/2013

 

Ultrasound Best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies, Study Finds
Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say

4/19/2013

 

Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life
Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds

4/17/2013

 

Low-Carb Diet Doesn't Improve Gestational Diabetes Outcomes
Insulin needs, pregnancy outcomes no different with low carbohydrate versus control diet

4/17/2013

 

No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study
No mental deficit for 7-year-olds born to mothers who drank once or twice a week; one doctor urges caution

4/17/2013

 

U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

4/16/2013

 

Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study
Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed

4/16/2013

 

Health Tip: Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy
Stretch the muscles gently

4/15/2013

 

4.4 mmol/L Is Optimal Fasting Glucose Cutoff for GDM Screening
Chinese study concludes strategy could halve oral glucose tolerance tests needed in pregnancy

4/11/2013

 

Fish Oil Has No Effect on Depression in Pregnancy
Does not prevent depression during pregnancy or post-partum for at-risk women

4/10/2013

 

Collaborative Program Can Cut Early-Term Deliveries
Significant reduction seen in elective scheduled early-term deliveries to less than 5 percent

4/9/2013

 

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

4/9/2013

 

FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness
Safety issues resolved, experts say Diclegis' return is long overdue

4/9/2013

 

Diclegis Approved for Nausea/Vomiting in Pregnancy
Doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride approved to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting

4/9/2013

 

Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness
Among pregnant women who haven't responded to other treatments

4/5/2013

 

Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females
Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception

4/4/2013

 

More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds
And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

4/2/2013

 

Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC
20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

4/1/2013

 

In-Person Recruitment Most Effective to Reach Moms-to-Be
Hospital-based prenatal clinics also yield higher numbers of pregnant study participants

3/29/2013

 

Time to Pregnancy Is Linked to Neurological Dysfunction
Subfertility and not fertility treatment may be responsible for mild dysfunction in children

3/28/2013

 

Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby
'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

3/27/2013

 

Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
Too little may raise risk for complications, researchers find

3/27/2013

 

Texts Do Not Promote Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy
Related study examines factors predicting which women would seek out vaccine

3/25/2013

 

Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds
Employment didn't raise risk of preterm, low birth-weight baby, researchers report

3/25/2013

 

Maternal Grief Linked to Baby's Congenital Heart Disease Risk
Prenatal exposure to emotional stress boosts odds, especially if mom lost a child or partner

3/22/2013

 

Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/20/2013

 

Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

3/20/2013

 

Health Tip: Enjoy Safe Exercise During Pregnancy
Follow these safety guidelines and talk to your doctor

3/20/2013

 

Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

3/19/2013

 

Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids' Future Bone Health
Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than currently recommended, U.K. study suggests

3/19/2013

 

Maternal Vitamin D Not Linked to Child Bone Mineral Content
No difference in bone mineral content at age 9 to 10 years with sufficient, deficient maternal 25(OH)D

3/11/2013

 

More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/8/2013

 

Neonatal Size Unaffected by Gestational Diabetes Drugs
Changes in metabolic markers similar with metformin and insulin treatment

3/8/2013

 

Flu Infections Continue to Decline
33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/5/2013

 

Health Tip: Experiencing Nosebleeds During Pregnancy?
Here's what to do to avoid them

3/5/2013

 

Combo Treatment Might Beat Epidural to Ease Labor: Study
But experts say decision for pain relief still lies with woman and her doctor

3/4/2013

 

Pregnancy Boosts Size of Women's Feet, Study Finds
These changes may also increase risk for arthritis, researcher says

3/4/2013

 

C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals
Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds

3/4/2013

 

Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

3/3/2013

 

Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

3/1/2013

 

Health Tip: Coping With Itching During Pregnancy
Try these suggestions

2/28/2013

 

Caffeine Linked to Low Birth Weight and SGA Babies
Higher risk of low birth weight, small for gestational age; risk of preterm delivery not up

2/28/2013

 

Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study
This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

2/27/2013

 

No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug
Large Danish study of odansetron found no rise in miscarriage, birth defects

2/27/2013

 

U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows
Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades

2/25/2013

 

Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says
Youth development is an essential component

2/21/2013

 

Fetal Heart May Develop Later in Pregnancy Than Thought
British study suggests muscle may not be fully formed until 20th week

2/20/2013

 

Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Feb. 11-16, 2013

2/20/2013

 

Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

2/19/2013

 

Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says
Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

2/15/2013

 

Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/14/2013

 

Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC
Dramatic surge seen in emergency contraception, especially among women between 20 and 24

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