Pregnancy in the News

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

12/18/2014 - But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

12/18/2014 - Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

12/17/2014 - Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

12/16/2014 - Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

12/11/2014 - Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

12/10/2014 - Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds

12/09/2014 - One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

12/04/2014 - Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

12/03/2014 - Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women

12/03/2014 - Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

11/26/2014 - Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

11/21/2014 - Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

11/20/2014 - But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds

11/18/2014 - U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

11/17/2014 - To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development

11/14/2014 - Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births

11/13/2014 - Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

11/11/2014 - Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth

11/06/2014 - Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say

11/06/2014 - Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

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If you are pregnant or have a heavy menstrual period, you may need an iron supplement. A 2007 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women moderately deficient in iron had difficulties with memory and learning, but that an iron supplement resolved the problems. Pregnancy and heavy periods are two causes of iron deficiency.