Pregnancy in the News

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

07/25/2014 - By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

07/22/2014 - Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

07/21/2014 - Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy

07/16/2014 - Helps foster a healthy size for baby

Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant

07/11/2014 - How smoking can harm a developing baby

Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds

07/09/2014 - This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study

07/08/2014 - Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies

07/07/2014 - Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size

07/07/2014 - Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study

07/01/2014 - Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control

06/30/2014 - Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study

06/30/2014 - Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood

06/27/2014 - Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins

06/25/2014 - Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women

06/25/2014 - If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy

06/24/2014 - Many fish make great sources

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

06/23/2014 - But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need

06/23/2014 - Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report

06/20/2014 - Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC

06/19/2014 - Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

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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.