Pregnancy in the News

Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

07/28/2015 - Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

07/27/2015 - Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

07/23/2015 - Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

07/22/2015 - Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be

07/13/2015 - Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down

07/10/2015 - Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk

07/09/2015 - Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

07/09/2015 - But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems

07/08/2015 - Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

07/06/2015 - But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

07/01/2015 - Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

06/30/2015 - Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

06/25/2015 - Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study

06/22/2015 - But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

06/22/2015 - Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

06/17/2015 - Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

06/17/2015 - Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years

06/17/2015 - CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

06/16/2015 - Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

06/16/2015 - But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

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Talk about crazy cravings: Some pregnant women have the urge to eat clay, laundry starch, or cornstarch — a condition called pica.