Pregnancy in the News

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

08/27/2014 - New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

08/25/2014 - Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

08/21/2014 - Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

08/20/2014 - Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

08/20/2014 - 4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

08/19/2014 - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

08/19/2014 - Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

08/12/2014 - Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study

08/11/2014 - Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study

08/11/2014 - Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers' urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain

08/05/2014 - Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.

08/04/2014 - But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

07/30/2014 - Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

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

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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.