Pregnancy in the News

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

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

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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.