Pregnancy in the News

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

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

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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.