Pregnancy in the News

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

01/30/2015 - Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

01/28/2015 - Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

01/28/2015 - More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

01/27/2015 - As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

01/22/2015 - If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds

01/21/2015 - But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?

01/21/2015 - No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

01/15/2015 - Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

Health Tip: What to Avoid During Pregnancy

01/13/2015 - Things to stay away from

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study

01/08/2015 - Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study

01/08/2015 - But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

01/06/2015 - Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

Health Tip: Easing Heartburn During Pregnancy

12/29/2014 - Eat smaller meals more frequently

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

12/18/2014 - But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

12/18/2014 - Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

12/17/2014 - Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

12/16/2014 - Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

12/11/2014 - Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

12/10/2014 - Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds

12/09/2014 - One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

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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.