Pregnancy in the News

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

04/14/2015 - High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent

04/14/2015 - Suggestions for safer use

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

04/13/2015 - Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests

04/10/2015 - But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

04/07/2015 - This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

04/01/2015 - But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

03/31/2015 - Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

03/30/2015 - Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

03/30/2015 - Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

03/27/2015 - Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

03/27/2015 - Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking

03/25/2015 - In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild

03/23/2015 - Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

03/19/2015 - Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

03/19/2015 - Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds

03/13/2015 - Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns

03/12/2015 - Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds

03/11/2015 - This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk

03/09/2015 - Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb

03/09/2015 - Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

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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.