Pregnancy in the News

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

05/26/2015 - Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

05/26/2015 - Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

05/22/2015 - Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

05/20/2015 - Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

05/19/2015 - But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

05/13/2015 - Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

05/12/2015 - Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

05/08/2015 - Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy

05/07/2015 - Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

05/06/2015 - Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

05/01/2015 - Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

05/01/2015 - Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

04/30/2015 - But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program

04/29/2015 - Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

04/28/2015 - Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid

04/27/2015 - Here's who should take the supplement

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns

04/27/2015 - Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

04/27/2015 - Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

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

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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.