Pregnancy in the News

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

10/23/2014 - Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

10/23/2014 - But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

10/22/2014 - Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

10/22/2014 - Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

10/20/2014 - Reasons include having to go more often

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

10/17/2014 - Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

10/14/2014 - Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

10/14/2014 - Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

10/09/2014 - Seven or more weekly portions of greasy fare may double odds, researchers say

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed

10/09/2014 - Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

Health Tip: Reducing the Risk of Premature Delivery

10/06/2014 - Don't drink alcohol or smoke

Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study

10/03/2014 - Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

10/03/2014 - Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find

10/02/2014 - Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate

10/01/2014 - Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

10/01/2014 - Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

09/30/2014 - But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

09/30/2014 - Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

09/29/2014 - These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds

09/26/2014 - Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

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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.