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Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time July 28, 2015

Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life July 27, 2015

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S. July 23, 2015

Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later July 22, 2015

Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be July 13, 2015

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down July 10, 2015

Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk July 09, 2015

Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects July 09, 2015

But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems July 08, 2015

Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds July 06, 2015

But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control July 01, 2015

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section June 30, 2015

Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study June 25, 2015

Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines June 22, 2015

Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study June 22, 2015

But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola June 17, 2015

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study June 17, 2015

Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years June 17, 2015

CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study June 16, 2015

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study June 16, 2015

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families June 09, 2015

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk June 09, 2015

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study June 08, 2015

Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds June 05, 2015

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines June 05, 2015

Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show June 04, 2015

Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies June 03, 2015

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says June 02, 2015

Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception May 26, 2015

Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development May 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 May 22, 2015

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk May 20, 2015

Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds May 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 May 13, 2015

Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight May 12, 2015

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt May 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 May 07, 2015

Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus? May 06, 2015

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study May 01, 2015

Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids May 01, 2015

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes April 30, 2015

But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program April 29, 2015

Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights April 28, 2015

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns April 27, 2015

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid April 27, 2015

Here's who should take the supplement

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism? April 14, 2015

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent April 14, 2015

Suggestions for safer use

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study April 13, 2015

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests April 10, 2015

But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic April 07, 2015

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

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