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Study: Pregnancy nausea drug won't harm fetus

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:13:19 GMT

There's reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies.



Most women wait 6 weeks for post-baby sex

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:50:06 GMT

Most women say they start having sex again six to eight weeks after giving birth to their first child, according to a new study of 1,507 first-time mothers in Australia.



IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:37:36 GMT

Women getting fertility treatments can be reassured that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase their risk of breast and gynecological cancers, according to a U.S. study of Israeli women.



Flu vaccine safe in pregnancy, study says

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:44:44 GMT

A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It's safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths.



Prenatal gene tests could show more risks

Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:03:44 GMT

A new study sets the stage for wider use of gene testing in early pregnancy. Scanning the genes of a fetus reveals far more about potential health risks than current prenatal testing does, say researchers who compared both methods in thousands of pregnancies nationwide.



Fetus yawns in womb, 4D scan showsGrowing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too.

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:34:53 GMT

(image) Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too.


Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too.



US preterm birth rate lowest in a decade

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:14:16 GMT

The percentage of babies born early in the United States in 2011 was the lowest in a decade, according to a new report from the non-profit March of Dimes. The rate fell to 11.7 percent.



Study: Pregnant women with cancer on the rise

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:52:51 GMT

The number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past couple of decades, a new study from Australia suggests.



Chemical in nonstick pans linked to weight gain

Tue, 4 Sep 2012 17:45:41 GMT

A group of compounds used in a variety of products, including nonstick cookware, may influence a baby's growth in the womb and after birth, a new study suggests.



German drug firm apologizes over birth defects

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:48:29 GMT

The German manufacturer of thalidomide, an anti-morning sickness drug, has for the first time apologized to people who were born with congenital birth defects as a result of its use.



Study: Flu shot safe for pregnant womenAdding to evidence that the flu shot is safe for pregnant women, a new study finds no link between the vaccine and the risk of serious birth defects.

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:03:08 GMT

(image) Adding to evidence that the flu shot is safe for pregnant women, a new study finds no link between the vaccine and the risk of serious birth defects.


Adding to evidence that the flu shot is safe for pregnant women, a new study finds no link between the vaccine and the risk of serious birth defects.



CDC: More minority women die in childbirth

Fri, 3 Aug 2012 20:17:59 GMT

Minority women in the United States are more likely to die during or soon after childbirth than white women, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Depression in pregnancy tied to preemie births

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:29:58 GMT

Women who have depression symptoms during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver early, a new study suggests.



Having kids after age 30 has one health benefit

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:35:50 GMT

Women who have children in their 30s and 40s may have a decreased risk of endometrial cancer, which develops in the lining of the uterus, according to a new study.



Oopsie babies: A third of U.S. births unintended

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:14:09 GMT

A new study finds that more than one-third of U.S. births between 2006 and 2010 were the result of unintended pregnancies, but the rate has not changed much since 1982.



Amazing MRI video shows childbirth from the insideVideo of a woman giving birth in an open MRI machine is giving the world a first-ever glimpse of what childbirth looks like from the inside. Researchers hope it will give new insight into preventing birth complications.

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:44:42 GMT

(image) Video of a woman giving birth in an open MRI machine is giving the world a first-ever glimpse of what childbirth looks like from the inside. Researchers hope it will give new insight into preventing birth complications.


Video of a woman giving birth in an open MRI machine is giving the world a first-ever glimpse of what childbirth looks like from the inside. Researchers hope it will give new insight into preventing birth complications.



Pregnant and on your feet? Risks for baby

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:37:55 GMT

Standing and working for long hours during a mother's pregnancy may slow her baby's growth, a new study from The Netherlands suggests.



Rosie Pope: Childbirth fears far worse than laborFear of labor can prolong what pregnant women most dread, suggests a new study.

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:07:54 GMT

(image) Fear of labor can prolong what pregnant women most dread, suggests a new study.


Fear of labor can prolong what pregnant women most dread, suggests a new study.



Lightest, heaviest fetuses have highest stillbirth risk

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:09:23 GMT

A Canadian study finds that extreme weights in fetuses result in a higher risk of stillbirths.



Bioethics group backs new fertility treatment

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:23:11 GMT

An influential British bioethics group says that couples who face the risk of having a baby with certain genetic diseases should be allowed to use eggs from two women to produce the embryo.



Baby's cells may transfer to mom

Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:42:04 GMT

During pregnancy, and even decades later, a baby's influence on mom runs deep. While the fetus develops inside the womb, its cells mix and mingle with the mother's after traveling through the placenta, and can stay there for years.



More IVF patients choosing single-embryo transplantsThe tide of multiple births as a result of IVF may be ebbing as more women are opting to transfer single embryos, thanks to better technology and fewer health risks.

Tue, 5 Jun 2012 18:20:18 GMT

(image) The tide of multiple births as a result of IVF may be ebbing as more women are opting to transfer single embryos, thanks to better technology and fewer health risks.


The tide of multiple births as a result of IVF may be ebbing as more women are opting to transfer single embryos, thanks to better technology and fewer health risks.



Implants may curb repeat teen pregnancies

Fri, 11 May 2012 22:09:54 GMT

Up to half of teens and young women who give birth are pregnant again within a year — but a new study suggests giving new moms a contraceptive implant before they leave the hospital the first time around can help prevent those repeat pregnancies.



Birth defect risk rises with some fertility treatments

Sat, 5 May 2012 15:42:08 GMT

(image) Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.



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Second trimester key for pregnancy weight gain

Fri, 4 May 2012 22:44:10 GMT

The second trimester of pregnancy may be a crucial period of time for women to stick to weight-gain recommendations, a new study says.






Water breaks? No hurry, study says

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:35:36 GMT

Pregnant women have long been told that when their water breaks, they should be ready to deliver the baby within 24 hours to avoid infection. But a small new study suggests labor may not always need to be induced.



Birth defects more common in IVF babies

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:48:55 GMT

Babies conceived through certain fertility treatment techniques are about one-third more likely to have a birth defect than babies conceived without any extra help from technology, according to a new review of several dozen studies.



Nicotine patches don't help pregnant women

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:14:48 GMT

Nicotine patches do not help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study says.



Another batch of birth control pills recalled

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:10:10 GMT

Glenmark Generics is issuing a nationwide recall of seven lots of birth control pills.



Stem cells in ovaries can produce healthy eggs

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:26:27 GMT

For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they've discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs.



New dad freestyles to the fetal monitorA misfiring fetal monitor prompted five-time dad Charles McDaniel to make up a freestyle rap to welcome his new son into the world as his wife, LaQuita, did the hard work. Have you had a funny experience during labor and delivery?

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:53:55 GMT

(image) A misfiring fetal monitor prompted five-time dad Charles McDaniel to make up a freestyle rap to welcome his new son into the world as his wife, LaQuita, did the hard work. Have you had a funny experience during labor and delivery?


A misfiring fetal monitor prompted five-time dad Charles McDaniel to make up a freestyle rap to welcome his new son into the world as his wife, LaQuita, did the hard work. Have you had a funny experience during labor and delivery?



Study: Many teen moms surprised they got pregnant

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:55:38 GMT

CDC report finds that one-third of teen moms didn't use birth control because they thought they couldn't conceive.



Alcohol risk to fetus highest in first trimester

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:08:14 GMT

Any drinking during pregnancy increases the odds of fetal alcohol syndrome, but the risk to the fetus is highest if a pregnant woman drinks during the second half of her first trimester of pregnancy, a new study finds.



Doc: Keep baby's sex secret to stop abortions

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:48:44 GMT

Doctors should not tell pregnant women the sex of their baby until 30 weeks into a pregnancy to prevent gender-based abortions, one physician is arguing.



Some IVF patients don't follow doctor's orders

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 22:56:27 GMT

Doctors recommend women using fertility treatments cut back on certain activities to increase their chances of having children, but a new study suggests they're not listening.



Study finds no better odds using 3 embryos in IVF

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:59:28 GMT

A new study of fertility treatment found that women who get three or more embryos have no better odds of having a baby than those who get just two embryos.