Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:13:19 GMTThere'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.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:50:06 GMTMost 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.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:37:36 GMTWomen 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.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:44:44 GMTA 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.
Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:03:44 GMTA 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.
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.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:14:16 GMTThe 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.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:52:51 GMTThe number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased over the past couple of decades, a new study from Australia suggests.
Tue, 4 Sep 2012 17:45:41 GMTA 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.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:48:29 GMTThe 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.
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.
Fri, 3 Aug 2012 20:17:59 GMTMinority 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.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:29:58 GMTWomen who have depression symptoms during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver early, a new study suggests.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:35:50 GMTWomen 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.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:14:09 GMTA 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.
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.
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:37:55 GMTStanding and working for long hours during a mother's pregnancy may slow her baby's growth, a new study from The Netherlands suggests.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:07:54 GMT
(image) Fear of labor can prolong what pregnant women most dread, suggests a new study.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:09:23 GMTA Canadian study finds that extreme weights in fetuses result in a higher risk of stillbirths.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:23:11 GMTAn 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.
Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:42:04 GMTDuring 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.
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.
Fri, 11 May 2012 22:09:54 GMTUp 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.
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.
Fri, 4 May 2012 22:44:10 GMTThe second trimester of pregnancy may be a crucial period of time for women to stick to weight-gain recommendations, a new study says.
Thu, 3 May 2012 18:58:11 GMT
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:35:36 GMTPregnant 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.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:48:55 GMTBabies 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.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:14:48 GMTNicotine patches do not help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study says.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:10:10 GMTGlenmark Generics is issuing a nationwide recall of seven lots of birth control pills.
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:26:27 GMTFor 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.
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?
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:55:38 GMTCDC report finds that one-third of teen moms didn't use birth control because they thought they couldn't conceive.
Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:08:14 GMTAny 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.
Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:48:44 GMTDoctors 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.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 22:56:27 GMTDoctors 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.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:59:28 GMTA 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.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:23:18 GMT