What's New: Pregnancy & Fertility News and Studies

The latest Pregnancy News & Fertility News and Studies from babyMed is published on a regular basis. Includes news and studies on getting pregnant, preterm births, prenatal exposure to drugs, foods and toxins, exercise, medical issues in pregnancy, fetal monitoring and complications during pregnancy, labor and child birth.

World Mourns Thalidomide Champion, Frances Oldham Kelsey

Dr. Kelsey would change the world of pharmaceuticals, and save the lives of untold thousands of babies around the world. ... read more »

How Sleep Affects Maternal Blood Pressure

Researchers have linked sleeping patterns to increase blood pressure late in pregnancy. ... read more »

Mom, Your Eating Habits May Affect How Your Kids Process Medication

A group of researchers from Oregon State University have linked lower than average birth weight to an infant's ability to process medications, for life. ... read more »

"Helicoptered" Kids Face Psychological Struggles in College

A 2013 study finds college students are seeking psychological counseling in greater numbers than ever before. One reason behind the increased need for psychological help is helicopter parenting. ... read more »

Connection Between Unplanned Pregnancies and Anorexia

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paired with Norwegian researchers on a study involving rates of unplanned pregnancy in women with anorexia nervosa. ... read more »

Better Access to HIV Medications for Pregnant Women

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports the availability of HIV medication for pregnant women in poorer countries increased in 2009. ... read more »

Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome May Benefit from Heart Surgery

HLHS, or Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, is a common form of congenital heart disease. The conditions present with an underdeveloped left ventricle ... read more »

Strep B Test Studied to Prevent Misuse of Antibiotics

Women who come into the Hospital in full labor but without having had a GBS culture are typically treated with antibiotics to protect the infant from a group B Strep infection. ... read more »

Possible Link Between Maternal Smoking and SIDS

Obstetricians often talk to pregnant women about the potential health threats associated with smoking while pregnant. ... read more »

Miscarriage and Stillbirth May Increase Heart Attack Risk

A group of German researchers studied nearly 12,000 women and found that miscarriages and stillbirths carry a long-term side effect. ... read more »

Development of Children Born After IVF

There is substantial evidence that children born after IVF are at increased risk for adverse perinatal outcome, congenital malformations, and rare epigenetic defects. ... read more »

New Technique For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is diagnosed based on a set of physical anomalies at birth. These include altered facial formation and development issues. ... read more »

Dad Creates App to Rate Autistic-Friendly Places

One father of an autistic child knows how valuable the so-called autism community is. He’s expanding the communal value in a free ratings-style app he calls “Autism Village.” ... read more »

A Better Night’s Rest Could Improve Pregnancy Rates After IVF

Women who take melatonin may see an increased chance of pregnancy after IVF treatments. ... read more »

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The latest Pregnancy News & Obstetrics News articles published by BabyMed. Our news includes the latest of getting pregnant, fertility, complications during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. ... read more »

Bed Rest May Cause More Harm Than Good

Bed rest is commonly used as a treatment for preterm labor. According to a report published in Biological Research for Nursing, bed rest may cause more harm than good to a pregnant woman and the unborn fetus. ... read more »

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Read here about the most recent fertility and pregnancy news. ... read more »

Effect of Solvent Exposure on Childhood Behavior

Women who work during pregnancy are at increased risk of coming in contact with toxicants, including solvents. Researchers in France recently published a study on the effects of solvents on childhood behavior by age two. ... read more »

Smoking May be a Cause of Infertility in Men and Women

Smoking during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant has never been a good choice, but now researchers and doctors have a great reason to convince parents ... read more »

50% of Mothers Who Start Breastfeeding Quit Within 6 Months

The Centers for Disease Control has published the 2010 edition of the Breastfeeding Report Card. Behind the report card is the Healthy People 2010 Target. ... read more »

Dental Problems May be Linked to Premature Birth

The treatment of gum disease may be a contributing factor in keeping premature birth at bay. A study published by BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reports a significant link between periodontitis and preterm birth. ... read more »

Pregnant Women Need Only One Flu Vaccine This Year

Last year, pregnant women were advised to have a two-shot preventative flu shot series. The first shot was given for seasonal flu and the second for the H1N1 strain of flu. H1N1 did not become a major threat until after the year's supply of seasonal vaccinations were already produced and ready for use. ... read more »

Doctors May Be Able to Predict Preeclampsia

A group of researchers has revealed metabolites that may predict risk of preeclampsia in women during a first pregnancy. ... read more »

Overweight Women More Likely to Miscarry With ART

ART, or assisted reproductive technology, is commonly used by women who have trouble conceiving. According to a new study presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, overweight women who use ART to conceive are two times more likely to suffer a miscarriage than women of normal body weight. ... read more »

Recession May Postpone Having a Child

Women are postponing pregnancy and having fewer children because of the recession, but just when they need birth control most, many can't pay for it, a new survey finds. ... read more »

Should a Woman 50 Years and Older Get Pregnant?

Should a woman 50 years and older get pregnant and have a baby? CNN recently reported on women at 50 years of age and older who had a baby. ... read more »

Pregnancy, Immune System and Schizophrenia

Temple University has published a new study via Schizophrenia Research linking immune system response during pregnancy to risk of schizophrenia later in life. According to the publication, women who suffer from flu and other infections during pregnancy are more apt to give birth to children with schizophrenia. In some cases, the risk could be increased seven fold. ... read more »

Smoking Habits Revealed in First Diaper

The first feces babies pass is called meconium. Researchers have revealed tobacco metabolites passed out of the body via meconium can measure the amount of cigarette smoke or tobacco smoke mom consumed or came in contact with during pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Miscarriage Safer Within Six Months

A study on the website for the British Medical Journal reveals women who wait six months or less to get pregnant after a miscarriage are more likely to conceive and carry a fetus full-term. The study was completed in Scotland. Researchers noted that the results could be relevant to populations like Scotland, developing countries may wish to continue following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO). ... read more »

Rates of Maternal Deaths During Pregnancy on the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have released numbers for maternal deaths during pregnancy and while the numbers are still lower in the United States than other countries, the rate is higher than experts would like to see. ... read more »

Antibacterial may be Linked to Pregnancy Problems

Researchers from the University of Florida have found a connection between antibacterial chemicals and pregnancy. ... read more »

Extreme Morning Sickness May be Genetic

About 60,000 women are admitted to the hospital each year for extreme morning sickness. Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy, ... read more »

CDC Reinforces Safety of Flu Vaccine for Pregnant Women

Despite the reports that the flu vaccine is safe and recommended for pregnant women, there has still been some question in the medical and patient community. ... read more »

Wii Are Ready to Stop Gestational Diabetes

Women who are pregnant often have trouble getting up and moving for the suggested amount of prenatal exercise. With the advent and popularity of the Wii, ... read more »

Folic Acid Absorption Affected By Medications

First trimester exposure to certain medications such as folic acid antagonists is associated with increased risk for neural tube, cardiovascular and urinary tract defect. ... read more »

Teens’ Risky Behavior Represents Fast-Track Learning

The teenage years are strongly associated with risky behaviors, thrill seeking, and instant gratification.  Kids may think their daring dos make life exciting and parents may lose sleep worrying over their teens but a new study of brain activity suggests risky behaviors that promise high rewards may actually be an age-appropriate way of fast-track learning.  ... read more »

Do School Schedules Work for Working Parents?

Grose questions how or why parents are expected to take on such a big role in the school system when they are working full time. ... read more »

How Many Billions Does the World Spend on Babies?

Babies are big business for advertising as well as for the manufacturers who produce baby goods so Nielsen watches what parents around the world buy for their babies. ... read more »

To the Single Mothers: 'Happy Father's Day, Mom'

This touching video tribute honors single and widowed mothers on Father's Day. ... read more »

Why More Dads are Staying Home with the Kids

Some dads choose to stay home with the kids simply because they want to, while others are home because of health reasons, unemployment, or other economic issues. ... read more »