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.

Benefits of Fairhaven Health's PregnancyPlus Omega-3 Supported by Recent Study

Doctors typically recommend that pregnant women add an Omega-3 supplement to their prenatal care regimen due to recent research showing it may lead to longer gestation times and healthier birth wei ... read more »

Prenatal Vitamins Shown to Prevent Preterm Births

A new study shows that taking prenatal vitamins around the time of conception- four weeks before and eight weeks after a woman's last period- can reduce preterm (premature) births and the chances of having a smaller-than-normal baby. ... read more »

Contraceptive IUD May Halt Endometrial Cancer

Published in the latest issue of Annals of Oncology, is a report by European researchers linking the use of an Intrauterine Device (IUD) with treatment of endometrial cancer. ... read more »

The Birth Control Pill Changes A Woman's Memory and Mind

Researchers at UC Irvine have found that women who take birth control pills appear to remember emotional events in a manner more similar to men. ... read more »

Combination Contraceptive with Folate Approved by FDA

During the first few weeks of gestation, few women know they are pregnant. This is the time when folate levels need to be the highest to prevent neural tube defects ... read more »

Immune System Boost May Prevent HIV Infection in Infants

According to reports out of the Oregon Health and Science University, training the immune system to fend off HIV during the first hours after birth ... read more »

Early Menopause Detection Test Expected Soon

The current trend in motherhood pushes women to the brink of fertility before families are started. Women are regularly starting families well into their 40s, which could be pushing the limits of the female body, especially if premature or early menopause is likely to occur. ... read more »

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Preconconception Vitamins and Folic Acid

Folic acid in combination with a multivitamin supplement has been associated with a decrease in specific birth defects. ... read more »

Pollutants Could Be Increasing the Risk of Childhood Obesity

Pesticide chemical DDT may be linked to an increase in childhood obesity. According to Environmental Health Perspectives, infants displayed faster than normal weight gain ... read more »

Glucose Consumption by Embryo May Reflect Health of Embryo

In Australia, researchers working in the field of infertility may have recognized a small factor that could measure the health of an embryo before IVF. ... read more »

Autism May be Linked to Jaundice

There is no known, clear-cut cause of Autism, so researchers are constantly looking for some connection between environmental, medical and social aspects of life ... read more »

Breast Cancer Survivors Can Breast-Feed After Treatment

Researchers presented a report at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology that may take a few oncologists by surprise. ... read more »

More Than 5 Million Men May Suffer from MANopause

Male menopause is commonly referred to as manopause. Though menopause was once thought of as a female change of life, men are noticing changes in their bodies as early as 35 years of age including reduced sex drive and energy. As the body ages, testosterone production slows down causing men to lose a bit of that manliness. ... read more »

Mom’s Weight May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease

A report given at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Science Exposition held by the American Society of Nephrology reveals that maternal weight and health conditions ... read more »

Fertility Tests May Under-Predict Fertility

The University of North Carolina ' Chapel Hill has found a discrepancy between reported fertility and actual fertility in a group of volunteers. ... read more »

Carbamazepine Linked to Increased Risk for Spina Bifida

Women who suffer from epilepsy often take anti-epileptic medications throughout their pregnancy. ... read more »

Contraceptive Gel May Soon Replace Pills

Researchers are studying the effects of a contraceptive gel that could be used in place of pill contraceptives. ... read more »

Antiepileptic Drugs May Cause Decreased School Performance

According to a new study published in Epilepsia, women who take multiple antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy may have teenagers who suffer from poor performance in schools. ... read more »

Poor Women Infected by Snail Fever Parasite

According to a Danish study, schistosomiasis, the parasite that causes snail fever may cause harm to the reproductive organs of women susceptible to the parasite. The parasite lives in waterways commonly used for bathing and clothes washing. ... read more »

Biomarker Found that May Signal Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg embeds in the lining of the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. This can happen because the fallopian tube is too narrow or simply by accident. Typically, ectopic pregnancy is difficult to diagnose because symptoms do not present until the fetus grows too large for the tube. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Low Birth Weight Infants and Processing 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

"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 »

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 »

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 »

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Surgery for Infants

HLHS, or Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, is a common form of congenital heart disease. The conditions present with an underdeveloped left ventricle that is unable to pump blood efficiently through the heart. ... read more »

How Sleep Affects Maternal Blood Pressure

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

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 »

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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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 »