Weight Gain and Premature Birth

Is weight gain during pregnancy related to premature delivery? ... read more »

Preterm Delivery Odds

What are the odds of preterm delivery? ... read more »

Smoking and the Fetus

Smoking does harm the fetus. Women who smoke during pregnancy have a higher rate of premature birth, miscarriage and low birth weight. ... read more »

Elective Preterm Delivery Increases Risk for Complications

Choosing to deliver a baby early may increase the risk for complications, according to a new study. ... read more »

Lupus Does Not Affect Pregnancy Outcome in Most Cases

Lupus was once thought to affect pregnancy outcomes, but new research suggests that women with lupus can conceive and give birth to healthy, full term infants just like women who do not suffer from the condition. ... read more »

Sleep Habits May be Connected to Early Birth

Researchers have found a potential link between sleep habits during pregnancy and increased risk of preterm delivery. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Kidney Transplant Possible

After recovering from a kidney transplant, some women may desire to start a family. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, chances of pregnancy after kidney transplant are high. Nearly 74% of pregnancies end in live births. ... read more »

Smoking Ban Helps Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complications

A report published in the Journal of Women's Health proves that banning smoking can have a positive impact on pregnancy. The result was a significant reduction in early birth risk. ... read more »

First Trimester Doppler Ultrasound: Predicting Preterm Delivery

Researchers from Spain recently investigated the role of Doppler ultrasound in the first trimester in predicting preterm delivery. The investigative findings were published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. ... read more »

Scotland Bans Smoking, Reduces Premature Births

In March of 2006, Scotland passed legislation that banned smoking in public settings. The legislation did not focus on pregnant women, but the ban has proven to be quite helpful in terms of reducing the number of preterm deliveries in the country. ... read more »

Experts Clarify Details Regarding PCOS Diagnosis

Scientists have now issued guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). There had been much debate in the medical community over various aspects of the condition. ... read more »

Artificially Sweetened Drinks and Preterm Delivery

New research suggests that drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature births. ... read more »

Subchorionic Hematoma

A subchorionic hematoma (also known as subchorionic bleeding) is a space of fluid collection, presumably blood, between the gestational sac, usually the placenta, and the uterine wall. ... read more »

Do preemies ever catch up with their peers?

When my first two children were born ... read more »

Prevent Preterm Delivery; Balance Your Bacteria

Even outside of pregnancy, your vagina operates as its own ecosystem, where natural microbes consistently uphold balance. When the balance is off, it is usually from an external influence and you might experience uncomfortable conditions such as yeast infections. ... read more »

A Second Reason to Avoid Secondhand Smoke

It is fairly common knowledge that pregnant women should stop smoking, as it can have numerous negative effects on their child. If you are trying to become pregnant, quitting smoking is one of the best ways you can ensure good health for your baby. ... read more »

Obesity and Pregnancy Guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued a practice bulletin to summarize the risks for obesity in pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery as well as to provide recommendations for management during pregnancy and delivery after bariatric surgery. ... read more »