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Fertility Treatments Aren’t Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

October 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study.
Researchers examined more than 300,000 births in Massachusetts between 2004 and 2008. Of those babies, 11,000 were conceived using ART.
Assisted reproductive technologies include fertility treatments where both eggs [...]


Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

October 21, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) — the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish — can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests.
Scientists from the United States and Colombia contend that the device, called an INVOcell, [...]


Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women’s memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests.
The study included 320 pregnant women who were asked to rate their pain every 20 minutes during labor. The women were asked about [...]


Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

October 14, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.
Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says.
The new study included 93 [...]


Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

October 14, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during childbirth and found that the overall rate of complications was just under 3 percent.
The most common [...]


Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

October 14, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during childbirth and found that the overall rate of complications was just under 3 percent.
The most common [...]


Women Can Get an Epidural Any Time During Labor, Analysis Says

October 13, 2014

When it comes to pain relief during labor and delivery, mom probably knows best, new research suggests.


Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

October 9, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study.
Researchers examined more than 21,000 single-child pregnancies in the United States over more than 10 years. Diabetes occurred in almost 850 of the pregnancies, the study found. Diabetes [...]


Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study

October 3, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A common drinking water contaminant increases the risk of some types of pregnancy complications, a new study suggests.
“Our results suggest that prenatal PCE exposure is not associated with all obstetric complications, but may increase the risk of certain ones, including stillbirth and placental abruption [when the placenta separates [...]


Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

October 3, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When given to pregnant women, a common treatment for ulcerative colitis may inadvertently lower their baby’s ability to fight off infections at birth, new French research suggests.
The treatment, called anti-TNF therapy, is an injected, artificial antibody. This type of medication is widely seen as a [...]



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