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Plastics’ Chemical May Affect Baby Boys’ Genital Development

October 29, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to a common plastics’ chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints.
Researchers found that baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical called DiNP tended to have a shorter anogenital distance — the [...]


More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

October 27, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.
The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have [...]


Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter’s Weight Later

October 23, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests.
The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check their height, weight, body [...]


Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

October 23, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows.
The new study found that 1.3 million babies were delivered by cesarean section in 2011. The findings also revealed wide variations in [...]


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 [...]



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