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Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

July 28, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy — even if they’re at a good weight, a new study finds.
Most American women are not at a healthy weight when they first become pregnant, meaning their body […]


People Born Early May Have These Personality Traits in Common

July 28, 2015

Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.


Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman’s Risk for Preterm Birth

July 27, 2015

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stressful events in childhood may increase a woman’s risk having a preterm baby, a new study suggests.
The research included 200 mothers in Canada who provided information about stressful experiences when they were youngsters. One-third of the women had given birth preterm, while the others delivered at term.
Preterm birth […]


Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?

July 27, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report finds that more babies are being treated in neonatal intensive care units at many U.S. hospitals, and the infants are bigger and less premature.
While they don’t know for sure, researchers suggest this is a potential sign that these expensive interventions are being […]


Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

July 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.
Several factors may be fueling the trend, including declining infant death rates, racial disparities in access to good care during pregnancy, and fertility treatments that often involve placing […]


Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

July 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.
Several factors may be fueling the trend, including declining infant death rates, racial disparities in access to good care during pregnancy, and fertility treatments that often involve placing […]


Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

July 21, 2015

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your risk for type 2 diabetes might be affected by both your birth weight and your lifestyle, a new study suggests.
“We found that both low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle were associated with a significantly higher risk of type 2 diabetes,” study leader Dr. Lu Qi, associate […]


Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be

July 14, 2015

Abnormal results on noninvasive, prenatal genetic tests don’t always indicate a problem with the fetus. In some cases, these tests may uncover maternal cancers, a new study reports.


Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won’t Keep Baby’s Weight Down

July 10, 2015

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking the diabetes drug metformin during pregnancy doesn’t reduce an obese woman’s risk of having an overweight baby, a new study finds.
Exposure to excess blood sugar in the womb may contribute to a baby having a high birth weight. So, British researchers looked at whether giving metformin — […]


This May Be the Safest Antidepressant to Take During Pregnancy

July 9, 2015

New research provides more evidence of a possible link between antidepressant use early in pregnancy and a small increased risk of birth defects.



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