Dec. 21, 2010 -- Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are nearly five times more likely to carry a baby to term if they undergo a single embryo transfer instead of a double embryo transfer, according to an international study. Researchers led by D.J. McLemon, an investigator at the Universi
Dec. 13, 2010 (San Antonio) -- Pregnant women who have breast cancer shouldn’t delay chemotherapy or schedule an early delivery to avoid exposing the baby to the drugs, doctors say. A review of the records of 313 pregnant women with breast cancer showed that nearly twice as many women who didn’t get
Dec. 8, 2010 -- Using a blood sample from a mother-to-be, Hong Kong researchers have mapped the entire genome of her fetus, potentially opening the door for widespread noninvasive prenatal screening for genetic problems. ''This is indeed the first proof of concept study that genome-wide sequencing o
Dec. 6, 2010 -- Women who had restless legs syndrome (RLS) while pregnant were four times more likely to have the condition again after their pregnancies, and were three times more likely to have the chronic form of the condition, according to a small European study. Researchers led by Mauro Manconi
Dec. 6, 2010 -- Exposure to cell phones before birth and afterward may increase a child’s risk for developing certain behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, inattention, and problems getting along with peers, a study suggests. The study is published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and C
Now that you're an expectant mom, don't skip your daily workouts just because you don't feel like exercising. There are too many benefits of exercise on pregnancy. “If an individual has a low-risk pregnancy, then being physically active will have benefits for both mother and baby,” says Michelle F.
Nov. 24, 2010 -- The popular over-the-counter and prescription acid-blocking drugs proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) do not appear to increase risk of birth defects when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, a study shows. In the study, 2.6% of more than 840,000 live births occurring in Denmark
Nov. 17, 2010 -- A state-by-state review of preterm birth rates saw some slight improvements, but the United States overall still has a long way to go to meet the nation’s Healthy People objective of 7.6%, according to a report released by the March of Dimes.
The nation’s preterm birth rate fell fro
Nov. 12, 2010 -- Common over-the-counter painkillers taken during pregnancy may be to blame for a global rise in male infertility. Even acetaminophen (Tylenol) may put a developing boy's future reproductive health at risk, suggest findings from a study of some 2,300 Danish and Finnish women by Henri
Oct. 25, 2010 -- ''Mommy brain" -- used to describe that spacey, sleep-deprived state when new moms tend to forget things and act scatterbrained -- may not be the whole story on what happens to women's brains after giving birth. Motherhood may actually trigger brain growth, with changes in areas of