Skip to content

Health & Pregnancy

News Related to Health & Pregnancy

  1. FAQ: Pregnancy Complications and Your Heart

    Sept. 22, 2015 -- You may have seen headlines linking pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure and early delivery to a later risk of dying from heart disease. In a study published Monday, researchers found a link between the two -- and said the risk of later heart-disease death rises with

    Read Full Article
  2. Pregnancy Complications and Later Heart Disease

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A complicated pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of dying from heart disease later in life, new research suggests. The risk is particularly high for women who've had more than one health problem during pregnancy, sai

    Read Full Article
  3. 'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in early pregnancy have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, new research from Greece suggests. These findings add to a growing body

    Read Full Article
  4. Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The amount of time between a woman's pregnancies may matter when it comes to the possible risk of her children developing autism, new research suggests. "Children conceived in less than two years after the birth of thei

    Read Full Article
  5. X-Rays, Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation from X-rays and other medical imaging tests doesn't seem to pose a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses when used properly, researchers report. "While care should be taken to protect the fetus from exposure,

    Read Full Article
  6. Obesity May Be Tied to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says. The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested. "

    Read Full Article
  7. High BP In Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers also said they found that the brothers and sisters of these women have

    Read Full Article
  8. Mom's Diet and Risk of Heart Defects at Birth

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report. Women who followed a very healthy diet were 37 percent less likely than those who ate poorly to

    Read Full Article
  9. ADHD Risk Rises Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study. Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational

    Read Full Article
  10. Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have come to learn how millions of germs carried in the body affect your health. Now, a new study links premature birth to a specific kind of bacterial blend in the vagina. "Our discovery is important because i

    Read Full Article
Displaying 1 - 10 of 1013 Articles Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>

Pregnancy Week-By-Week Newsletter

Delivered right to your inbox, get pictures and facts on
what to expect each week of your pregnancy.

Today on WebMD

hand circling date on calendar
Track your most fertile days.
woman looking at ultrasound
Week-by-week pregnancy guide.
Pretty pregnant woman timing contaction pains
The signs to watch out for.
pregnant woman in hospital
Are there ways to do it naturally?
slideshow fetal development
pregnancy first trimester warning signs
What Causes Bipolar
Woman trying on dress in store
pregnant woman
Close up on eyes of baby breastfeeding
healthtool pregnancy calendar
eddleman prepare your body pregnancy