Tag Archives: Birth

‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’

‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’

Women preparing to give birth at some hospitals in New York City will no longer have to labor alone, nor will they need to remain isolated from their partner or family while recovering in the hospital after delivery, state officials said. Melissa DeRosa, the secretary to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, …

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For Female Soldiers, Deployment May Up Risk for Premature Birth

News Picture: For Female Soldiers, Deployment May Up Risk for Premature Birth

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — American soldiers who have babies after a recent deployment are at increased risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. The finding comes from the analysis of data on nearly 12,900 births to U.S. soldiers from 2011 to 2014. Overall, just over 6 …

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Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

Chemo May Not Harm Unborn Baby

MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — Babies born just a few weeks early appear to face a greater risk of developing asthma when compared with children born at full term, new research reveals. The observation applied to infants born between the 34th and 37th week of pregnancy. One-quarter of such …

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Opioid Painkillers Linked to Birth Defects

Does Abortion in First Trimester Raise Risk of Mental Ills' Return?

Study Shows Codeine and Other Painkillers May Be Risky During Pregnancy By Matt McMillenWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 2, 2011 — Taking codeine, hydrocodone, or other opioid painkillers shortly before or early in pregnancy increases the risk of congenital heart defects and other birth defects, …

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Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids’ Health Later

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies

FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) — Preemies face a relatively unhealthy childhood when compared with full-term babies, and new British research suggests that the degree to which a child’s health is compromised seems to depend on exactly how premature the child was. Those born between the 32nd and 36th week …

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Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to women who suffer a fever early in pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of certain birth defects, a new review finds. A number of studies have suggested there’s a link between fever during pregnancy and …

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Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC

News Picture: MS Drug Poses Hard Choices for Women Wanting Children

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus are 20 times more likely to have a baby born with certain birth defects as mothers who gave birth before the Zika epidemic began, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Even worse, “when …

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Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC

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Latest Sexual Health News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new U.S. government report. Among U.S. women aged 15 to 44, …

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New Birth Control Pill Recall

Does Abortion in First Trimester Raise Risk of Mental Ills' Return?

Latest Sexual Health News Glenmark Generic Birth Control Pills Packed in Reverse Order By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Feb. 27, 2012 — Seven lots of generic birth control pills have been recalled by Glenmark. It’s the second recall of birth …

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C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born by cesarean section seem more likely to be overweight or obese later in life, a new study contends. The odds of being overweight are 26 percent higher for cesarean babies than those born vaginally, found researchers at Imperial College London, in …

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