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New research on pregnancy and related areas, including fertility, birthing, and infancy, is published on a regular basis.

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December 2017

  • Early Egg Exposure May Not Reduce Risk of Egg Allergy in Infants with Maternal History of Eczema

September 2017

  • Fruit Juice May Not Be Linked to Child Weight Gain

August 2017

  • Anti-Mite Bedding May Reduce Hospitalization in Mite-Sensitive Children with Asthma

July 2017

  • Swaddling May Increase Risk of SIDS

June 2017

  • Non-nutritive Sucking May Reduce Time to Oral Feeding

March 2017

  • Skin-to-Skin Contact May Reduce Procedural Pain in Infants

February 2017

  • Early Consumption of Allergenic Foods Associated with Lower Risk of Food Allergy in Average-Risk Infants

January 2017

  • Internet-Assisted Parent Training May Improve Behavior in Children with Behavioral Problems

January 2016

  • Ginger May Improve Nausea Symptoms in Pregnancy

June 2015

  • Exercise Associated with Healthy Baby Weight

March 2015

  • Early Peanut Consumption Associated with Lower Risk of Peanut Allergy in High Risk Children

February 2015

  • Breastfeeding May Decrease the Risk of Childhood Obesity

December 2014

  • Exercise During Pregnancy May Decrease the Risk of Cesarean Birth

October 2014

  • Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Associated with Low Birth Weight

March 2013

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Training During Pregnancy May Prevent Incontinence After Childbirth

November 2012

  • Influenza Vaccine During Pregnancy Associated with Lower Risk of Preterm Birth, Stillbirth, and Infant Mortality

November 2011

  • Prenatal folic acid supplements may decrease risk of severe language delay in children

July 2011

  • Oral Sucrose Associated With Decreased Discomfort During Newborn Screening

February 2011

  • Journal Notes: Antioxidant Supplementation for Males with Subfertility May Increase Chance of Pregnancy
  • Journal Notes: External Cephalic Version May Be Able to Turn a Breech Baby Into the Correct Position for a Vaginal Birth

January 2011

  • Journal Notes: Acupressure and Acupuncture Not Associated with Decreased Vomiting in Pregnancy

December 2010

  • Journal Notes: Calcium Supplementation During Pregnancy May Help Decrease Maternal Death and Morbidity and the Risk of Preeclampsia and Premature Birth

March 2010

  • Journal Notes: Fish in Infant Diet May Be Linked to Decreased Risk of Eczema

October 2009

  • Journal Notes: Breastfeeding and Pacifier Use

July 2009

  • Journal Notes: Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Heart Disease Later in Life
  • Journal Notes: Water Immersion for Birth May Reduce Labor Pains Without Increasing Risk of Complications

June 2009

  • Journal Notes: Folic Acid Fortification Linked to Decrease in Severe Congenital Heart Disease
  • Journal Notes: Home Births for Low Risk Women Does Not Appear to Increase Risk to Baby

February 2009

  • Journal Notes: Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy
  • Journal Notes: Outcomes in Midwife Attended Births Compared to Traditional Options