Stories tagged: pregnancy
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:10 P.M.
Virginia governor vows to veto 20-week abortion ban bill
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state’s image.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 10:46 P.M.
Brain changes seen in pregnancy, may help preparing for baby
When researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations. They also found hints that the alterations help women prepare for motherhood.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 2:02 P.M.
U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds
U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 7 P.M.
Miscarriage is common. So why is it such an isolating experience?
Sure, the range of emotional responses to miscarriage and child loss is vast. But despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are more than …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016
Ciara, Seahawks’ Russell Wilson announce pregnancy
Ciara is expecting her first child with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, three months after the couple tied the knot. Both stars announced the pregnancy by sharing the same photo …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 7 P.M.
Dr. Zorba Paster: Learning about a mistake helps with healing, closure
Apparently, an artery was nicked during the surgery and the woman almost bled out and died. They saved her. They did a good job but they failed in one aspect …
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
Five Zika cases in Miami Beach; CDC advises pregnant women to stay away
There are five new local cases of Zika in Miami Beach and a new 1.5-square-mile transmission zone from the beach to the Intracoastal Waterway, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Friday …
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:31 P.M.
In NYC, 49 pregnant women had Zika, 1 baby born with defect
Officials say 49 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika in New York City since April, and one baby has been born with microcephaly due to the mosquito-borne virus.
MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016
Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry
Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – …
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Woman gives birth to 14-pound, 4-ounce baby boy in Kansas
A woman has given birth to a boy weighing in at 14 pounds, 4 ounces in Hutchinson.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 6:09 P.M.
Greatest risk to baby in first trimester, early Zika research finds
NEW YORK – As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 10:09 A.M.
Pregnant women in U.S. with Zika spikes on new counting method
The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 9:40 A.M.
Study asks: Too much folic acid a cause of autism?
For decades, pregnant women have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. But a new study suggests very high levels of the vitamin in mothers’ …
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016, 4:27 P.M.
Study links diet soda to childhood overweight
Could diet soda be fueling the rise of childhood obesity? A new study of more than 3,000 Canadian children and their mothers finds a strong link between the amount of …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 5:26 A.M.
Early embryo development seen with aid of new lab techniques
New lab techniques have provided the first good look at a crucial but mysterious stage in the development of human embryos, scientists reported Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff
A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a six-week-old strike by medical staff.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 4:56 P.M.
Louisiana House agrees to 72-hour wait period for abortion
The Louisiana House has voted to triple the wait time for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours. If passed by the Senate, Louisiana would match five other states with …
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 3:34 P.M.
Spokane woman claims she was fired for asking to take bathroom breaks while pregnant
A Spokane County woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired from her job doing laundry at a Comfort Inn because she asked to be allowed to use the …
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Third Zika case in Kentucky confirmed in pregnant woman
The Kentucky Department of Health says it has confirmed the state’s third case of the Zika virus in a pregnant woman.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016
Miss Manners: Parents not obligated to announce pregnancy
DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the proper etiquette for announcing a pregnancy to extended friends and family? I am expecting a baby shortly and have not announced anything about my …
SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016
Bill to aid pregnant workers is long overdue
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make adjustments to schedules
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016
FDA delays decision on adding folic acid to corn masa
Federal regulators have delayed until April a decision on whether to allow folic acid to be added to corn-masa flour, a move experts say could help prevent birth defects like …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016, 9:24 A.M.
CDC: Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika outbreak areas
U.S. health officials issued new guidance Tuesday for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects.
MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2015
Women are giving up on in vitro fertilization too soon, study says
After analyzing more than 250,000 in vitro fertilization attempts by more than 150,000 women over nearly a decade, researchers found that women could keep increasing their chances of having a …
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
‘We hit the jackpot’
Tom Fisher, a fertility doctor in Spokane, needed some of his own medicine for him and his wife to become parents. On this Father’s Day, Fisher is spending time with …
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Prenatal care should start before pregnancy
Anyone thinking about pregnancy, should also be thinking about prenatal care. This care is important for the mother’s health and the health of the child. Whenever possible, it should begin …
THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court hears pregnancy discrimination case
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is weighing how much employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers under a federal law aimed at combating discrimination against them. Questions from several justices …
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Going to term
This is not how Cristina Salazar imagined starting a family: unmarried at age 22, nine months pregnant and sitting in jail. Dressed in orange pants, shirt and flip flops – …
TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
Signs of preeclampsia should raise red flags
Pregnancy causes many changes in women’s bodies. These changes are usually entirely normal, but some can cause life-threatening complications. One of these potentially dangerous conditions is a blood pressure problem …
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014
Expectant mother will still celebrate Bike to Work Week
Haley Cooper-Scott admits she’s a little apprehensive about her plans for Bike to Work Week, which begins Monday. Not about the distance from her Spokane home to her workplace in …