Pregnancy en Study Links Abuse During Pregnancy To Postpartum Mental Health Issues <p></p><p>A new study from North Carolina State University suggests women who suffer abuse during pregnancy are more likely to suffer post-partum mental health problems.</p><p>The study was one part of a more comprehensive program looking at health and wellness. The 100 women selected were of a demographic and social status not typically associated with high levels of abuse, which makes some of the finding all the more surprising.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:58 +0000 WUNC News 34053 at Study Links Abuse During Pregnancy To Postpartum Mental Health Issues Duke Study: Inducing Or Augmenting Labor Could Raise Risk Of Autism <p>Researchers at Duke University say they've found evidence that inducing or augmenting labor could increase an infant's risk of autism.&nbsp;</p><p>A study of more than 600,000 births shows boys were 35 percent more likely to have autism if labor was both induced and augmented.&nbsp; The risk was also elevated for girls, but at a lower rate. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 20621 at Duke Study: Inducing Or Augmenting Labor Could Raise Risk Of Autism Study Finds Black Teen Birth Rate Declines In Response To Job Loss <p>While there are many studies that highlight the irrational nature of teenagers’ decisions, a new study conducted by researchers at Duke University has just found evidence of the opposite. The study shows that when a community experiences job loss, fewer African-American teenagers have babies.</p><p>Christina Gibson-Davis is an associate professor of public policy, sociology and psychology and neuroscience at Duke and one of three authors of the study.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 19877 at Study Finds Black Teen Birth Rate Declines In Response To Job Loss Teen Birth Rate Dropping More Quickly In NC <p>North Carolina's teen birth rate is down significantly as more of them wait to have children.&nbsp;</p><p>The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about four percent of North Carolina teens are having children.&nbsp; That's down more than one percentage point since 2007.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 10:54:23 +0000 Will Michaels 16073 at Teen Birth Rate Dropping More Quickly In NC Senate Committee Approves Abortion Teaching Bill <p></p><p></p><p>A bill that would make public educators teach students that abortions can cause preterm births is headed to the state Senate floor.</p><p>It’s one of a raft of measures introduced this session aimed at restricting and reducing the number of abortions. <a href=";BillID=S132&amp;submitButton=Go">Senate Bill 132</a> would require health instructors teaching students in the seventh grade and older to include information about what the bill calls “preventable causes of preterm birth, including induced abortion.”</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 21:19:58 +0000 Jessica Jones 15020 at Senate Committee Approves Abortion Teaching Bill Report Claims Crisis Pregnancy Centers Give False Information <p>A new report released by a reproductive rights organization says crisis pregnancy centers often provide pregnant women with inaccurate information. NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina investigated 66 centers over the course of a year. The centers seek to discourage women from abortions by offering free ultrasounds. Carey Pope is NARAL North Carolina's executive director. She says 92 percent of clinics- called CPCs- investigated do not employ medical staff.<br> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:09:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7318 at Conference Focuses on Hispanic Teen Pregnancy <p></p><p>A conference today in Chapel Hill is focused on sexual health in the young Hispanic population. It's being hosted by the <span class="link-external"><a href="" target="_blank">Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina</a></span>. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Finley says they'll be exploring how to tackle the staggering problem of teen pregnancy in the Hispanic community.<br> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7355 at Conference Focuses on Hispanic Teen Pregnancy Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Abuse and Eating Disorders <p>A study from UNC-Chapel Hill has found elevated levels of abuse and eating disorders in pregnant women who experience depression. Doctors at the UNC School of Medicine say about one-third of pregnant women with depression also experienced eating disorders. About 1 percent of the general population has an eating disorder. Doctor Samantha Meltzer-Brody is the lead author of the study. She says physicians should routinely test pregnant women for eating disorders and abuse.<br> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8537 at Michelle Obama at Camp Lejeune <p>First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are due at a celebration for 40 expectant mothers at Camp Lejeune this morning. The visit is part of a 2-day national tour and comes a day after Mrs. Obama announced a new initiative to support military families. The non-profit Operation Shower is hosting the event. LeAnn Morrissey, creator of <a href="">Operation Shower</a>, says she started the group as a way to give back to those wives whose husbands are fighting overseas.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 9077 at