Pregnancy Risks News

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3/9/2015
Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb

Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

3/6/2015
Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

2/25/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

2/20/2015
Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn

Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

2/19/2015
Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development

Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

2/16/2015
Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study

Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

2/4/2015
Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study

Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects

2/2/2015
Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk

Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

1/30/2015
Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

1/28/2015
Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

1/28/2015
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

1/27/2015
A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

1/22/2015
Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

1/15/2015
Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

1/8/2015
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study

Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

1/8/2015
Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study

But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

1/6/2015
Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

12/18/2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

12/16/2014
FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

12/10/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

12/3/2014
Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

11/20/2014
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

11/19/2014
Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports

Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

11/19/2014
Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

11/17/2014
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/14/2014
Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

11/13/2014
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

11/6/2014
PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth

Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

11/6/2014
Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say

Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/4/2014
Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

10/29/2014
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

10/27/2014
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

10/21/2014
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

10/6/2014
Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

10/3/2014
Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study

Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

10/3/2014
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

10/2/2014
Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find

Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

10/1/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

9/26/2014
Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds

Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

9/25/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

9/24/2014
U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates, Report Finds

Preemies, deaths among full-term babies contribute to higher rate compared to 25 other countries

9/23/2014
Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

9/22/2014
Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

9/22/2014
Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

9/19/2014
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

9/17/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

9/8/2014
Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts

Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

8/21/2014
Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

8/12/2014
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment