Pregnancy Risks News

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5/20/2015
Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

5/20/2015
More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

First-time surgeries also lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births, researchers find

5/19/2015
Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

5/13/2015
Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

5/12/2015
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/8/2015
Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

5/6/2015
Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

5/1/2015
Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/30/2015
Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

4/28/2015
Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

4/27/2015
More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

4/14/2015
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

4/13/2015
Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

4/10/2015
Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests

But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

4/7/2015
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

4/1/2015
Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

3/30/2015
Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

3/27/2015
Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

3/27/2015
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/19/2015
IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds

But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say

3/19/2015
2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

3/13/2015
Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds

Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

3/12/2015
Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns

Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

3/11/2015
Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds

This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

3/9/2015
Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

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