Pregnancy Risks News

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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

8/11/2014
Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study

Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers' urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones

8/5/2014
Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain

Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

7/22/2014
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/7/2014
Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

7/1/2014
C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study

Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

6/27/2014
Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood

Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

6/25/2014
Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins

Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

6/23/2014
Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need

Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

6/23/2014
Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

6/20/2014
Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report

Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

6/19/2014
1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC

Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

6/18/2014
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

6/18/2014
Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says

Early, elective C-section rate down, too

6/10/2014
Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences

Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

6/5/2014
Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery

Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

6/4/2014
Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

6/4/2014
Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk

Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

6/2/2014
More Evidence Links Poor Diet to Preterm Birth

Researchers focused on eating habits in the year before conception

5/30/2014
Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb

Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

5/28/2014
Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

5/27/2014
Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

5/20/2014
Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'

These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

5/19/2014
Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study

Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/12/2014
Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy

Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

5/9/2014
Stillbirths Higher After Hurricanes Katrina And Rita: Study

Stillbirth rates doubled in areas where 50 percent of housing was damaged

5/9/2014
More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC

First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

5/6/2014
Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy

Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

5/6/2014
Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study

Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

5/5/2014
Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects

Preliminary finding gives moms-to-be another reason not to light up

4/29/2014
Slightly Higher Risk of Birth Defects Seen in Pregnant Women on HIV Drugs

Large study of French children found either small or no increase depending on specific med

4/28/2014
Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds

Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

4/24/2014
Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb

Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

4/22/2014
Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk

Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

4/21/2014
No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

4/15/2014
Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds

Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

4/14/2014
Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

4/8/2014
Heat Waves Tied to Higher Rates of Early-Term Deliveries

Canadian study found odds of birth at 37-38 weeks rose during 90-degree spells

4/8/2014
Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

3/26/2014
More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy

Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

3/25/2014
Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble

Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes