Pregnancy Risks News

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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

3/24/2014
Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests

First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

3/21/2014
Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study

Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

3/21/2014
Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study

Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

3/18/2014
Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study

Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

3/13/2014
More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism

Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

3/12/2014
Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk

20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries

3/12/2014
Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

3/11/2014
Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies

Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

3/6/2014
Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies

Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

3/5/2014
Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery

Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

3/4/2014
U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC

Report cites improving safety profile

2/28/2014
'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

2/27/2014
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

2/26/2014
C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study

But the research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

2/26/2014
A Better Test for Down Syndrome?

New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

2/25/2014
Cashiers May Absorb Controversial Chemical When Handling Receipts

But, small report didn't find increased BPA levels in people who wore gloves

2/25/2014
FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization

Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

2/25/2014
Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects

Review found an association, but researchers noted women can safely take Tylenol to lower body temp

2/24/2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/18/2014
Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds

Alcohol also lowered how much of a chemical that's needed for development reached the fetus

2/14/2014
Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy

Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

2/13/2014
Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

2/13/2014
Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth

Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

2/11/2014
Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids

These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests

2/10/2014
Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

2/6/2014
Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests

Rates of preterm births, C-sections and ICU treatment higher for mothers with the mental illness

2/4/2014
Low Vitamin D Could Up Risk for Birth Complication: Study

Preeclampsia occurs when blood pressure suddenly rises, experts explain

2/4/2014
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/3/2014
Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects

Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

2/3/2014
Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates

Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor

1/23/2014
First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC

But doctor says the surgical births are still too commonplace

1/17/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip

Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

1/15/2014
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies

But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

1/14/2014
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters

40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

1/13/2014
U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women

Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy

1/8/2014
Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria

One-third of preterm births caused by early rupture of amniotic sac, study says

1/2/2014
Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

12/20/2013
Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study

Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

12/18/2013
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

12/16/2013
Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women

Policy statement from pediatricians' group bolstered by Minnesota study on foodborne illness

12/13/2013
Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?

Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

12/11/2013
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

12/10/2013
Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk

Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

12/4/2013
Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study

But unlike other methods, growing IVF use may help reverse trend, experts say

12/3/2013
Home Visits During Pregnancy and Beyond May Give Poor Kids a Boost

Better focus and stability noted in families seen by nurses and other trained caregivers, study finds

12/3/2013
Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children

But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

11/26/2013
Preemies Show Subtle Differences in Brain Development

But researchers aren't sure if that translates into problems, disabilities down the road