Pregnancy Risks News

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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

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