Pregnancy Risks News

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

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

11/22/2013
Tiniest Newborns Often Lead Normal Adult Lives, Study Finds

Researchers followed 'extreme preemies' into adulthood and found they were satisfied with their lives

11/22/2013
Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy

Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

11/21/2013
Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report

EPA findings suggest those of childbearing age are making safer choices with fish, shellfish

11/18/2013
Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study

Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

11/14/2013
Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say

New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started

11/14/2013
Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study

They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

11/13/2013
Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth

Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

11/11/2013
Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study

Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

11/8/2013
Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy

Risk remained for 28 days after discharge; highest when hospitalization was for 3 or more days, study suggests

11/5/2013
Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns

Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

11/1/2013
U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report

But, rate still highest among industrialized countries

10/28/2013
More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study

However, this doesn't mean more weight causes neurodevelopmental disorder, authors stress

10/28/2013
Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now

Hypospadias occurs in about five of every 1,000 baby boys

10/28/2013
Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

10/23/2013
Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study

Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

10/23/2013
Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthrough in fight against AIDS

10/15/2013
Popular Morning Sickness Drug Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds

Women taking metoclopramide can be reassured by the findings, expert says

10/15/2013
Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights

Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

10/14/2013
New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival

Measuring mitochondria in cells better predicted success rate with in vitro fertilization, study says

10/3/2013
Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study

Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

9/26/2013
Blood Levels of Banned Flame Retardant Drop for Pregnant Women in California

Statewide ban of toxic PBDEs likely behind the sharp decrease, study authors say

9/26/2013
Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women

Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

9/26/2013
Gel May Offer Simple Treatment for Newborns With Low Blood Sugar

However, U.S. experts say inexpensive medication is promising but needs more research

9/20/2013
Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says

Women too thin or too heavy had longer hospital stays, added costs

9/16/2013
Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds

Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

9/10/2013
FDA Announces New Safety Measures for Narcotic Painkillers

Label warnings designed to limit use of extended-release, long-acting drugs like Oxycontin

9/10/2013
Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'

The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

9/10/2013
Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects in Study

Overall risk of problems like spina bifida called low, but experts advise women to discuss prescription opioid use with doctor

9/9/2013
Scientists Shed New Light on Cerebral Palsy, Early Infant Death

Birth defects, poor fetal growth appear to be primary risk factors, study finds

9/9/2013
Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes

The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings

9/6/2013
More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report

Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

9/5/2013
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

8/30/2013
New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds

But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

8/23/2013
Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study

Staying active throughout the day helps prevent obesity-related complications

8/23/2013
Sleep Apnea Seen in Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes

Small study finds they face higher risk of the night-time breathing disorder

8/14/2013
Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring

Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

8/12/2013
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Study Suggests

Male children seem to be most vulnerable, researchers report

8/8/2013
Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC

South has highest rates of infant mortality, gov't report finds

8/6/2013
Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities

Lack of social support can contribute to condition, study authors say

8/5/2013
Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks

Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

7/23/2013
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/18/2013
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children

Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up to 3 years

7/12/2013
Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes

But hospital-related infection not more likely with gestational-type diabetes

7/10/2013
Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study

Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

7/10/2013
Pregnancy Problem, Smaller Babies Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Study

Researchers in Norway found higher risk in premature babies of mothers with high blood pressure

7/9/2013
Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk

Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say

7/9/2013
Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds

Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

7/8/2013
Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study

Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

7/4/2013
Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study

Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report