Pregnancy Risks News

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6/18/2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

6/17/2013
BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys

Early study doesn't prove that common chemical causes the condition, experts say

6/12/2013
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study

Findings underscore need to protect developing brain, researcher says

6/11/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight

6/4/2013
Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC

Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

5/29/2013
Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy

Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

5/28/2013
Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say

5/23/2013
Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development

Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

5/21/2013
Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression

Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy

5/20/2013
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children

Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

5/8/2013
Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children

But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

5/7/2013
For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs

Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/7/2013
Synthetic Pot Use Can Mimic Symptoms of Prenatal Disorder

Effects of this unregulated drug are unpredictable, researchers caution

5/6/2013
FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs

Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

5/6/2013
Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids

Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

5/3/2013
Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study

Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say

5/2/2013
Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report

Children should not play with these products, researcher says

4/30/2013
Keep Beauty Regimen Safe During Pregnancy, Doctor Advises

Helpful tips can reassure expectant mothers about their hair, nail and skin care treatments

4/29/2013
Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement

A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

4/23/2013
Ultrasound Best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies, Study Finds

Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say

4/23/2013
Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk

Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy

4/17/2013
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report

After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

4/11/2013
Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm

Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

4/9/2013
Estrogen Level in Pregnancy May Affect Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters

Too much of the hormone can disable tumor suppressor gene, researchers report

4/9/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study

But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

4/9/2013
Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births

Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say

4/8/2013
Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study

Lower levels of vitamin D seen among those born in May

4/2/2013
Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy

Factors include age, disease history and weight

4/2/2013
Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

3/29/2013
Pregnant Women Under Stress May Be at Higher Risk for Stillbirth

Support for stress should be part of prenatal care, study author says

3/29/2013
Traffic Smog Tied to Serious Birth Defects

California study found higher risk of spinal cord, brain disorders

3/28/2013
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby

'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

3/27/2013
Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Too little may raise risk for complications, researchers find

3/25/2013
Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds

Employment didn't raise risk of preterm, low birth-weight baby, researchers report

3/25/2013
Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby

Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/20/2013
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study

Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

3/20/2013
Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Baby's Growth

Psychiatrist says untreated depression has health consequences for mother, baby

3/13/2013
Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments Have Similar Effects on Fertility

French study compared medical, surgical procedures

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/8/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk

Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery

3/4/2013
C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals

Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds

3/1/2013
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

2/27/2013
No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug

Large Danish study of odansetron found no rise in miscarriage, birth defects

2/26/2013
Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study

Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

2/20/2013
Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show

Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/15/2013
Public Smoking Bans Cut Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Legislation in Belgium shown to reduce harmful effect of secondhand smoke

2/14/2013
Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study

Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

2/14/2013
Progesterone Shots May Not Prevent Preterm Birth of Twins: Study

What works for singletons doesn't necessarily work for multiples, researchers find