Pregnancy Risks News

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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

6/28/2013
Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally

Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries

6/21/2013
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy

The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

6/18/2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

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