Pregnancy Risks News

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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

2/14/2013
Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies

Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

2/12/2013
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk

But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

2/11/2013
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says

Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

2/11/2013
Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports

Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/7/2013
Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications

High ozone levels during first trimester may raise risk of preemie birth, preeclampsia, study finds

2/6/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies

International study looked at more than 3 million births

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

1/31/2013
Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study

New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/24/2013
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births

Pregnancies involving 3 or more embryos cause undue hardship for mother and children, experts say

1/23/2013
Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ

Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms took valproate

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/16/2013
Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study

Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

1/16/2013
1/11/2013
Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review

Procedure cuts complication rate for obese women, but experts urge waiting a while to have kids

1/8/2013
Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC

This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

1/5/2013
Helping Sleeping Moms-to-Be Breathe Easier May Benefit Baby

Study finds that a treatment used in sleep apnea boosted healthy fetal movement

1/3/2013
Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study

They were less likely to suffer domestic violence, substance abuse, depression than other moms-to-be

1/2/2013
Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study

But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

12/26/2012
Oxygen Treatment May Improve the Odds for Extreme Preemies

Follow-up study found it helped more of them make it to toddlerhood

12/20/2012
Overweight? You Can Scale Back Weight Gain in Pregnancy

New guidelines suggest less is more for heavy mothers-to-be

12/19/2012
12/11/2012
Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis

Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection

12/10/2012
Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk

Study found it was linked to a 16% greater chance of child having the disorder

12/6/2012
Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers

Fetuses less able to rid body of the worrisome chemical than adults, researchers say

11/28/2012
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble

Effect is strongest in women who have only one child, study finds

11/27/2012
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study

Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates