Pregnancy Risks News

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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

11/26/2012
Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk

Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

11/16/2012
5 Steps Would Lower Preemie Rates in Richest Countries: Study

But reduction would be modest, with 58,000 premature births prevented annually

11/14/2012
Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Tied to Lower IQ in Child

Study finds 1 to 6 weekly drinks could be harmful

11/13/2012
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

Still, almost half a million babies are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes

11/12/2012
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

11/9/2012
Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth

Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

11/2/2012
Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication

This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

11/1/2012
Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study

Women who had 5 or more cesarean-section deliveries had more bleeding, preterm births

10/22/2012
Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk for Birth Defects: Study

But researchers say couples shouldn't be alarmed because absolute risk is small

10/8/2012
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Affect Babies' Language Development

Study didn't look at long-term impact on children's speech milestones

10/8/2012
Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

10/3/2012
Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?

Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

9/26/2012
Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth

But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

9/25/2012
Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications

More newborns admitted to ICU, more mothers had high blood pressure, study found

9/24/2012
Animal Study Ties Common Chemical to Reproductive Problems

BPA linked to disrupted egg development, miscarriages and birth defects

9/24/2012
Women Born Preterm May Face Pregnancy Risks

Obstetricians should take history of premature birth into account, study suggests

9/20/2012
Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life

Reduced nutrients, impaired development of fetus may raise risk in adulthood, study suggests

9/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too

Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

9/17/2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says

Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

9/13/2012
Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD

But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

9/7/2012
Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age

Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

9/4/2012
Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

Structural changes in brain may trigger preference for fatty foods, researchers say

8/17/2012
Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids

More breathing problems seen in preschoolers even if mothers stopped smoking once they were born