Pregnancy Risks News

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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

8/17/2012
Cervical Disease Treatment Not Linked to Premature Birth Risk

Findings counter previous research, U.K. study says

8/17/2012
Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV

Only 10% to 15% of breast-fed infants get virus from infected mothers, researchers say

8/16/2012
High-Potency Pot in Pregnancy May Cause Brain Damage

Study finds babies at higher risk for devastating birth defect, later learning disabilities

8/16/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn

More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

8/15/2012
Drinking in Pregnancy Shows Up in Child's Growth: Study

Research finds reduced height, weight, head size in kids whose mothers drank heavily while expecting

8/14/2012
Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Cerebral Bleeding in Some Women

Blood vessel tangles more likely to rupture in brain when expecting, research shows

8/14/2012
Thyroid Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women Revised

Overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to dangerous medical conditions for mothers, newborns

8/8/2012
Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births

But study shows Cesareans have lower risk of death for preemies in breech position

7/23/2012
Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Linked to Host of Problems in Children

Even in kids without fetal alcohol syndrome, study found higher risk for mental abnormalities

7/19/2012
1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drinks, CDC Says

Binge drinking also a problem among a small minority of moms-to-be, new study finds

7/18/2012
Can a Parent's Job Raise Odds for Birth Defects in Baby?

The potential risks are slight, however, researchers stress

7/17/2012
Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study

Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

7/12/2012
Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study

Iron deficiency at birth can lead to developmental delays

7/12/2012
Caffeine in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring: Study

But too much of the stimulant might still be dangerous, other experts say

7/10/2012
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

7/9/2012
More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection

Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

6/28/2012
Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother

Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

6/28/2012
Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth

Problems with placenta to blame for small babies, while maternal diabetes, obesity can mean large babies

6/28/2012
Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies

Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

6/27/2012
Prenatal Exposure to Common Household Chemical Linked to Eczema

Butyl benzyl phthalate is used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather

6/14/2012
Mom's Smoking Tied to Dangerous Gut Illness in Preemies

Study found it was strongest risk factor for 'necrotizing enterocolitis' in newborns

6/14/2012
Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System

Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

6/13/2012
Pregnancy-Related Deaths Fall Worldwide: Report

But many countries in Africa, South Asia are not making progress

6/6/2012
Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered

Scientists used only blood test from mom, saliva sample from dad to achieve feat

6/5/2012
Cigarette Tax Hikes Curb Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

$1 increase per pack boosts likelihood that moms-to-be will quit long-term

5/29/2012
Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring

But experts say taking fever-relieving meds cuts the risk

5/25/2012
Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu

Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds