Pregnancy Risks News

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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

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/21/2012
Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring

Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

5/18/2012
Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful

Review found fewer excess pounds and complications with healthy diet vs. exercise

5/10/2012
Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

5/8/2012
Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study

Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

5/8/2012
Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study

But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care

5/4/2012
Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids

But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

5/3/2012
HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

5/3/2012
Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

5/2/2012
Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell

New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

5/2/2012
U.S. Ranks 131st in World for Premature Birth Rate

Report finds America on par with Somalia, Thailand and Turkey

4/30/2012
Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids

But study doesn't prove exposure caused the differences

4/27/2012
Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study

Researchers created tool to measure patient risk following surgery

4/10/2012
Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

4/9/2012
Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study

Maternal obesity, overweight also linked to other developmental delays

4/6/2012
Planning Pregnancy May Cut Birth Defects

Timing allows changes or adjustments in risky medications, experts say

4/6/2012
Forgoing Medication, for Baby's Sake

Wisconsin woman with psoriatic arthritis hopes adjustments will mean a healthier child

4/5/2012
Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies

Babies were, on average, 1/3 pound lighter, and pregnancies were about three to four days shorter, study finds

3/22/2012
Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems

Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

3/22/2012
Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks