Pregnancy Risks News

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3/21/2012
Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer

Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

3/15/2012
Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice

Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

3/6/2012
Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries

After Scotland put new laws in place, even nonsmoking pregnant women benefited, study found

3/5/2012
Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk

But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

2/29/2012
Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy

Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

2/28/2012
Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study

Babies exposed to ecstasy in utero had poorer motor skills, coordination at 4 months

2/23/2012
Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy

Second company develops noninvasive screen for condition

2/21/2012
Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies

Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

2/16/2012
Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida

CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness

2/15/2012
Weekend Delivery Doesn't Hurt Babies With Birth Defects: Study

Moms should give birth when their body is ready, researchers say

2/13/2012
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids

Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

2/10/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

2/9/2012
Risk of Preterm Birth Rises for Hispanic Women the Longer They're in U.S.

Rate among U.S.-born Hispanic women nearly triple that of women here less than a decade, study says

1/31/2012
When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

1/30/2012
More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth

Doctors seeing more women taking illicit drugs, prescription painkillers during pregnancy

1/26/2012
More U.S. Babies Born at Home: Report

Home birth is seen as viable option for some women, experts say

1/20/2012
Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

But there are many other reasons to avoid cigarettes while pregnant

1/17/2012
Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most Hazardous

But no alcohol use is safe during pregnancy, study finds

1/13/2012
Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic

Better diagnostic tools needed to avoid medical errors leading to fetal loss, researchers say

1/13/2012
Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies

Study found women who took SSRIs a bit more likely to have infants with high blood pressure in the lungs

1/12/2012
Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study

The ideal number is one or two for the assisted reproduction technique, researchers say

1/3/2012
Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

12/21/2011
Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise

Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

12/16/2011
Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids

Mothers' use of steroid inhalers could lead to some disorders in children, large study suggests

12/12/2011
World's Tiniest 'Preemies' Growing Up Healthy: Report

Two premature infants with extremely low birth weights are both leading normal lives

12/8/2011
Stress Early in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Baby Boys

Women in first trimester during major earthquake gave birth earlier and had more girls, study finds

12/5/2011
Study Sees Rice as Source of Arsenic Exposure

Finding is preliminary; poison expert downplays health risk

12/5/2011
Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study

Danish researchers found it almost tripled chances of autism spectrum disorder, although risk remains small

12/5/2011
Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While Pregnant

Your baby can suffer serious complications

12/5/2011
Epileptic Seizures May Worsen During Menstrual Cycle

'Catamenial' epilepsy also associated with more seizures during pregnancy, study shows

11/18/2011
C-Section Rate Drops for First Time in a Decade in U.S.

And teen birth rate falls to a record low, CDC says

11/17/2011
Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development

Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

11/9/2011
Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely

Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

11/7/2011
Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With Lupus: Study

About 80 percent of women delivered without complications

11/1/2011
Poor Sleep Might Be Linked to Preterm Labor

Doctors should ask pregnant women about their sleep quality, researchers say

11/1/2011
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Down Slightly

But a half-million babies a year still are born prematurely, says March of Dimes

10/24/2011
BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls

Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

10/19/2011
Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects

Study found medications did not raise risk any further

10/14/2011
Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study

Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

10/12/2011
Preemies With Faster Brain Growth May End Up Smarter

British study found growth rate of the cortex predicted scores on intelligence tests

10/11/2011
Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

9/30/2011
Down Syndrome Brings Joy, Not Regrets, for Many Families

Survey finds people living with those who have the disorder have been enriched by the experience

9/28/2011
Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age

Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

9/21/2011
Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth

Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/14/2011
Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine

Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

9/6/2011
NSAIDs May Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study

Taking the painkillers in early stages of pregnancy more than doubled chances, researchers say

9/2/2011
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy

When a fetus begins developing outside the womb

8/26/2011
C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots

Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

8/11/2011
Poorly Controlled Asthma Can Boost Chances of Pregnancy Complications

Those included high blood pressure during pregnancy and premature delivery