Pregnancy Risks News

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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

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