Pregnancy Risks News

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8/9/2011
Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study

Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

8/4/2011
Eating Disorders Can Harm Women's Fertility

Anorexic and bulimic patients twice as likely as other women to seek help getting pregnant: study

8/1/2011
Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk

Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure

8/1/2011
Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Cut Babies' Colds

DHA supplements are safe, but benefits not 'dramatic,' researcher says

7/28/2011
Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

7/19/2011
Study Hints at How Stress of Domestic Violence Might Be Passed to Unborn Child

Doesn't show cause-and-effect, but suggests low-stress pregnancies are best

7/19/2011
C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report

Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

7/14/2011
Exposure to Common Chemicals May Affect Thyroid Function

Greater exposure to BPA, phthalates leads to lower levels of important thyroid hormones, researchers say

7/7/2011
Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report

But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

6/22/2011
Smoking During Pregnancy May Predispose Kids to Heart Trouble

Children of mothers who smoked had lower levels of 'good' cholesterol, study says

6/15/2011
Could Sleeping on Left Side Help Prevent Stillbirth?

Study finds higher rates of this tragic outcome when women slept on back or right side

6/6/2011
Epilepsy Drugs' Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent

The higher the dosage, the greater the risk from four common medications, study finds

6/2/2011
Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

5/27/2011
Gestational Diabetes Predictable Before Pregnancy, Experts Say

Risk 4.6 times higher in overweight women with high blood sugar, even years before conception

5/20/2011
Study Suggests Supplement May Protect Against Preeclampsia

Others warn of possible side effects and urge more research before pregnant women try it

5/18/2011
When Pregnant Mom Smokes, Baby's DNA May Change

Finding helps explain why some kids more apt to develop asthma, other diseases, study says

5/17/2011
Newer Epilepsy Meds Less Likely to Cause Birth Defects: Study

Low overall risk of major birth defects with first-trimester exposure, researchers find

5/2/2011
Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections

Blood tests show lean pregnant women had more infection-fighting immune cells

4/29/2011
Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study

The research was in mice, but may have implications for humans

4/29/2011
Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate

To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

4/26/2011
One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study

Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

4/21/2011
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however

4/20/2011
Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births

It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof

4/6/2011
Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women

The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

4/6/2011
Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study

High blood pressure, diabetes may be contributing factors, researchers say

3/31/2011
Moms With Tough Childhoods More Likely to Have Smaller Babies: Study

Abuse, poverty during a mother's youth is associated with heightened health risks for the next generation

3/25/2011
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens

Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

3/22/2011
Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Common Complication of Pregnancy

DNA variants suggest new targets against preeclampsia, a dangerous rise in blood pressure

3/2/2011
CDC Links Prescription Painkillers in Pregnancy to Birth Defects

Modest rise in risk noted, but danger to any one woman remains small, researchers say

2/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms

Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

2/24/2011
PCBs Might Be Linked to Failed IVF Attempts

Study finds now-banned chemicals associated with greater risk of failed implantation, miscarriage

2/17/2011
Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays

But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

2/17/2011
Research Sheds Light on Gene Linked to Preeclampsia

Discovery may lead to improved screening, care for this pregnancy complication, researchers say

2/11/2011
Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants

Possible increase in cancer risk in kids exposed before birth and up to 3 months of age, study finds

2/10/2011
Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

But experts stress crucial nutrient still protects against birth defects

2/6/2011
FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births

The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

2/4/2011
High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report

Induction without good medical reason puts babies at risk, watchdog group warns

2/2/2011
United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09

Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

2/1/2011
HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women

Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

1/31/2011
Sex During Pregnancy Deemed Safe

Review finding should guide doctors in counseling pregnant patients, researchers say

1/26/2011
Abortion Typically Doesn't Harm Mental Health: Study

Research included all women having abortions in Denmark from 1995 through 2007

1/11/2011
Working With Plasticizers, Pesticides May Reduce Fertility

Job exposure may have delayed pregnancy, led to lower-weight babies, researchers say

1/10/2011
Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study

Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found

12/14/2010
Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby

Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

12/8/2010
Chinese Study Suggests New Way to Test for Genetic Diseases

Method involves sampling fetal DNA present in mother's blood

12/7/2010
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?

Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

12/3/2010
Common Epilepsy Drug Taken During Pregnancy Might Raise Spina Bifida Risk

But absolute risk is small with Tegretol, researchers note

12/2/2010
Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk

Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

11/17/2010
Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds

March of Dimes hands out a 'D' in its annual state-by-state report card

10/26/2010
Stillbirth Can Be Devastating, Unpredictable

Doctor whose wife suffered one says more needs to be done to prevent it