Pregnancy Risks News

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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

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