Pregnancy Risks News

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5/11/2010
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows

While experts think the news is good, they stop short of calling it a trend

5/7/2010
The Pill Turns 50

Oral contraceptives altered the social and sexual landscape in ways expected and unexpected

5/4/2010
Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids

Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

5/3/2010
Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting

Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

5/3/2010
DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies

Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

5/1/2010
Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies

Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

4/30/2010
Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study

Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

4/29/2010
Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

4/22/2010
Youngest Preemies' Survival Rate Unchanged

Babies born at 22, 23 weeks living only days longer despite treatment advances, study finds

4/14/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks

Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

4/9/2010
Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

The heavier a woman is, the greater the danger, researchers say

3/26/2010
Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors

Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

3/23/2010
Cesarean Rates Reach Record High

At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

3/17/2010
Sexual Desire, Satisfaction Don't Diminish During Pregnancy

Study found first, second trimesters don't mean lowered interest for most women

3/8/2010
1 in 5 At-Risk U.S. Babies Doesn't Get Hepatitis B Vaccine

Researchers urge hospitals to vaccinate all children

3/5/2010
Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births

Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

2/26/2010
Twice as Many Women May Soon Be Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

Stricter guidelines take birth complications into account, researcher says

2/24/2010
Black Women at Higher Risk of Birth-Related Heart Problem

But specific genetic risks for peripartum cardiomyopathy still need to be identified

2/9/2010
Mom's Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Baby's Size

Smoking, low folic acid, high blood pressure restrict fetal growth, study finds

2/7/2010
Fibroids May Raise Risk of Stillbirth

Monitoring fetal growth in women with these tumors advisable, study says

2/5/2010
Agricultural Chemical Spray Linked to Birth Defect Risk

Infant abdominal hernia rates higher near farms using atrazine, research shows

2/4/2010
Genes May Influence Preterm Births

Findings could lead to preventive treatment, researchers say

1/26/2010
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems

High levels of PBDEs can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 50%, researchers say

1/25/2010
Newborns of Smokers Have Abnormal Blood Pressure

Researchers say aberrations persisted, could raise risk for heart disease later

1/22/2010
Stress, Anxiety Can Up Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Timely diagnosis will reduce harm to mother and baby, researchers say

1/22/2010
Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

1/5/2010
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

12/29/2009
Precautions Allow for Smooth Travel While Pregnant

Taking steps before the journey can help keep mom and baby safe, expert says

12/28/2009
Low Thyroid Levels May Up Need for Assisted Delivery

Mom's T4 hormone level could affect baby's position, study finds

12/23/2009
Mom's Job Could Boost Baby's Odds for Birth Defect

Female janitors, scientists among those at highest risk, study shows

12/22/2009
Airbags Appear Safe for Pregnant Women

Risks without devices far outweigh possible complications, experts say

12/22/2009
Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies

Study finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms took low doses

12/16/2009
For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters

Study finds 6- to 11-month interval lessens complication risks

12/14/2009
Birth Defects the Top Worry of Moms-to-Be

Stressful life, early delivery also rank as concerns in pregnancy, survey finds

12/8/2009
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby

Repetitive melodies encourage less energy use, more growth, study finds

12/2/2009
Baby Boys May Be at Risk From Mom's Bug Spray Use

Insect repellents suspected in birth defect that affects male urethra, researchers say

12/2/2009
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes

Study found drinking five or more per week prior to pregnancy increased risk by 22%

12/2/2009
More Preemies Born Among the Poor

Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

11/24/2009
Childbirth May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Patients who had at least one child were less likely to become disabled, study finds

11/18/2009
MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy

Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

11/18/2009
Pregnancy Complication May Be Linked to Thyroid Problems

Women with preeclampsia are more likely to have reduced thyroid function, study finds

11/17/2009
U.S. Scores a 'D' on Preterm Birth Report Card

March of Dimes' annual state-by-state stats show need for improvement

11/3/2009
CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects

No added risk was found, however, for most commonly used infection-fighters

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

10/28/2009
One Embryo as Good as Two in Second IVF Attempt

Study found live birth rates similar, fewer multiple births with one embryo

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/21/2009
Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes

Early birth, breathing problems more likely when pair includes a boy, study finds

10/21/2009
For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave

Overweight women have tougher time shedding those excess pounds, study finds

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/5/2009
Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems

Moms-to-be taking SSRIs had double the risk of early delivery, study finds