Pregnancy Risks News

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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

10/25/2010
Weight May Affect a Woman's Fertility

Obesity, underweight linked to poorer outcomes in studies

10/18/2010
Hurricanes Linked to Raised 'Fetal Distress' Risk

Rates spiked after Andrew battered South Florida, researchers say

10/8/2010
Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk

But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

10/6/2010
Drink or Two a Week While Pregnant Might Not Harm Baby: Study

But U.S. experts strongly disagree with British finding

10/4/2010
Video May Help Predict Which Embryos Will Survive IVF

Researchers say method could improve odds of getting pregnant with in vitro fertilization

9/16/2010
Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression

Differences make it hard for them to connect with their own emotions and their babies, study shows

9/15/2010
Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third

But 1,000 such deaths still occur each day, report says

8/31/2010
Babies Born Late May Face Small Cerebral Palsy Risk

But researcher cautioned real risk is still very low for both late-term and pre-term newborns

8/12/2010
Stress Might Interfere With Conception

In study, higher levels of anxiety-related compound was tied to lower pregnancy rate

8/6/2010
Women Can Safely Get Pregnant Right After Miscarriage, Study Shows

Expert says this suggests it's safe to 'try again' immediately afterwards

7/30/2010
Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child

Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

7/23/2010
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later

Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

7/22/2010
Signs of Thyroid Trouble Tied to Raised Pregnancy Complication

Placental separation 3 times more likely if antibodies linked to gland disease are high, study shows

7/21/2010
Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age

Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

7/2/2010
Experts Believe Many Birth Defects Are Preventable

A mother's healthy lifestyle, even before conception, can make a difference, they say

6/30/2010
Preterm Births Rarely Discussed With Doctors

Survey found 40 percent of women who had had one weren't told of increased risk of another

6/28/2010
Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say

Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

6/22/2010
Thyroid Function Test at High End of Normal Tied to Miscarriage Risk

Pregnant women should be screened according to stricter standards, experts suggest

6/22/2010
Labor Induction May Boost C-Section Risk

One in five cesareans due to 'failed inductions,' researchers find

6/21/2010
Flame Retardant May Up Risk of Thyroid Problems in Pregnancy

Findings worrisome because thyroid hormones play critical role in fetal development, researchers say

6/10/2010
Quitting Smoking Before Pregnancy Could Save Babies' Lives

CDC study finds many deaths from prematurity, SIDS could be prevented

6/10/2010
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run

Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

6/9/2010
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Serious Birth Defects

Taking valproic acid ups risk of brain, heart, limb defects in babies, review shows

6/8/2010
Childhood Adversity May Affect Pregnancy Later in Life

Study links family issues and neglect to premature births and small babies

6/4/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease

The viral infection is common in children

5/26/2010
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

5/25/2010
Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks

Researchers suggest 'communal grieving' might have been felt across the country

5/24/2010
Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby

Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

5/24/2010
H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard

Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says