Pregnancy Risks News

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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

5/13/2010
Many Pregnant Woman Not Getting Enough Vitamin D

Simple blood test could spot those who need more supplementation, study suggests

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