Pregnancy Risks News

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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

10/5/2009
1 Million 'Preemie' Babies Die Each Year: Report

13 million babies are born preterm, almost 10 percent of total births worldwide

10/1/2009
28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC

Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

10/1/2009
Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds

Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

9/30/2009
Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes

Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

9/21/2009
Flying OK for Most Pregnant Women

Moms-to-be with no complications are cleared to go, experts say

9/21/2009
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal

Low-impact aerobics safe, beneficial throughout pregnancy, study suggests

9/17/2009
Teen Birth Rates Higher in States Where Religion Is Widespread

Researchers suggest strong disapproval of contraception might be a factor

9/11/2009
Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine

U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

9/10/2009
Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia

Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

8/31/2009
Home Birth With Midwife As Safe As Hospital Birth: Study

Canadian researchers find lower rate of complications

8/8/2009
If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

Ultrasound can detect infants turned in the womb, allowing time for decisions

8/4/2009
Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

Delivery at 37 weeks helps women with hypertensive disorders, study finds

7/29/2009
Resistance to Malaria Drug Reported in Cambodia

Millions at risk if artemisinin treatment becomes ineffective, study says

7/20/2009
Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ

Study found those kids performed worse on intelligence tests at age 5

7/19/2009
Depression Poses Pregnancy Risks

Condition, which affects mom and baby alike, may be more common than many think

7/10/2009
Stillbirth Not an Issue for Next-Born

No increased psychological risk for subsequent child: study

6/17/2009
Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

More expectant moms being checked, treated so babies aren't infected, study finds

6/16/2009
Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks

Expert thinks pre-pregnancy mood could partly explain disparity in birth rate

6/11/2009
Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

Gestational diabetes risk higher in moms-to-be who snore, study finds

5/24/2009
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise

Most women should keep active while pregnant, experts say

5/21/2009
Methamphetamine Use Triples Among Pregnant Rehab Patients

A quarter of those seeking treatment are addicted to the drug, study shows

5/13/2009
Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects

Adding B vitamin to grain products cut congenital heart defects in newborns, researchers say

5/12/2009
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year

Preemie risk 50 percent lower in those who take supplements that long, research shows

4/23/2009
Pregnant and Older May Mean More Complications

CDC finds some problems on the rise, with no clear explanations

4/22/2009
Genes May Alter Alcohol's Effect on Fetus

Study in mice could explain differing outcomes of drinking while pregnant

4/22/2009
Obesity May Hide Fetal Abnormalities on Ultrasounds

As a woman's weight rises, so does risk of inaccurate reading, study shows

4/21/2009
Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer

Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

4/21/2009
Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

Even infants without neurological symptoms have higher chance of problems, researchers say

4/15/2009
Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

When taken during pregnancy, valproate lowers IQ, study finds

4/11/2009
How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?

Experts debate pros, cons of consumption and mercury exposure

4/9/2009
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth

Study suggests that toxins alter cell activity and cut oxygen to baby