Pregnancy Risks News

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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

3/30/2009
Babies Born Only 2 to 3 Weeks Early May Face Development Delays

While risk to individual newborn is small, doctors should be aware, study says

3/27/2009
Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

Study shows those who do drop risk of premature birth, smaller babies

3/17/2009
CT Scans of Pregnant Women Increasing

But danger to fetus from radiation is slight, experts say

3/17/2009
Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs

Businesses urged to help lower health costs and prevent preterm births

3/11/2009
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

3/6/2009
Safety of Labor-Delaying Drugs Questioned

The dilemma, researchers say, is whether or not to treat at all

3/2/2009
B12 Deficit May Boost Risk of Birth Defects

Women who are vegans and vegetarians most affected, study says

3/1/2009
Undoing the 'Big Baby' Trend

As infant weights rise, parents are urged to take steps early to prevent obesity

2/26/2009
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk

Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

2/24/2009
Diabetes Linked to Depression During and After Pregnancy

Study was based on more than 11,000 low-income mothers

2/17/2009
Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma

Environment can boost mutations in genes, study says

2/10/2009
Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

But researchers note risk is still small and pounds can be shed before conception

2/9/2009
Pregnancy May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival

But early diagnosis and treatment before birth are best, study says

2/6/2009
Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who have multiple treatments face little danger, Danish study says

2/5/2009
Zinc May Counter Effects of Alcohol in Early Pregnancy

But findings don't mean it's safe for expectant moms to drink, study says

2/5/2009
Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene

Supplements during pregnancy and early years could cut child's susceptibility, study says

2/2/2009
Blood Test May Predict Postpartum Depression

Measuring hormone could find three-fourths of women at risk, study claims

2/2/2009
Smoking-Low Birth Weight Link Explained in Part

Tobacco use narrows blood vessels to fetus, study finds

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia May Stem From Malformed Proteins

Yale researchers say discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks

Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

1/30/2009
Using C-Section Scars to Predict Future Deliveries

Measurements can indicate whether vaginal birth would be safe, study says

1/29/2009
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk

They may share common underlying trait, but connection is vague, study says

1/29/2009
Additional Steroid Dose May Help Preemies

Fewer babies have complications, without ill effects, study finds

1/21/2009
Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase

More Caesarean deliveries a possible cause, study suggests