Pregnancy Risks News

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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

1/16/2009
Sepsis Therapy in Preemies Fails to Boost Survival

Study suggests future treatments should focus on wider view of antibacterial defenses

1/16/2009
Caring Counseling May Ease Postpartum Depression

But more severe bouts may require intensive care, one expert says

1/14/2009
IVF Treatments Often Work for Women Under 35

But success rate is much lower for those over 40 who want a baby, study says

1/7/2009
Early Elective C-Sections Produce Complications

Babies delivered at 37 weeks have double the troubles of those born at 39 weeks

12/24/2008
Rate of Unnecessary C-Sections Far Lower Than Thought

Estimates put figure at nearly 60 percent; real number may be as low as 4 percent, study finds

12/22/2008
Vitamin D Deficit in Pregnancy Tied to Caesarean Risk

Women with deficiency at time of delivery had almost 4 times the odds, study says

12/19/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter

Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

12/19/2008
Multiple Doses of Steroids Don't Help Preemies

More than one course can lead to smaller babies, study says

12/18/2008
Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies

C-sections done too soon can lead to respiratory trouble, other problems, doctors say

12/16/2008
Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners

12/11/2008
Late Preterm Birth Poses Developmental Risks

Caesarean or induction should not be done before 39 weeks unless necessary, study says

12/2/2008
Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes

11/27/2008
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span

November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

11/26/2008
Hairspray Exposure Ups Risk for Birth Defect in Sons

Stylists, beauticians may be affected by phthalates in these products, experts say

11/26/2008
Drug to Prevent Preterm Labor Shows Little Benefit

No difference found between intensive nifedipine therapy and placebo, researchers say

11/21/2008
Aquarobics May Help Ease Labor

Women who exercised during pregnancy needed less pain meds, study found

11/18/2008
Bariatric Surgery Before Pregnancy Benefits Moms, Babies

Weight-loss procedure may change fertility, nutritional needs, study suggests

11/18/2008
Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring

Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation

11/17/2008
Assisted Reproductive Technology Linked to Birth Defects

But the chances of such problems are low, CDC study finds

11/14/2008
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk

Poverty, social deprivation among factors boosting odds of preeclampsia, hypertension

11/14/2008
High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

11/13/2008
Chemical in Plastics May Cause Fertility Problems

Exposure to BPA might lessen chances of successful pregnancy, research suggests

11/13/2008
Health Tip: Caffeine and Pregnancy

Avoid the stimulant while you're expecting

11/12/2008
U.S. Gets a 'D' for Preterm Birth Rates

March of Dimes says 18 states plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia get failing grades

11/3/2008
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk

Women need not be frightened but should limit consumption of stimulant, experts say

10/31/2008
Preeclampsia Might Protect Against Testicular Cancer

Study suggests link between high blood pressure in pregnancy and risk of the malignancy

10/31/2008
Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child

It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds

10/29/2008
Two Preemie Treatments May Not Help

Insulin, light therapy show disappointing results for the smallest babies, studies show

10/23/2008
Depression During Pregnancy May Cause Premature Birth

And preterm birth is leading cause of infant mortality, study notes

10/22/2008
Statins May Prevent Some Miscarriages

Mouse study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs could help women with antiphospholipid syndrome

10/20/2008
Low Birth Weight Tied to Rise in Infant Hemangiomas

Each 1.1-lb. decrease boosted risk for benign birthmark ninefold, study says

10/17/2008
Research May Help Predict Preeclampsia

The pregnancy-related blood pressure condition can pose serious threat to woman and unborn child

10/7/2008
Scientists Explore New Test for Down Syndrome

If effective, it would be less invasive than current prenatal exams

10/3/2008
Gestational Diabetes Risk Higher for Asian-White Couples

Pelvic size may also play role in further chance of Caesarean delivery, study finds

10/2/2008
New Class of Drugs Might Cause Congenital Heart Defects

Lithium is only such drug on market, but more powerful versions are in development, researcher warns