Pregnancy Risks News

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6/24/2008
Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy

Insulin resistance increases and arteries malfunction years later, researchers say

6/6/2008
Method for Treating Cervical Lesions May Pose Pregnancy Risks

Some experts say the procedure should be reserved for high-grade abnormalities

6/6/2008
Stretching Exercises May Protect Against Preeclampsia

Findings apply to women inactive before pregnancy or previous history of condition

6/3/2008
Researcher Finds Link Between Pregnancy and Tooth Loss

Women with multiple children need to be especially vigilant about oral health, findings suggest

6/2/2008
Being Born Small, Early Raises Autism Risk

CDC study found link was most pronounced for low-birth-weight girls

6/2/2008
Chemo May Limit Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors

They're more likely to have diminished ovarian reserve producing viable eggs, study suggests

5/29/2008
Clinical Guideline Backs Food, Drink During Labor

Nurses, midwives urge more reviews, but say practice provides comfort and nutrition

5/28/2008
FDA Proposes New Drug Labels for Pregnant Women

The changes would also advise nursing women of any potential risks

5/28/2008
Health Tip: Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

Adjust your diet long before conception

5/18/2008
Mom's Stress in Pregnancy May Up Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk

Higher levels of allergy marker found in cord blood of stressed mothers' babies

5/13/2008
DNA Fingerprinting Could ID Viable Embryos

Finding may lead to improved pregnancy rates for in vitro patients, fewer multiple pregnancies

5/7/2008
High Blood Sugar Tied to Pregnancy Complications

Even non-diabetic levels may cause problems, study finds

5/6/2008
Doctors Discover Marker for Meconium Passage During Delivery

If newborn breathes in first bowel movement, serious complications can follow, experts note

5/5/2008
Malpractice Premiums, Rate of C-Sections Rise Together

Which one drives the other a matter of debate, experts say

5/2/2008
Pregnancy and Work Can Work

Tips for pregnant women who are working

4/30/2008
Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies

Studies urge oxytocin use after delivery, re-evaluation of accepted birthing practices

4/28/2008
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Rates Have Doubled

More women are overweight as they conceive, raising complication risks, study finds

4/24/2008
Stored Ovarian Tissue Needs Testing Before Re-Implantation

Inadequate safeguards could mean a return of cancer, study warns

4/19/2008
Extra Pounds During and Between Pregnancies Can Pose Problems

Don't eat for 2, because complications increase with excess weight

4/16/2008
Gestational Age Not Sole Predictor of Preemie Survival

Four other factors, including gender and weight, play role in infant's chances, study finds

4/14/2008
Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Drop From 1990 to 2004: CDC

But more recent federal statistics saw uptick in teen pregnancies in 2006

4/7/2008
Fetal Exposure to Substance Abuse Changes Brain Structure

Mom's use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs may affect kids into early adolescence, study shows

4/3/2008
When It Comes to Pregnancy, Timing Is Everything

Too little -- or too much -- time between births can be risky, research suggests

4/3/2008
Women Veterinarians Face Higher Miscarriage Risk

Study points to anesthetic gases, radiation and pesticides as probable causes

4/2/2008
Obesity During Pregnancy Carries Bigger Price Tag

Study finds the extra health-care costs strain the system

4/2/2008
Seat Belt Use by Pregnant Women Could Save 200 Fetuses a Year

Those in car crashes where baby is injured or dies are unbelted 62% of the time

4/2/2008
Very Premature Babies Show Raised Risk for Autism

Second study finds having autistic child shrinks family income by 14%

3/28/2008
Premature Delivery Linked to High Cholesterol in Moms Later

Finding may explain reasons for higher risk of heart disease in these mothers

3/28/2008
Breech Birth May Be Determined by Genes

'Bottom first' delivery more likely if either parent was born that way, study says

3/26/2008
Cervix Length at Mid-Pregnancy May Predict C-Section Risk

Finding won't change practice, but could help illuminate labor process, experts say

3/25/2008
Premature Birth Has Long-Lasting Effects

Survival, reproduction rates are decreased in those born early, study finds

3/13/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Quit Smoking Boost Chances for 'Easygoing' Child

Their children had lowest chances for unpredictable behavior, dealt better with stress

2/25/2008
Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications

Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

2/7/2008
Birth Problems Linked to Teenage Fathers

Risky behaviors may damage sperm, experts say

2/4/2008
Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Study links a brain area to later learning deficits

2/4/2008
Very Premature Babies Don't Get Follow-Up Care

The problem is particularly widespread among Medicaid families, study finds

2/1/2008
Pregnant Women With Asthma Should Stay on Low Dose of Meds

Group sets guidelines on monitoring for fetal growth restriction, preterm birth

1/31/2008
Epsom Salt Cut Cerebral Palsy Rate in Half Among Preemies

Researchers note most hospitals already stocked with simple, inexpensive solution

1/31/2008
Folic Acid May Help Prevent Premature Birth

Women took the B vitamin for one year before conception, study reports

1/23/2008
1/21/2008
Once Again, Caffeine Linked to Miscarriage

Drinking more than 200 milligrams daily doubles risk, study finds

1/17/2008
U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

New report does find medical abortions on the increase

12/12/2007
Elective Caesareans Raise Risk of Breathing Problems in Newborns

Chance of trouble was 2 to 4 times greater than with vaginal delivery, emergency C-sections

11/30/2007
Extra Doses of Vitamins C, E Don't Guard Against Preeclampsia

Study adds to evidence that supplementation during pregnancy makes little difference

11/23/2007
Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes

Contaminated water could boost child's cancer risk, study finds

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

10/5/2007
Fish Safe for Pregnant Women to Eat

Too many aren't consuming recommended levels, experts say

9/28/2007
15% of Women Struggle With Pregnancy-Related Depression

Doctors need to be more proactive in diagnosing the condition, study says

9/21/2007
Mother's Blood Could Offer Insights Into Fetal Health

Non-invasive test for fetal RNA offers possible advance over invasive tests

9/19/2007
Steroids Seem Safe for Babies at Risk of Early Birth

But one study raises the possibility of risk of cerebral palsy