Pregnancy Risks News

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8/29/2008
Mom's Smoking During Pregnancy Ups Preemie's SIDS Risk

Fetal exposure to cigarette smoke appears to lower breathing recovery, study finds

8/28/2008
Protecting Newborns From a Dangerous Threat

Simple tests and antibiotics can thwart Group B strep, doctors say

8/27/2008
Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Threat of Cerebral Palsy

Compound given to women at risk of preterm birth cuts risk in half, study finds

8/26/2008
Preterm Births Linked to Infection of Amniotic Fluid

Women with highest degree of contagion most likely to deliver earlier, sicker infants, study finds

8/20/2008
Preeclampsia Raises Risk of Serious Kidney Disease

Rate can be 5 times higher than for women without pregnancy complication, study finds

8/20/2008
Women's Alcohol Use Tied to Delayed Childbearing

Abuse postponed reproductive onset in teen, adult females, but not in men, study finds

7/31/2008
Assisted Fertilization Risks May Be Due to Infertility

Single babies conceived this way have poorer outcomes, but procedure not at fault, study says

7/30/2008
Possible Cause of Postpartum Depression Pinpointed

Mouse study implicates GABA receptors in the central nervous system

7/30/2008
Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Boosts Risk for Birth Defects

Women 3 to 4 times more likely to deliver baby with at least one problem, U.S. study finds

7/27/2008
Mouse Study May Offer Better Diagnosis for Preeclampsia

Researchers find autoantibodies that block potentially fatal pregnancy complication

7/22/2008
Women and Men Urged to Seek 'Preconception Care'

Doctors beginning task of implementing government-recommended guidelines

7/21/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Boost Birth Defect Risk

Women who take topiramate should discuss preconception planning with their doctor

7/21/2008
Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy

Reseachers to gather 10,000 samples in study of this pregnancy complication

7/17/2008
Dietary Fiber Cuts Risk of Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia raises blood pressure, but the nutrient lowers the odds, study finds

7/10/2008
Uterus Size May Predict Risk for Premature Twins After IVF

Evaluation may help select women who are at lower risk for complications, study suggests

7/9/2008
New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage

Research shows future production of new lines may be done without destroying embryo

7/7/2008
Father's Age a Factor in Infertility

Being over 35 meant lower pregnancy rates, higher chances of miscarriage for couple, study finds

7/4/2008
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health

Low concentrations may lead to enamel defects, early tooth decay, study finds

7/1/2008
New Method Better Predictor of In Vitro Fertilization Success

Four factors were 70% accurate in determining if end result was pregnancy

6/24/2008
Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Preemie Brain Injury

Memantine could protect newborns with compromised blood, oxygen supply, study suggests

6/24/2008
U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women

From birth complications to heart disease, top-rated centers a better choice, health study concludes

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