Pregnancy Risks News

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8/28/2007
Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids

Increased chances of being overweight, obese by age 7 were virtually erased, study finds

8/17/2007
Another Reason Not to Smoke While Pregnant: Birth Defects

Research finds a much greater risk of finger and toe deformities

8/15/2007
Medical Abortion Won't Affect Future Pregnancies

Risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy didn't increase when compared to surgical abortion, study finds

8/7/2007
Maternal Obesity Heightens Risk of Birth Defects

Problems range from heart defects to missing limbs, study finds

8/1/2007
Progesterone Prevents Preterm Birth for Some Women

Studies found hormone helped those with short cervix, but not those carrying twins, triplets

7/11/2007
Folic Acid Fortification a Success in Canada

Decrease in neural tube birth defects even more than seen in the U.S., study finds

7/4/2007
Screening IVF Embryos Ineffective for Older Moms

European study finds procedure results in lower live birth rates

6/28/2007
Moms, Dads With MS Equal Transmitters of Disease

Finding contradicts earlier report that men twice as likely to pass on genetic risk

6/12/2007
Lower Premiums Can Cost More in Long Run With Maternity Care

Consumer-driven plans not always the best deal, report finds

5/23/2007
Preemies Do Best at Experienced Medical Centers

Study suggests hospitals should pool resources to create top neonatal centers

5/16/2007
Premature Babies Face Future Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure Problems

But the threats can be managed through proper diet and exercise, study says

5/14/2007
Race Plays Role in Women's Folic Acid Intake

Those of childbearing age risk neural tube defects in babies without it, study says

5/12/2007
Simple Workout Urged for Pregnant Women on Bed Rest

Too much inactivity can atrophy muscles, physical therapists warn

5/8/2007
Doctors Should Test for Down Syndrome

But association of obstetricians and gynecologists says final choice should rest with the mother

5/2/2007
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Twice as High for Blacks

But overall rate down by 10% since 1995, study finds

5/1/2007
Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study advises women to control risk factors such as diabetes and obesity

4/19/2007
Supreme Court Abortion Ban Ruling Draws Mixed Reaction

Upheld law still allows some late-term abortions; medical experts see minimal impact except for women who need them

3/30/2007
Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use

Managing stress associated with birth control key to promoting safe sex, study finds

3/27/2007
Mother's Beef Consumption May Affect Son's Fertility

The more meat eaten, the lower the sperm count, study suggests

3/13/2007
Undocumented Immigrants' Childbirth Is Top Emergency Medicaid Expense

Study of N.C. data shows first look at health care needs of burgeoning population.

2/18/2007
Ageless Fatherhood? Maybe Not

A man's biological clock ticks, too, researchers are discovering

2/15/2007
Fish During Pregnancy Helps Child's Development

Study contradicts U.S. government advice on limiting fish intake

2/5/2007
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk

It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

2/2/2007
Experimental Prenatal Test Helps Spot Birth Defects

It's noninvasive, but don't expect to see it on the market soon

1/30/2007
One-Quarter of Vaginal Births Cause Tiny Brain Hemorrhages

But experts say this slight bleeding doesn't cause symptoms and is probably 'normal'

1/26/2007
Folic Acid Supplements Cut Babies' Risk of Cleft Lip

Study finds daily dose of 400 micrograms or more drops rate by 40%

1/10/2007
Delaying AIDS Treatment After Birth May Help Infected Moms

Six-month wait for nevirapine use could lessen resistance to antiretroviral therapy

1/2/2007
Down Syndrome Screening Recommended for All Expectant Moms

New guidelines say pregnant women of all ages should get less invasive screen

11/17/2006
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Disease Risk Later in Life

Threat of stroke, heart attack and midlife high blood pressure all increase, study finds

10/20/2006
Drug-Induced Labor Carries Risk of Rare But Dangerous Complication

Amniotic-fluid embolism can prove fatal to mother, study says

10/19/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Preemies

But these women shouldn't abandon hopes of having children, researcher adds

10/14/2006
Gum Disease Can Trigger Host of Problems

Left untreated, it can contribute to ills ranging from diabetes to heart trouble

10/2/2006
Preemie Birth May Cause One-Third of U.S. Infant Deaths

New analysis suggests it's more deadly than previously believed

9/29/2006
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies Poses Health Risks

Even women not considered overweight are vulnerable to problems, study finds

9/22/2006
Protein Linked to Lung Development Identified

Finding might lead to new treatments for premature infants in respiratory distress

9/19/2006
Fetal Deaths Due to Preeclampsia Drop

Early delivery and better prenatal management behind trend, study says

8/30/2006
FDA Panel Backs Drug to Prevent Pre-term Birth

Gestiva most effective before 35th week of pregnancy, researchers say

8/29/2006
FDA Considers Drug to Prevent Pre-term Birth

Gestiva most effective before 35th week of pregnancy, researchers say

8/24/2006
Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks

Findings could lead to new screening for preterm birth, prostate cancer, studies say

8/17/2006
C-Section Rate at All-Time High in U.S.

Doctors concerned that convenience factor may be driving the trend

8/8/2006
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Birth Defects

Use of valproate should be limited, researchers say

8/8/2006
'DES Daughters' Face Higher Breast-Cancer Risk

In utero exposure to the synthetic estrogen is to blame, study says

8/3/2006
Usual Exam Can Miss Potential Breech Births

Ultrasound should be done in late pregnancy to determine infant's position, study says

7/31/2006
Labor Should Be Induced in Morning: Study

Doing so leads to less-complicated births, Australian research finds

7/21/2006
Protecting Your Newborn From a Deadly Threat

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

7/13/2006
Preemies Cost $26 Billion a Year

Government report suggests infertility treatments are part of the problem

7/13/2006
Ultrasound Detects Rh-Disease Complication in Womb

It negates the need for repeated amniocentesis, study finds

6/27/2006
First Stool May Offer Sign of Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Could reduce reliance on mother's honesty about alcohol use during pregnancy

6/15/2006
Gum Disease Can Harm Much More Than Your Teeth

Periodontal problems could aggravate other ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease

6/7/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects

Risk tripled for women on ACE inhibitors during first trimester, study finds