Pregnancy Risks News

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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

5/4/2006
Excess Folic Acid Boosts Chances of Twins After Fertility Treatment

But the B vitamin doesn't affect likelihood of becoming pregnant, study finds

4/26/2006
Extra Vitamin C and E Don't Prevent Preeclampsia

High doses didn't lower rates of pregnancy complication in low-risk women

3/29/2006
High-Dose Vitamins Don't Head Off Preeclampsia

Therapy might increase risk of low birth-weight babies, study says

3/23/2006
Typical U.S. Pregnancy Now Just 39 Weeks

That's a week shorter than the traditional full-term pregnancy, report finds

3/10/2006
Calcium Cuts Pregnancy Complications

Supplements eased preeclampsia-linked trouble but not its incidence, study found

2/22/2006
The Fight Against Birth Defects Starts Early

Women should take measures to ensure a healthy pregnancy before conceiving

2/11/2006
Overweight Women Risk Problem Pregnancies

Some simple steps can reduce likelihood of high blood pressure, gestational diabetes

2/2/2006
Protein Linked to Pregnancy Complication

Elevated levels of HtrA1 may warn of pending preeclampsia

1/31/2006
Pregnancy and Major Depression a Dangerous Mix

Women who stopped using antidepressants suffered more relapses, research shows

1/30/2006
Birth Defects Affect More Than 8 Million Children Annually

More than 3 million under 5 die each year worldwide, report finds

1/24/2006
Hard Times Better for Female Fetuses, Study Suggests

Mothers-to-be may spontaneously abort more boys during hard times, researchers say

1/6/2006
Fetal Complications Raise Risk of Eating Disorders

Study found the more complications, the higher the later risk of anorexia and bulimia

1/4/2006
Race, Gender Affect Fate of Low Birth Weight Babies

Study found females and blacks stood better chance of surviving

12/27/2005
Healthy Aging: The 30s -- And Baby Makes Three

As women age, they must take extra care to ensure a healthy pregnancy

12/5/2005
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Overweight Kids

Researchers found smoking also raised obesity risk for children

12/4/2005
Women Are Missing the Folic Acid Message

Too few consume the B vitamin, which helps prevent birth defects

11/18/2005
Preterm Birth: The Nation's Leading Killer of Newborns

Health advocates seek federal legislation to coordinate research

10/14/2005
Pregnant Women Not Using Acne Drug Properly: Study

Patients, doctors aren't taking precautions to prevent birth defects, researchers say

9/29/2005
Fewer Women Taking Folic Acid Supplements

The B vitamin helps prevent birth defects, researchers say

9/28/2005
New Warning Issued on Paxil

FDA says company study found higher number of birth defects if used in first trimester

9/15/2005
Father's Genes Can Trigger Preeclampsia

Raised risk for pregnancy complication uncovered in Norwegian study

9/12/2005
More First-Time Moms Opting For C-Sections

Patient-choice cesareans up nearly 40 percent, report finds

9/1/2005
Treatment for Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Questioned

Study finds flushing of contaminated amniotic fluid makes little difference

8/24/2005
Medical Option Now Available After Miscarriage

Misoprostol effective at expelling fetal tissue, study finds

8/24/2005
Researcher Stands by Fetal Pain Findings

Review suggesting early-stage fetuses don't feel pain has triggered heated debate

8/12/2005
FDA Approves Accutane Registration Program

Distributors, doctors and patients must sign up to get the acne drug

8/5/2005
Low Folate Intake Linked to Low Birth Weight

Research suggests folic acid is essential for healthy growth

6/30/2005
Researchers Take 1st Step Toward Broad Strep B Vaccine

Four-protein combination used to combat the bacteria that threatens newborns

6/27/2005
Woman Gives Birth After Ovarian Tissue Transplant

Chemotherapy had left 28-year-old Israeli unable to conceive

6/24/2005
Epilepsy, Bipolar Drugs Carry Birth Defect Risks

Women should talk to their doctor about anticonvulsant use, experts say

6/17/2005
Childbirth at Home as Safe as Hospital Delivery: Study

Review finds no increased problems for low-risk women

6/12/2005
Treating Gestational Diabetes Helps Mother and Child

It improves quality of life without increasing risk of Caesarean section, study finds

4/28/2005
Pregnancy and Epilepsy Cause Tough Choices

Women must decide whether to continue medications

4/26/2005
Ultrasound Spots Bowel Complication in Newborns

Better than X-rays at catching life-threatening intestinal disease

4/11/2005
Asthma Might be Linked to Grandma's Smoking

Grandkids may face double the disease risk, study suggests

4/8/2005
Mercury Fillings in Moms Don't Lead to Small Babies

Risk of low birth weight infants debunked in new study

3/25/2005
Newer Epilepsy Drug Cuts Risk of Birth Defects

But long-standing drug increases the chances, study finds

3/18/2005
Once a Caesarean Always a Caesarean?

Doctors reexamine the question of vaginal birth after a c-section

3/13/2005
Common Virus Can Be Tragic for Moms-To-Be

Parvovirus B19 is harmless to all but the fetus, but few moms are warned

2/16/2005
When Your Biological Clock Says Time's Up

Predicting the onset of menopause is still an inexact science

2/10/2005
Amniotic Fluid Test May Predict Premature Birth Risk

First screening tool could be available within three years, researcher says

2/7/2005
Birth Weight Linked to Cancer Risk

Big babies have higher rate of breast cancer, certain others, in adulthood, study suggests

2/4/2005
New Scan Spots Drugs' Effects on Fetus

Combination of MRI and PET should also aid research

1/31/2005
Hormone Shots Could Prevent 10,000 Premature Births: Study

Researchers found progesterone therapy would block early labor in high-risk women

1/28/2005
Campaign Touts Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be

The B vitamin can prevent birth defects, experts say

1/20/2005
Many Birth Defects Can Be Prevented

Taking folic acid, avoiding alcohol can reduce risks, experts say

1/19/2005
Procedure Helps Couple Avoid Having Baby With Rh Disease

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis skirts danger of blood imcompatibility condition

1/18/2005
Vitamin Intake During Pregnancy May Affect Respiratory Health of Kids

But researchers say it's too early to say how changing maternal diet might help