Pregnancy Risks News

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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

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