Pregnancy Risks News

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Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids

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

Another Reason Not to Smoke While Pregnant: Birth Defects

Research finds a much greater risk of finger and toe deformities

Medical Abortion Won't Affect Future Pregnancies

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

Maternal Obesity Heightens Risk of Birth Defects

Problems range from heart defects to missing limbs, study finds

Progesterone Prevents Preterm Birth for Some Women

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

Folic Acid Fortification a Success in Canada

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

Screening IVF Embryos Ineffective for Older Moms

European study finds procedure results in lower live birth rates

Moms, Dads With MS Equal Transmitters of Disease

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

Lower Premiums Can Cost More in Long Run With Maternity Care

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

Preemies Do Best at Experienced Medical Centers

Study suggests hospitals should pool resources to create top neonatal centers

Premature Babies Face Future Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure Problems

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

Race Plays Role in Women's Folic Acid Intake

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

Simple Workout Urged for Pregnant Women on Bed Rest

Too much inactivity can atrophy muscles, physical therapists warn

Doctors Should Test for Down Syndrome

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

U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Twice as High for Blacks

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

Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

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

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

Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use

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

Mother's Beef Consumption May Affect Son's Fertility

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

Undocumented Immigrants' Childbirth Is Top Emergency Medicaid Expense

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

Ageless Fatherhood? Maybe Not

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

Fish During Pregnancy Helps Child's Development

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

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk

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

Experimental Prenatal Test Helps Spot Birth Defects

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

One-Quarter of Vaginal Births Cause Tiny Brain Hemorrhages

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

Folic Acid Supplements Cut Babies' Risk of Cleft Lip

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

Delaying AIDS Treatment After Birth May Help Infected Moms

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

Down Syndrome Screening Recommended for All Expectant Moms

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

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

Drug-Induced Labor Carries Risk of Rare But Dangerous Complication

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

Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Preemies

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

Gum Disease Can Trigger Host of Problems

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

Preemie Birth May Cause One-Third of U.S. Infant Deaths

New analysis suggests it's more deadly than previously believed

Weight Gain Between Pregnancies Poses Health Risks

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

Protein Linked to Lung Development Identified

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

Fetal Deaths Due to Preeclampsia Drop

Early delivery and better prenatal management behind trend, study says

FDA Panel Backs Drug to Prevent Pre-term Birth

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

FDA Considers Drug to Prevent Pre-term Birth

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

Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks

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

C-Section Rate at All-Time High in U.S.

Doctors concerned that convenience factor may be driving the trend

Epilepsy Drug Linked to Birth Defects

Use of valproate should be limited, researchers say

'DES Daughters' Face Higher Breast-Cancer Risk

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

Usual Exam Can Miss Potential Breech Births

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

Labor Should Be Induced in Morning: Study

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

Protecting Your Newborn From a Deadly Threat

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

Preemies Cost $26 Billion a Year

Government report suggests infertility treatments are part of the problem

Ultrasound Detects Rh-Disease Complication in Womb

It negates the need for repeated amniocentesis, study finds

First Stool May Offer Sign of Fetal Alcohol Exposure

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

Gum Disease Can Harm Much More Than Your Teeth

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

Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects

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