Pregnancy Risks News

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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

1/11/2005
New Asthma Guidelines Issued for Pregnancies

Expert panel's recommendations emphasize asthma control

1/5/2005
For Smallest Preemies, Long-Term Outlook Can Be Bleak

Problems persist at school age for 41 percent, study finds

1/5/2005
Doctors Criticized For Way They Deliver Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Some mothers call physicians insensitive when breaking the news, survey finds

1/4/2005
Study Links Protein to Preeclampsia

Finding could lead to test for potentially risky pregnancy complication

1/3/2005
Simulator Could Make for Smoother Births

Device showed easiest way to deliver baby whose shoulders are stuck

12/14/2004
Vaginal Birth After C-Section Poses Risks

But study finds overall rate of complications is small

12/10/2004
Possible Link Between Folic Acid and Breast Cancer Found

But even researchers say connection is probably a fluke

12/3/2004
Ultrasound in Pregnancy Doesn't Harm Fetus

No effects found in decade-long Australian study

12/1/2004
Single Egg Implants Reduce Chances of Multiple Births

Modified in vitro fertilization strategy maintains same rate of live births, study finds

11/18/2004
Sharp Rise Seen in Needless C-Sections

Study finds increase with no indicated medical reasons in 1990s

11/17/2004
Premature Birth Linked to Insulin Resistance

Study suggests metabolic processes may be programmed during pregnancy

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

11/16/2004
FDA: Science, Not Politics, Behind RU-486 Warning

Agency denies pressure to put tough label on abortion pill