Pregnancy Risks News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/15/2004
Drinking During Pregnancy Can Lower Baby's IQ

Infants don't have to have fetal alcohol syndrome to suffer effects, study finds

10/26/2004
Baby Mice on Antidepressants Grow Up Depressed

Study finds they also develop anxiety when given generic Prozac

10/25/2004
Infection Key in Brain Injury to Preemies

Study finds it plays larger role than lack of oxygen

10/14/2004
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Developmental Delays in Offspring

Study finds kids showed low IQs when mothers took sodium valproate

10/13/2004
Increase Seen in Number of Low Birth Weight Babies

Trend found in large U.S. cities, suburbs for most part

10/12/2004
Genetic Clue to Preeclampsia Found

Finding could help doctors spot trouble in pregnancy early

10/6/2004
Workplace Solvents Can Harm a Fetus

Subtle cognitive problems found in children of women exposed to the chemicals

10/4/2004
New Moms Who Smoke Have Colicky Babies

Tobacco toxins may affect a key digestive protein, study finds

9/30/2004
Marijuana May Raise Risk of Tubal Pregnancy

Mouse study found key chemical affected ability of embryo to travel to uterus

9/27/2004
Pregnancy Ups Risk of Restless Leg Syndrome

Study found one in four women experience it during third trimester

9/27/2004
More Evidence That Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects

Canadian study found 78 percent reduction in incidence of neural tube abnormalities

9/23/2004
Suicide Risk May Trace Back to Womb

Low birth weight, teen mothers increase odds, study says

9/23/2004
High-Tech Pacifier Could Help Preemies

Study to explore whether it helps get them home sooner

9/16/2004
Folic Acid Use Rises Among Women of Childbearing Age

40 percent now take the vitamin that can prevent birth defects, survey finds

8/13/2004
Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Spells Trouble for Boys

Exposure increases risk of behavioral problems in school

8/12/2004
Respiratory Procedure in Newborns Questioned

Study: Suctioning makes no difference with meconium aspiration syndrome

8/12/2004
Extra Care Helps Kids With Fetal Alchohol Syndrome

Early diagnosis, nurturing environment help overcome social problems

8/12/2004
Low Self-Esteem Linked to Unsafe Sex

Study finds self-confidence may help black teenage girls refuse unprotected sex

8/11/2004
Caution on Pregnancy on Heels of Obesity Surgery

Doctors find it can have deadly complications for mom, baby

8/10/2004
Overactive Thyroid Tied to Miscarriage Risk

Study finds too much of hormone in pregnancy can harm fetus

8/9/2004
Preemies' Brains Stay Small in Grade School

Study finds differences up to age 8, especially in boys

8/5/2004
Delay Advised in Delivering Preemies

Study finds less likelihood of brain damage by waiting

8/2/2004
Babies Born Just a Few Weeks Early Risk Problems

They include low blood sugar and difficulty maintaining body temperature

7/29/2004
Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Cleft Lip in Newborns

Risk greatest if woman lit up during first trimester

7/16/2004
Stressed Moms-to-Be May Bear Kids With Behavior Problems

The vulnerable period during pregnancy is 12 to 22 weeks, study finds

7/14/2004
Pregnant Women Need to Monitor Their Thyroid

Those with underactive gland should boost thyroid hormone intake

7/14/2004
Blue Cohosh Linked to Newborn's Stroke

Mother drank herbal tea in hope of inducing labor

7/11/2004
HIV Regimen Has Fewer Side Effects

Study finds tenofovir effective but better in long run

7/10/2004
Preventing HIV in Babies Could Harm Moms

Stopping mother-to-child transmission may come at a price

7/7/2004
Laser Helps Twins Who Don't Share the Womb Equally

New surgical intervention cuts deadly complication in utero

7/2/2004
Study Supports Vacuum-Assisted Birth

Finds method is as safe as delivery with forceps

7/1/2004
Immune System Linked to Miscarriage

Activation of key receptor leads to loss of embryo, study finds

6/30/2004
Many Newborns Not Getting Critical Tests

March of Dimes says only 21 states mandate nine tests that can spot trouble

6/29/2004
Fetuses Vulnerable to Air Pollution

Exposure could lead to genetic damage

6/23/2004
Report: Binge Drinking on Rise in Young Women

This could lead to increase in fetal alcohol syndrome

6/9/2004
Moms of Autistic Kids Share Similarities

They're often older and faced problems during pregnancy, study says

6/4/2004
Surgery to Stop Preterm Delivery Ineffective

Study may settle debate on stitching cervix shut

5/25/2004
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Has Lingering Cognitive Effects

But home environment may play a bigger role, new research says

5/20/2004
More Women at Risk for Birth Defects Than Thought

But folic acid supplements can greatly reduce risk, researchers report

5/14/2004
Eat Fish, Have a Bigger Baby

But mercury in some species poses a risk