Pregnancy Risks News

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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

5/13/2004
Maternal Drinking, Childhood Asthma Not Linked

But researchers caution that alcohol during pregnancy still has other harmful effects

5/12/2004
Frozen Sperm As Good As Fresh

Both work equally well with in vitro fertilization, study reports

5/7/2004
Morphine Doesn't Ease Pain in Preemies

Study says it doesn't soothe infants having invasive procedures in intensive care

5/5/2004
Protecting the Lungs of Premature Infants

Enzyme prevents inflammation and damage, three new studies show

4/27/2004
Small Babies Tied to Dental X-Rays in Pregnancy

Study finds risk higher, especially when it goes full term

4/25/2004
Keeping Your Cool While Pregnant

Here's how you avoid overheating while waiting for that bundle of joy

4/23/2004
Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine Spells Trouble Later

Study suggests lasting brain damage and susceptibility

4/22/2004
Small Fibroids May Increase Miscarriage Risk

Benign uterine tumors boost chances of pregnancy loss by 55%, pilot study found

4/21/2004
High Blood Pressure More Risky for Black Moms-to-Be

They have higher homocysteine levels than their white counterparts, study found