Pregnancy Risks News

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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

4/16/2004
What Women Need to Know About C-Sections

Elective Caesareans carry more risks than many assume, experts say

4/14/2004
Fewer Women Having Triplets or More

Fewer embryo transfers and improving IVF technology cited

4/9/2004
The Great Sexual Divide Starts Early

Girls prefer intimacy, while boys want to get going

4/7/2004
Cholesterol Drugs Tied to Birth Defects

U.S. study finds high number of abnormalities in babies of women taking statins

3/26/2004
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Costs Soar

Study finds it much cheaper to prevent than to treat

3/26/2004
Claritin Cleared of Causing Birth Defect

U.S. study refutes previous link to allergy drug

3/19/2004
Mercury Fears Spur New Fish Consumption Guidelines

But U.S. critics say FDA, EPA ignore risks from albacore tuna

3/15/2004
Studies Warn of Dangers of Drinking in Pregnancy

Confirm detrimental but not always obvious effects on babies

3/11/2004
Poor Babies Born in Cold Weather Face Health Problems

Heart, lung conditions more common, study finds

3/8/2004
Inhaled Steroids Safe for Pregnant Women With Asthma

The drugs don't lead to low birth weight babies

3/4/2004
Can Preeclampsia Cause Cancer?

Study sees possible link between the blood pressure problem and some types of tumors

3/2/2004
Test Boosts Fetal DNA in Mom's Blood

Advance could lead to less invasive tests for expectant mothers

2/20/2004
Maternal Smoking Damages Children in Many Ways

It affects kids' breathing and tendency to start smoking or have trouble quitting

2/18/2004
Delivering Small Babies Raises Future Stillbirth Risk

Experts stress the overall risk of problems remains low

2/13/2004
Dangers to Your Unborn Child

Exposure to lead, alcohol and anesthesia in the womb linked to brain injury

2/11/2004
Smoking Damages Reproductive Health

Report finds pervasive effects on men, women and babies

2/11/2004
Low Levels of Two Proteins Raise Miscarriage Risk

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face greater chance of losing baby

2/6/2004
Genetic Condition Could Lead to Strokes During Pregnancy

Disorder includes headaches, cognitive decline and dementia

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/5/2004
Vaginal Delivery After Caesarean Carries Dangers

Serious complications possible for women who try, study finds

2/5/2004
Predicting Preeclampsia

Abnormal levels of certain molecules may signal life-threatening condition

2/5/2004
Heavy Women Who Become Pregnant Face Greater Health Risks

Problems can include high blood pressure, fetal distress and neonatal death

1/30/2004
Warm Water Soothes Labor Pains

Women using birth pools less likely to need an epidural, study finds

1/28/2004
Maternal Diet Affects Offspring's Life Span

Mouse study might have implications for humans

1/26/2004
In Vitro Mice Develop Mental Problems

Study ties problem to embryos being cultured longer

1/23/2004
Test-Tube Babies at Higher Risk at Birth

Study finds problem especially acute among singletons

1/22/2004
Study Supports Prenatal Testing for All Women

Policymakers urged to drop age-based threshold

1/9/2004
Immune Molecule Might Warn of Miscarriage

The finding could lead to treatment to save pregnancies

1/7/2004
Immune System Attack Tied to Birth Defects

Study bolsters case for folic acid supplements

1/6/2004
Maternal Smoking Linked to Low Sperm Counts

Sons of women who smoked also have smaller testes

1/5/2004
Tiniest Babies Fare Best at Specialty Hospitals

Study finds twofold risk of death, handicap in general hospitals

12/24/2003
Teen Pregnancy May Lead to Osteoporosis

Increased calcium intake can offset effects of pregnancy on bones, experts add

12/15/2003
Breast Cancer Survivors Can Also Be Moms

Pregnancy won't increase risk of disease's recurrence

12/10/2003
Birth Defects Tied to Dieting in Pregnancy

Women who fast in first trimester run much higher risk, study says

12/8/2003
Early Treatment Key for Infant Eye Disease

Catching retinopathy quickly may prevent severe vision loss in preemies

12/5/2003
Parental Size Can Spell Health Trouble for Kids

Study finds greater risks for children of short mothers and overweight fathers

12/2/2003
Heart Failure Can Kill Embryos

But ultrasound can help predict miscarriage, research says

11/25/2003
Interventions May Cut CP Risk in Infants

Strategies aim to lower odds for premature babies

11/24/2003
Myasthenia Gravis Makes Pregnancy Risky

Autoimmune disease increases chances of complications

11/21/2003
Are Short People Prone to Hearing Loss?

New research says problems may be tied to prenatal development

11/18/2003
Targeting Toxoplasmosis

New delivery of treatment reaches hidden parasites current medications can't