Pregnancy Risks News

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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

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