Pregnancy Risks News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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