Pregnancy Risks News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/14/2003
Changing Partners Between Babies Risky Business

Norwegian study finds greater risk of premature birth

11/13/2003
Hot Tubs and Pregnancy Don't Mix

New research finds connection between miscarriages and steaming soaks

11/5/2003
Teens Who Dislike School Tend to Graduate to Parenthood Early

Poor socioeconomic conditions also linked to pregnancy at young age

10/31/2003
Older Women at Greater Risk of Death in Childbirth

While the numbers are small, the threat exists

10/30/2003
Long Time to Conception Tied to Birthing Problems

Study finds risk with those delivering naturally and with fertility treatment

10/14/2003
New Screening Detects Birth Defects Early

Battery of noninvasive tests effective in first trimester, study finds

10/3/2003
Cerebral Palsy Tied to Birth Weight

A study finds the risk is higher at both extremes

10/2/2003
Most Asthma Drugs Safe for Moms-to-Be

Not controlling the condition can result in smaller and premature babies

9/23/2003
Heart Disease in Family Bad News for Babies

Risk of low birthweight newborns greater in these cases, study finds

9/23/2003
Some Babies Born to Diabetic Moms Prone to Heart Defects

Study finds they face five times greater risk of problems

9/7/2003
Taking the Pressure Out of Pregnancy

Simple treatments may protect against blood pressure problems

9/5/2003
Black Teens More Likely to Have Preemies

Study finds they're also more likely to have babies with low birth weight

9/4/2003
Heartburn Advice for Pregnant Women

March of Dimes offers guidance for expectant moms with indigestion

9/4/2003
Ecstasy Dangerous During Pregnancy

Rat pups exposed to it in the womb suffered brain and behavior changes

9/3/2003
Ladies, Don't Forget Your Folic Acid

Despite health benefits, many forget to take it each day, survey finds

8/28/2003
Mercury in Fish May Not Be So Toxic

Study finds type found in seafood is weaker

8/26/2003
Dental Procedure Can Affect Premature Birth

Scaling and root planing dramatically reduced preterm births for those with periodontal disease

8/18/2003
Why Small Babies Face Heart Trouble Later

Study finds clue to their increased risk of cardiovascular disease as adults

8/14/2003
Aspirin, NSAIDs Tied to Miscarriage

Users at far higher risk, study finds

8/11/2003
Breast Cancer Doesn't Preclude Pregnancy

Having a baby doesn't increase risk of death after women diagnosed with disease

8/7/2003
Pregnancies Risky When Too Close Together

Study finds complications likelier without a respite

8/5/2003
WTC Disaster May Have Stunted Fetal Growth

Small study finds babies at twice the risk

8/1/2003
Moms-to-Be: Buckle Up

Seat belts can prevent accident-related problems for mother, child

7/24/2003
More Women Opting for Caesarean Sections

Doctors are divided over benefits, drawbacks of such births

7/24/2003
Group B Strep: The Test Every Pregnant Woman Needs

The infection can cause health problems, even death, in infants

7/15/2003
Newer Antidepressants Can Harm Newborns

SSRIs may cause neurological problems the first few days of life, Finnish study finds

7/15/2003
Cadmium Exposure May Bring on Breast Cancer

Study finds low levels mimic effects of estrogen in women and their female offspring