Pregnancy Risks News

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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

7/2/2003
Womb Transplants Succeed in Mice

Swedish research may hold future hope for infertile women

7/1/2003
Miscarriages More Likely if Firstborn Is a Boy

Study finds gender makes slight difference in future pregnancies

7/1/2003
Quick Conception After Pregnancy Cuts Stillbirth Risk

New study flies in face of traditional thinking

6/27/2003
New Link to Infertility Found

Lack of certain molecules in some women with endometriosis causes problems

6/24/2003
Tiny Babies Suffer Despite Medical Advances

Almost half show developmental damage at age 8, study says

6/22/2003
The Plane Facts About Pregnancy and Flying

Changes in cabin pressure pose risks for moms-to-be

6/19/2003
Stroke 'Belts' Tied to Long-Ago Malnutrition

Effects of deprivation in pregnancy felt to this day, study finds

6/16/2003
An Early Predictor of Heart Disease

Increased risk seen for women who have hypertension, diabetes during pregnancy

6/12/2003
Report: 1990s Were Mostly Kind to Kids

Finds improvement on several health, welfare fronts

6/9/2003
Black Babies Born in Fall Weigh Less

Researchers aren't sure why the difference exists

6/6/2003
Getting Expectant Moms to Stop Smoking

Few doctors counsel pregnant women to quit smoking

6/2/2003
Sperm Defects May Explain Some Miscarriages

Finding first to prove what doctors have suspected

6/1/2003
Inducing Labor Doesn't Always Result in C-Sections

Study of women past their due date challenges conventional thinking

5/20/2003
Expectant Moms Battle Depression More Than Thought

Depression in pregnant women often missed, study finds

5/15/2003
Study: Fish Fine for Pregnant Women

No harm seen to baby's brain from mercury

5/5/2003
Why Some Premature Babies Die

Brain malformation linked to death in these infants

5/3/2003
Why Overweight Women Face Breast-feeding Problems

They don't produce enough prolactin, a key hormone, study says

5/2/2003
Study Sheds Light on Possible Causes of Preeclampsia

Finds link to high concentrations of a natural chemical

4/29/2003
Elective C-Sections Reduce Incontinence Risk

Israeli research shows risk is far lower

4/27/2003
Too Many Babies Born Too Early

Campaign aims to heighten awareness of dangers of premature birth

4/25/2003
U.S. Government To Probe Prozac's Effect on Reproductive Health

Action comes as drug is prescribed to more and younger women

4/24/2003
Underfed Moms May Have Shorter Pregnancies

Lack of nutrition in sheep in leads to preterm delivery, finds study

4/17/2003
Can Folic Acid Prevent Down Syndrome?

Vitamin part of a link to women at risk for other birth defects

4/17/2003
U.S. Calls for Expanded HIV Testing

Health officials also urge routine screening of pregnant women

4/14/2003
Drinking in Pregnancy Tied to Child's Later Alcohol Problems

Study finds them likelier to be addicted as young adults

4/13/2003
Nicotine May Have Link to SIDS

Study finds apnea risk increases for baby rats exposed to it in the womb

4/1/2003
Low Mercury Levels Found in Most Women and Children

But 8 percent of women have potentially dangerous levels

3/25/2003
Pot Use in Pregnancy May Dull Baby's Brain

Rat study finds cognitive and memory problems in long haul

3/21/2003
Antibiotics in Pregnancy Prevent Miscarriage

Effective even when infection causes no symptoms

3/20/2003
Delayed Cut of Umbilical Cord May Help Preemies

Infants had better blood pressure, glucose levels in pilot study

2/28/2003
Treating Vaginal Infections Can Reduce Pre-term Births

But other studies have found this isn't always the case

2/27/2003
Is the Baby Overdue? Blame Dad's Genes

Finding not likely to change practice, experts say