Pregnancy Risks News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/27/2003
HIV Babies Now Having Their Own Babies

But CDC says they're not passing it to their babies in turn

2/20/2003
Stillbirth Risk Tied to Excess Coffee Drinking

Study finds danger zone in more than 4 cups daily

2/11/2003
Early Pregnancy Bleeding Less Risky Than Thought

Miscarriage percent far lower, new study says

2/10/2003
Re-Balancing Your Pregnancy Odds

Study shows slight shift in hormone balance may block conception

2/8/2003
Giving Birth Against the Odds

Women who have had organ transplants find they can bear children

2/7/2003
Low Level of Amniotic Fluid No Reason to Induce Labor

The condition doesn't jeopardize fetal health, study says

2/6/2003
Hormone Sharply Cuts Premature Births

Reduces incidence by a third in women who delivered early before

1/31/2003
Protect Your Pregnancy With a Visit to the Dentist

Women with severe gum disease more than twice as likely to get preeclampsia

1/31/2003
Newborn Brain Injury Unlikely to Occur During Delivery

Obstetricians and pediatricians cite underlying causes

1/30/2003
Folic Acid Is Fine

Vital prenatal nutrient doesn't raise odds of twins, study finds

1/30/2003
Breast-feeding by Vegetarians Linked to Health Ills in Babies

Neurological problems traced to lack of vitamin B12

1/30/2003
Premature Births on the Rise

March of Dimes launches campaign to reduce the rate

1/16/2003
Key Found to How Embryos Take Hold

Protein discovery may lead to therapy for infertility, preeclampsia

1/15/2003
Remember, Don't Drink During Pregnancy

But some expectant moms still ignore the dangers, study finds

1/9/2003
Does Prenatal Smoking Produce Unruly Kids?

A mother's pattern of behavior may be more to blame

12/18/2002
11/14/2002
No Amount of Alcohol Safe for Expectant Moms

Study finds even moderate drinking during pregnancy is risky

10/29/2002
The More Education, the More Likely You'll Quit Smoking After Pregnancy

Poorly educated women are least likely to stay off smokes

10/20/2002
Pregnancy and the Drug Dilemma

What medicines are safe for mom-to-be and her fetus

10/16/2002
Pregnant Drinkers Have Undersized Kids

The problem can last well into the teen years

10/11/2002
Cocaine Babies Get Bad Rap

Children exposed to drug before birth subject to stereotyping

9/26/2002
Aspirin Protects Pregnant Women With Hypertension

It prevented premature labor in pregnant women at risk for high blood pressure

9/24/2002
Lending an Ear to Pregnancy Dangers

Low-income pregnant women need support to quit smoking and drinking

9/16/2002
Car Wrecks Take Toll on the Unborn

One in 100 fetuses involved in accidents, new research shows

9/16/2002
Age of Mom Not Risky for Twins, Triplets

The findings contradict conventional thinking

8/29/2002
Low Birth-Weight, High Blood Pressure Link Disputed

New analysis refutes widely held belief

8/20/2002
Giving Birth When It Fits Your Schedule

Study finds dramatic rise in induced labors

8/16/2002
High Blood Pressure Risk Could Begin In Womb

Short thigh bone in fetuses linked to higher blood pressure later in life

8/2/2002
Hairdressers Have Slightly Smaller Babies

Birth defects also more common, Swedish study finds

7/17/2002
Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth Higher at Hospital Peak Hours

During 'high demand' periods, doctors are more willing to speed the delivery, researchers say

7/17/2002
Medical School Textbooks Still Say It's OK to Drink While Pregnant

Only 1-in-4 new books calls for abstinence

7/11/2002
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Show Racial Gulf

Black babies are about 2.5 times as likely as whites ones to die

6/22/2002
Terminating Rare Pregancy Disorder Doesn't Decrease Cancer Risk

Study indicates a hydatidiform mole doesn't necessarily mean an end to pregnancy