Pregnancy Risks News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/4/2002
The Preeclampsia Paradox

Researchers hunt for clues why smoking cuts risk of pregnancy complication

6/4/2002
Find Out About Folic Acid's Powers

Survey finds low awareness of vitamin's role in preventing birth defects

6/2/2002
Infant Mortality No Better in U.S. Despite Resources

Study finds similar rates in other English-speaking countries

5/30/2002
Cheap Drug a Lifesaver for At-Risk Pregnancies

Magnesium sulfate prevents eclampsia in women prone to deadly condition

5/12/2002
Taking the Pressure Out of Pregnancy

Relieving stress key to healthy baby, smooth delivery, doctors say

5/11/2002
A Baby Boom Under Stress

Expectant moms need to stay calm in these troubled times

4/18/2002
Smoke-Filled Wombs No Place for a Baby Boy

Tobacco use found to reduce births of males

4/17/2002
Job Stress May Take Toll on Pregnancy

Expectant moms who work at higher risk of preeclampsia

4/4/2002
Preventing Preeclampsia

Simple test might soon tell which women will develop life-threatening condition

4/1/2002
Older Motherhood Has Its Risks

Childbirth after 35 may increase health problems for women as they age

2/21/2002
Eating More Fish Cuts Preterm Delivery Risk

Study says one fish meal a week will do the trick

2/8/2002
New Link Between Alcohol and Miscarriage Found

Drinking most dangerous to fetus in first trimester, Danish study shows

2/1/2002
New Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression Revealed

Findings could help obstetricians help women avoid the debilitating condition

1/28/2002
Just Say No To Antibiotics During Pregnancy

New study shows they may increase risk of premature delivery

1/28/2002
Nicotine Patch OK for Pregnant Women

Especially during third trimester, study shows

1/21/2002
In Vitro Fertilization Problems Expand

Even a single baby conceived through IVF may be at risk, new study finds.

1/7/2002
Cesareans Once Again on the Rise

Use of surgical technique regaining popularity

1/7/2002
Sharing a Womb Can Flatten Skull

Risk greater for twin on the bottom