Pregnancy Risks News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/3/2002
Overcoming Chronic Pregnancy Loss

Aspirin-heparin combo effective in preventing some miscarriages, study finds

11/5/2001
A Baby Aspirin Can Protect Expectant Moms

Common pain reliever may prevent dangerous high blood pressure in pregnancy

11/2/2001
FDA Tightens Restrictions on Accutane

Tougher controls on prescription acne drug aimed at reducing pregnancy risks

10/18/2001
Calcium Pills: A No-Go for Pregnancy Risk

Calcium pills don't ward off preeclampsia, a dangerous rise in blood pressure, but dietary calcium might help

10/8/2001
Stress Hormone Helps Embryo Plant

Hormone is key to fighting immune system sabotage, study shows

10/2/2001
Help for Preemies Is One-Shot Deal

No need for multiple steroid injections to prevent illness, says study

9/18/2001
Better Prenatal Care Needed

Maternal deaths could be prevented, experts say

9/7/2001
Vitamin Won't Cause Miscarriage

Chinese study may dispel fears about folic acid

9/4/2001
Pregnant Women Should Forget Ginkgo

Popular herb linked to birth defects

8/31/2001
Tick, Tick, Tick ...

Test could tell women when childbearing years are ending

8/28/2001
Pregnant Smokers: Great Expectations Dashed

Decade-long decline marred by increase among teens

8/28/2001
STD Drug Spurs Premature Births

But CDC says study used larger-than-recommended dose

8/16/2001
Landfills Linked to Risk of Birth Defects

Risk, while small, demands more research, says study

8/15/2001
Pregnant Pause: No Playing With Mice

Rodent virus linked to birth defects, doctors warn

8/11/2001
Gum Disease May Be Linked to Early Births

Women with gum problems 7 times more likely to deliver prematurely

7/30/2001
New Scale Pinpoints Heart Risk in Pregnancy

Canadian development could direct women at high risk to the right place

7/24/2001
Baby Blues

Know the signs of postpartum depression

7/20/2001
A Little Latte While Pregnant Is OK

Java jitters for expectant moms could ease with new findings that moderate caffeine amounts don't harm fetal development

7/13/2001
Sins of the Mother

Men exposed to meth in the womb at higher risk for brain damage if they also use meth

7/12/2001
DDT Linked to Preterm Births

Pesticide may have led to 'unknown epidemic' in U.S. in 1960s, says large-scale study

6/14/2001
Come and Get Me, Copper

This metal is an embryo's best friend

6/12/2001
Licorice Can Cause Premature Birth

Pregnant women who ate the sweet twice as likely to deliver early, Finnish study finds

6/7/2001
Preeclampsia Tied to Lack of Nitric Oxide

Finding implicates vitamin C deficiency

5/5/2001
Asthma + Smoking Spells Birth Trouble

Mayo study shows babies at greater risk when pregnant asthmatics smoke

5/3/2001
Pregnant Smokers Taking a Big Risk

They're creating a smoke-filled womb

5/1/2001
Vitamins May Cut Pregnancy Problem

Antioxidants may control dangerous blood pressure