Pregnancy Risks News

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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

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