Pregnancy Risks News

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Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births

Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

Urine Samples May Yield Clues to Fetal Health

Doctors could then suggest needed lifestyle changes, researchers say

Be Alert for PTSD After Pregnancy Loss

45 percent of women who miscarried reported struggling with the mental disorder

U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years

March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study

Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say

Immersion may help during early labor, but poses risks during delivery, ob-gyns advise

Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika

Some goals: prepare states for future outbreaks, and track virus' effects on the unborn

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments

In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study

Finding challenges thinking that fetus is only in danger during first trimester

DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika, Researchers Say

Analysis of available evidence on the insecticide finds no cause for concern

Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD

Smoking and C-sections appear to boost the odds for the psychiatric disorder, study suggests

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review

Chances highest among those getting emergency cesareans

Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain

Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood

Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

CDC May Lift Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood

And report says Congress moves closer to OKing more funding to fight the mosquito-borne disease that causes birth defects

Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development

Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths

If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study

But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women

Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising

Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant

Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

Success of 'Cervical Stitch' May Depend on the Thread: Study

Common procedure is performed to prevent preterm labor

Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

CDC Awards $16M in Fight Against Zika

Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown Miami neighborhood

Miami's Zika Infections Up to 14: Officials

Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown neighborhood

Pregnancy Problems More Likely With Baby Boys, Study Suggests

Gender-related differences seem to start before birth

Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say