Pregnancy Risks News

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5/31/2016
Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO

Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring

5/31/2016
Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

5/27/2016
Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

Scientists measured evidence of exposure in the womb and found an association, but not proof

5/26/2016
Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.

They say Gulf Coast states face risk, but most other states probably don't

5/25/2016
Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk: Study

Experts' advice to expectant mothers on marijuana use is same as for alcohol and tobacco: Don't do it

5/25/2016
Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

More research needed to explore potential link

5/23/2016
Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

5/23/2016
Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

5/20/2016
Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

5/20/2016
Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

5/19/2016
Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

5/18/2016
Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

5/12/2016
Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies

Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/10/2016
Study Links Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Smoking to Heavy Kids

Childhood obesity seems more likely when mothers are less educated

5/9/2016
Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study

Elevated blood sugar may also 'imprint' baby for extra pounds

5/9/2016
Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications

Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

5/9/2016
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

4/29/2016
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

4/28/2016
Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

4/28/2016
Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report

Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

4/27/2016
Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size

Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

4/26/2016
Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

4/25/2016
Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

4/22/2016
Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says

One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

4/19/2016
After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

4/15/2016
U.S. Health Experts Debate Advice to Women Once Zika Virus Arrives

At issue: should women be told to avoid getting pregnant during mosquito season

4/13/2016
Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies: CDC

Agency says evidence confirms infection during early pregnancy leads to severe form of microcephaly

4/8/2016
Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

4/7/2016
Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?

Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

4/6/2016
Pot Use During Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight Babies

Study also finds raised risk of newborns needing intensive care, but it doesn't prove cause-and-effect

4/1/2016
CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness

The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

3/31/2016
Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

3/31/2016
Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk

Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

3/30/2016
Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

3/29/2016
Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus

Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

3/29/2016
Preterm Births Tied to Smog Cost U.S. Billions

Researchers estimate toll of dirty air that triggers early birth can exceed $4 billion a year

3/25/2016
CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure

Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

3/25/2016
Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says

Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

3/24/2016
'Love Hormone' Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression

Goal is to identify and treat this mental health issue early

3/24/2016
More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers

Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

3/22/2016
Pre-Pregnancy Stress May Affect Baby's Size

Higher levels of the hormone cortisol linked to low birth weight infants, study suggests

3/21/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/18/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/18/2016
Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size

They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

3/16/2016
Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika

A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

3/11/2016
In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

3/11/2016
Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth

Women older than 35 appear most at risk, study finds

3/10/2016
Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects