Pregnancy Risks News

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1/16/2017
Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

1/12/2017
Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

1/12/2017
Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

1/10/2017
New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

1/9/2017
Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

12/23/2016
More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

12/22/2016
Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems

The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

12/22/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

12/20/2016
Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

12/19/2016
Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

12/15/2016
MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study

Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

12/12/2016
Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies

Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

12/5/2016
C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

12/1/2016
Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

11/21/2016
New Fetal Views in 3-D

Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb

11/16/2016
Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

11/11/2016
Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

11/9/2016
Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births

Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

11/9/2016
Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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

11/8/2016
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

11/4/2016
Urine Samples May Yield Clues to Fetal Health

Doctors could then suggest needed lifestyle changes, researchers say

11/2/2016
Be Alert for PTSD After Pregnancy Loss

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

11/1/2016
U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years

March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

10/31/2016
Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study

Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

10/28/2016
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

10/25/2016
Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say

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

10/24/2016
Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study

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

10/19/2016
New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects

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

10/18/2016
CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika

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

10/17/2016
Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments

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

10/13/2016
Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

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

10/12/2016
Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study

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

10/11/2016
DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika, Researchers Say

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

10/6/2016
Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD

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

10/4/2016
C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review

Chances highest among those getting emergency cesareans

10/3/2016
Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain

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

9/30/2016
CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

9/29/2016
2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

9/26/2016
Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?

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

9/26/2016
Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

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

9/19/2016
CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood

Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

9/16/2016
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

9/15/2016
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

9/12/2016
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

9/12/2016
For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected

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

9/8/2016
9/7/2016
Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths

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

9/6/2016
MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study

But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

9/6/2016
Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

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