Pregnancy Risks News

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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

3/10/2016
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika

It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

3/8/2016
Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages

Potential clues to recurrent loss might found in lining of uterus, researchers say

3/4/2016
Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect

The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain

3/4/2016
Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions

But dermatologist recommends using only the mildest effective ones

3/2/2016
Inducing Labor May Not Boost C-Section Risk

Study also found that prompting delivery in 39th week did not affect health of baby or mother

3/1/2016
Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women

Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

2/29/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/26/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/25/2016
Report Suggests Zika's Effect on Fetus May Be Even Deadlier Than Thought

But some scientists say link is still inconclusive

2/25/2016
Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

2/23/2016
Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection

But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says

2/23/2016
Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

2/22/2016
Heart Irregularities May Be Linked to Pregnancy Complication

Study might help identify which women could develop high blood pressure while expecting

2/19/2016
Risk of Preemie Birth May Rise for Depressed Parents-to-Be

Treating expectant mothers -- and fathers -- might help prevent early birth, study suggests

2/17/2016
Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study

But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

2/16/2016
In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

2/15/2016
Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

2/15/2016
WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones

But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

2/12/2016
Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study

Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say

2/12/2016
Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika

Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

2/12/2016
CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/11/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

2/10/2016
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

2/10/2016
Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

2/10/2016
Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report

Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

2/10/2016
Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

2/9/2016
Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

2/8/2016
White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say