Pregnancy Risks News

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1/29/2016
U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

1/29/2016
Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

1/28/2016
Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

1/28/2016
Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study

Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

1/27/2016
CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

1/26/2016
Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Panel

As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

1/25/2016
Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC

Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

1/25/2016
Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

1/22/2016
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

1/22/2016
U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions

Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

1/21/2016
Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict

They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

1/20/2016
During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study

Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

1/19/2016
Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide

Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

1/13/2016
Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use

Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

1/13/2016
Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests

1/6/2016
Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study

Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

1/6/2016
Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs

But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

1/5/2016
Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk

The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

1/4/2016
Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

12/30/2015
Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk

But overall odds are still low, experts say

12/28/2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

12/23/2015
U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC

Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

12/22/2015
Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemies' Risk of Death: Review

Prolonged touching with mom in intensive care unit also reduced chances of blood infections

12/21/2015
Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study

But critic dismisses the Canadian findings as incomplete, not applicable to the U.S.

12/14/2015
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk, Study Suggests

But depression, not medication, might be a possible trigger, experts say

12/9/2015
Moms-to-Be Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons

Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

12/3/2015
Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study

Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

12/3/2015
Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival

Researchers focused on women who previously had a healthy BMI

12/2/2015
SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'

Study finds 'Back to Sleep' messages worked, but so did lower smoking and teen pregnancy rates

12/1/2015
Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

12/1/2015
Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

11/23/2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

11/23/2015
Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds

Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

11/18/2015
Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

11/12/2015
Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC

Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

11/11/2015
Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

11/6/2015
Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health

Those who are depressed sit around too much, increasing risks to themselves and their babies, research shows

11/5/2015
Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study

More than half in 17 states gained excessive weight, which can harm both mother and baby, U.S. researchers report

11/5/2015
U.S. Gets a 'C' Grade on Preterm Births

March of Dimes report card shows room for improvement in many cities, states

11/3/2015
More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy

Might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says

10/30/2015
Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects

Researchers looked for risk among women prescribed drugs that include azithromycin

10/26/2015
Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study

Review finds little danger for low-risk patients

10/20/2015
Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

10/20/2015
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects

But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia

10/19/2015
No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say

American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

10/12/2015
Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy

Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

10/12/2015
Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study

Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

10/9/2015
Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds

Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

10/6/2015
Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

10/2/2015
Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations

Study suggests heat and lack of rain can potentially impact birth size