Pregnancy Risks News

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9/16/2015
'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

High PCBs levels in early pregnancy associated with greater risk, study shows

9/14/2015
Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be

Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

9/14/2015
Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

9/11/2015
Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged

No major breakthroughs in care for tiniest babies since 1990s, researcher says

9/3/2015
X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

8/28/2015
Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

8/27/2015
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

8/25/2015
Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

8/24/2015
ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

8/20/2015
Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble

Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

8/19/2015
Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia causes rise in woman's blood pressure; taking medical history still best way to gauge risk

8/19/2015
Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say

New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

8/18/2015
Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?

Study only found an association, and researchers say nutrition, environment likely play a big role

8/17/2015
Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?

But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

8/11/2015
Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study

Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

8/6/2015
For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed

Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

7/28/2015
Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

7/23/2015
Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

7/10/2015
Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down

Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

7/9/2015
Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk

Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

7/9/2015
Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

7/6/2015
Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

6/30/2015
Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

6/25/2015
One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

6/22/2015
Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study

But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

6/22/2015
Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

6/17/2015
D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

6/16/2015
Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

6/9/2015
Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

6/8/2015
Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study

Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

6/5/2015
Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says

But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

6/3/2015
'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

6/2/2015
Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says

Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

5/22/2015
More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

5/20/2015
Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

5/20/2015
More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

First-time surgeries also lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births, researchers find

5/19/2015
Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

5/13/2015
Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

5/12/2015
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/8/2015
Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

5/6/2015
Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

5/1/2015
Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/30/2015
Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

4/28/2015
Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

4/27/2015
More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

4/14/2015
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

4/13/2015
Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

4/10/2015
Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests

But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

4/7/2015
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says