Pregnancy Risks News

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Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study

Review finds little danger for low-risk patients

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

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects

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

No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say

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

Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy

Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study

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

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

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

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

Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations

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

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

Risk is greatest among children exposed both in the womb and at a young age, study suggests

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus

As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends

Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study

Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study

Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study

But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study

And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies

Study found babies had better blood pressure, less need for transfusions with delayed clamping

Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease

Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood

British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

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

Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be

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

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

Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged

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

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

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

Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

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

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

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

Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

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

Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble

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

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

Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say

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

Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?

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

Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?

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

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study

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

For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed

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

Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

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

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

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

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

Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk

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

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

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

Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

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

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

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

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

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

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study

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

Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

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

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

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

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

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

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

Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study

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

Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says

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