Pregnancy Risks News

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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

2/8/2016
Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

2/5/2016
CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

2/4/2016
Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby

No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

2/4/2016
Steroids Might Help More Than Just Very Premature Babies: Study

Researchers found they reduced risk for respiratory problems in infants born at 34 to 36 weeks

2/3/2016
Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies

But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

2/3/2016
Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

2/2/2016
Babies Born Late May Be at Risk for Complications: Study

Researchers say finding confirms value of inducing labor after due date has passed

2/2/2016
Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

2/2/2016
Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC

Birth defects caused by drinking are totally preventable, agency officials say

2/1/2016
WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

2/1/2016
Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby

Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

2/1/2016
Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant

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