Pregnancy Risks News

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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

10/1/2015
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

9/29/2015
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

9/29/2015
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

9/28/2015
Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study

Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

9/25/2015
Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study

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

9/24/2015
10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study

And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

9/24/2015
Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies

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

9/21/2015
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

9/18/2015
'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood

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

9/17/2015
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

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