Pregnancy Risks News

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'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

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

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

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

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

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk

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

More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

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

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

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

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study

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

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

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

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

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

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

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

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

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

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

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

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

More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

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

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

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

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests

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

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

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

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds

But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds

Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns

Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds

This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb

Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn

Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development

Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study

Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study

Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects

Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk

Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study

Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study

But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds