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    1. Docs: No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some studies have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians' group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant. "The only guarantee o

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    2. Infants' Heart Defect and Pregnancy Blood Sugar

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels during pregnancy may increase a baby's risk of a heart defect, even among women without diabetes, a new study suggests. "Diabetes is the tail end of a spectrum of metabolic abnormalities," said stud

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    3. Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy loss and failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The variant in a woman's genome, which causes errors in the cell replicat

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    4. 3D Printing Safeguards Baby Before Birth

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby's airway at birth. The doctors didn't know what the abnormality was, or if the infant would need lifesaving

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    5. FAQ: Pregnancy Complications and Your Heart

      Sept. 22, 2015 -- You may have seen headlines linking pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure and early delivery to a later risk of dying from heart disease. In a study published Monday, researchers found a link between the two -- and said the risk of later heart-disease death rises with

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    6. Pregnancy Complications and Later Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A complicated pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of dying from heart disease later in life, new research suggests. The risk is particularly high for women who've had more than one health problem during pregnancy, sai

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    7. 'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in early pregnancy have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, new research from Greece suggests. These findings add to a growing body

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    8. Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The amount of time between a woman's pregnancies may matter when it comes to the possible risk of her children developing autism, new research suggests. "Children conceived in less than two years after the birth of thei

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    9. X-Rays, Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation from X-rays and other medical imaging tests doesn't seem to pose a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses when used properly, researchers report. "While care should be taken to protect the fetus from exposure,

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    10. Obesity May Be Tied to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says. The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested. "

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