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Pregnant Women with Epilepsy Face Dilemma: Continue Treatment and Risk Birth Defects?
An article in the journal Epilepsia reviewed recent data on the risks associated with continuation of medical treatment of women with epilepsy during their pregnancies. While the general consensus is that use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with increased risk for birth defects, physicians weigh this risk against that of uncontrolled epileptic seizures, which can be more harmful to the fetus... View News Article (2005-04-22)


Childbirth not linked to urinary incontinence, study finds
Postmenopausal women who have given birth vaginally do not appear to suffer from urinary incontinence at higher rates than their sisters who have never given birth. View News Article (2005-12-02)


3-D ultrasound identifies women at risk for impending preterm birth
To help physicians non-invasively identify women at risk for preterm birth, 3-D ultrasound was used to measure the size of fetal adrenal glands, according to an abstract presented by Yale School of Medicine researchers at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference February 8 in San Francisco. View News Article (2007-02-09)


Childhood cancer survivors may have low birth weight children
Female childhood cancer survivors may face pregnancy problems, including early deliveries and low birth weight children. View News Article (2006-10-18)


In vitro fertilization linked to increase risk for birth defects
In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems. View News Article (2012-10-22)


Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms
Through age 5, children born at full term with low birth weight show significantly greater risk for developing respiratory symptoms, including wheezing, coughing and pulmonary infections, according to a large longitudinal study on birth weight and development. View News Article (2007-05-15)


Poor diet before pregnancy is linked with preterm birth
University of Adelaide research has for the first time confirmed that women who eat a poor diet before they become pregnant are around 50% more likely to have a preterm birth than those on a healthy diet. View News Article (2014-05-27)


Reduced baby risk from another cesarean
A major study led by the University of Adelaide has found that women who have had one prior cesarean can lower the risk of death and serious complications for their next baby - and themselves - by electing to have another cesarean. View News Article (2012-03-14)


Courses of prenatal corticosteroids not associated with increased death of children
Multiple courses of prenatal corticosteroids, compared with a single course, taken by pregnant women to help prevent preterm birth was associated with no increase or decrease in the risk of death or disability for their children at age 5, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. View News Article (2013-10-15)


Some racial disparities in childbirth more environmental than genetic
A new study investigating racial disparities in birth outcomes shows that contrary to some theories Vitamin D is unlikely to play a role in differences in preterm birth and low birth weight between African-Americans and whites. View News Article (2014-03-14)

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