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High Blood Pressure Can Raise Risk Of Birth Defects
2011-10-19 07:45:46

Women with high blood pressure (hypertension) during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies born with major birth defects, regardless of their use of prescribed medications to control the condition, according to new research published in the online edition of the British Medical Journal on Oct. 18. Pregnant women have been warned for years to avoid angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors during the later stages of pregnancy to avoid the possibility of birth defects. But...

2011-09-24 07:00:00

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Depakote Birth Defects Lawsuits (http://www.depakotelawsuitsbirthdefects.com/). In December 2009, the Food and Drug Administration warned that the use of Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy could increase the risk of neural tube defects or other birth defects. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2011 The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Depakote Birth Defects...

2011-07-30 00:01:03

A new study has strengthened the link between birth defects and women who took antidepressants during pregnancy. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Pregnant women taking antidepressants is no rarity. In fact, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is quoted saying in a MSNBC article ("Depression dilemma in pregnancy: Ditch meds?"), that anywhere from 14% to 23% of pregnant women are estimated to experience depression during all three trimesters. This leads to around 8% of...

2011-07-05 23:12:06

Professor Michael Davies will tell the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday) that the "vanishing twin" phenomenon, in which only one child is born from a pregnancy that originally starts as a multiple pregnancy, is linked to a nearly two-fold increased risk in any congenital malformation and to a nearly three-fold risk of multiple malformations. Prof Davies, who is an Associate Professor and co-director of the Research Centre for the...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

Over 200 children treated before they were born by CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, and their families, gathered to celebrate 15 years of Hope. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect that had potentially devastating outcomes. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects either underwent fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or...

2011-06-26 18:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1000 people gathered today to celebrate at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the 15th Annual Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Fetal Family Reunion. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, like congenital diaphragmatic hernia, spina bifida, congenital heart disease or...

2011-06-25 00:00:32

Since June of 2008 more than 750 babies have been delivered in the Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2011 This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and...

2011-06-23 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects will either undergo fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or need immediate specialized care after...

2011-06-17 06:37:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ There are nearly 3,000 pregnancies each year in the United States where babies have birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects (NTD). Hispanic women have the highest rate of these defects when compared to other ethnic groups. However, according to the March of Dimes, a new initiative could decrease the rate of neural tube defects by fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid. Though, since 1998 the rate of birth defects of the...


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