Birth Defects

Infection During Pregnancy May Raise Risk Of Premature BirthA new study finds one in seven women in pre-term labor was suffering from an infection at the time.
Women Of Reproductive Age Prescribed Opioids At Alarming RateA new study finds nearly 4 or 10 women of reproductive age and 30% of women with private insurance filled an opioid prescription between 2008-2012.
Study Has Potentially Worrisome News About Antimicrobials And Pregnancy Uh-oh. It may be time to add two more chemicals to the list of things for pregnant women to avoid.
The Risks Of AccutaneThe reason that accutane is left as a last resort is because it is a very potent but potentially dangerous drug.
FDA 'I Pledge' ProgramAccutane can cause severe birth defects in babies of women who take it while pregnant. That is why the FDA “I Pledge” program has been established.
Legal Boundaries Of Marrying A RelativeWhat does the law say about marrying a relative?
Father's Age Linked To Baby's HealthThere was an interesting study last week which showed a link between autism and the age of the father when the baby is conceived.
Pregnancy And MedicationsDoctors need to ask all women of childbearing age if they might be pregnant before prescribing medications. That’s because some are safe during pregnancy but others are not.
Seattle Family Visits a NJ Hospital To Promote Healthy-Birth ResearchThe family of a young boy who spent the first month of his life in a neonatal unit visited the Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, NJ on Friday to promote awareness about premature births.
Courageous New Jersey Teen ShinesA Moorestown teenager who has battled an incurable and rare disease since her birth makes it her life's work to help others.
See A Doctor Before Getting PregnantIf you are considering getting pregnant, you should see an obstetrician as soon as you can.
Microcephaly - A Small HeadMicrocephaly, or a small head circumference, is often associated with problems during brain development and may cause severe disabilities.