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[US News, July 07, 2016]   While improvements in medical technology are making it possible for smaller babies to survive, new research finds that low birth weight raises a child’s risk of death not just at birth, but later in life as well. What’s more, says Dr. Matthew Loichinger , perinatologist at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis: “There’s studies that show that babies that are born at low birth weight may be at risk for certain health consequences later in life like high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, chronic kidney disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome.” It’s theorized that low birth weight may play a role in the development of these conditions, though Loichinger stresses that other studies haven’t found that relationship.
July 07, 2016
[KARE-TV, December 12, 2015]   Women are increasingly having babies at older ages. Even though there is nothing dramatic about turning 35, medical research indicates that risk factors related to pregnancy merit more discussion than before.
December 14, 2015
[KSTP TV, March 27, 2015]   Six months into Heidi Holthaus' pregnancy, surgeons made an incision in her abdomen and another in her uterus. The doctors then removed her unborn baby girl’s backside from the womb, repaired an opening on the lower part of her spine, and placed her back into the womb where she would stay for another two months.
March 27, 2015
[WCCO-TV, June 09, 2013]   New prenatal genetic tests are making results more accurate and possible earlier in pregnancies, especially important to some older couples who have a slightly higher risk of a baby with chromosomal abnormalities. Right now, there are four tests on the market.
June 09, 2013