• Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

    One year ago - By Web MD

    When taken in early pregnancy, the anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepins raise the risk for a miscarriage in the first trimester by 11%, according to new research.
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  • Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage

    Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage

    One year ago - By ABC News

    A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions
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  • Benzodiazepine use early in pregnancy may boost risk of spontaneous abortion

    One year ago - By Healio

    Exposure to any benzodiazepine agent in early pregnancy was associated with a higher risk for spontaneous abortion, according to data published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    “Spontaneous abortion is the most common complication in early pregnancy and occurs in 12% to 15% of clinically recognized pregnancies,” Odile Sheehy, MSc, from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, Montreal, and colleagues wrote. “A population-based study from the United Kingdom found that women exposed to benzodiazepines during pregnancy had a 60% higher risk of spontaneous abortion compared with
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