Colds, stomach flu in pregnant women not linked to cerebral palsy

09/30/2011 | Reuters

Pregnant women's upper respiratory and gastrointestinal infections did not significantly increase the risk of their babies developing cerebral palsy, according to a study in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers found infections including chicken pox and cytomegalovirus were associated with an increased risk of cerebral palsy, especially when they occurred during the second half of pregnancy.

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