Causes of Birth Defects Jamaica Plain MA

Among working women in the United States, teachers seem to have the lowest risk of having babies with birth defects, while those who work as janitors, scientists and electronic-equipment operators appear most at risk, researchers say.

Kara A Pitt, MD
(508) 941-6444
650 Centre St
Brockton, MA
Business
Womens Health Affiliates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Adrienne Elizabeth Lara, MD
(617) 524-9270
2 Harris Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Dananh Thi Nguyen, MD
(408) 993-8071
28 S Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
Leila M Schueler
(617) 983-7003
1153 Centre Street
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Susan Terese Mitchell, MD
1200 Centre St
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2003

Data Provided by:
Najmosama Nikrui
(857) 364-5932
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

Data Provided by:
Samer Emile Kattan, MD
882 South St Apt 1
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Sch Of Peres, Antonins, Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Univ Coll Of Med)
Graduation Year: 2001

Data Provided by:
Bernadette Marie LeBer
(617) 522-4700
3297 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

Data Provided by:
Julie D Miner
(617) 983-7003
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Alice Grace Mark
(617) 983-4100
640 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Causes of Birth Defects

Provided By:

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Among working women in the United States, teachers seem to have the lowest risk of having babies with birth defects, while those who work as janitors, scientists and electronic-equipment operators appear most at risk, researchers say.

The study looked at nearly 9,000 babies born with single or multiple birth defects, such as those affecting the eye, ear, gastrointestinal tract and mouth and face, among others. The study also included almost 3,400 children who had none of the 45 different types of birth defects considered.

The researchers tried to determine if a link existed between the likelihood of birth defects in the children, who were born between October 1997 and December 2003, and their mothers' jobs. More than three-quarters of the women had paid jobs during the period from one month before pregnancy through the first trimester.

Women who were cleaners or janitors, operators of electronic equipment and scientists were at "significantly" higher risk of having a child with birth defects, while teachers had the lowest risk, the study authors found.

There are some caveats, however. The researchers didn't analyze chemicals that the women may have been exposed to, nor did they consider the number of hours worked. Also, the findings only point to a connection between type of employment and birth defects; they don't prove that a woman's job directly affects birth defects.

The study was published online Dec. 22 in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

More information

Learn more about birth defects from the Nemours Foundation.

SOURCE: BMJ group, news release, Dec. 22, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com