Women categorized as class III obese were more likely to experience adverse outcomes in pregnancy and neonatal risks.
Infants who are swaddled while they sleep have an increased risk of SIDS, and the risk increases with age.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has proposed a new term—brief resolved unexplained events—and has released guidelines for management.
A report from the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.
Although usually benign, some infantile hemangiomas have complications that are potentially fatal or physically debilitating if untreated.
Administering steroids to pregnant women likely to give birth before 37 weeks can reduce infants' risk of respiratory complications.
Fetal macrosomia is associated with an increased risk of neonatal and maternal complications.
Clinicians should educate new mothers on various aspects of infant care.
Glyburide is associated with an increased risk of adverse neonatal outcomes compared to insulin in women with gestational diabetes.
Researchers found more evidence that links SSRI use during pregnancy to birth defects.
Exercising regularly during pregnancy may be associated with lower birth weight.
Current evidence does not support a correlation between labor induction and augmentation and the risk of autism spectrum disorders.
Mothers who smoke while pregnant may be damaging their children's auditory abilities.
Healthcare providers have experienced a number of challenges implementing CCHD pulse oximetry screening for newborns, since the procedure was officially recommended in October 2010.
Accessing developmental evaluations and services is one of the biggest challenges preemies and their families face.
Taking the pulse of neonatal screening for critical congenital heart disease.
U.S. health officials are emphasizing the need for increased awareness of Chagas disease among at-risk mothers and their offspring, after identifying the first congenital case in a Virginia baby.
The FDA has issued a Class I recall for CareFusion's AirLife™ Infant Breathing Circuit.
Women tend to attack those who make different parenting choices. Instead of alienating each other, we should encourage respect and understanding.
Pulse oximetry has high specificity, moderate sensitivity, and low false-positive rates in detecting congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborns.
The benefits of tight glycemic control may not outweigh the risks among premature infants with hyperglycemia, results of a randomized clinical trial suggest.
Surfaxin (lucinactant) is indicated for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome, a breathing disorder that affects premature infants.
The patient's gait was affected 48 hours after onset and any slight head movement intensified the feeling of imbalance.
Milk banks now provide life-improving and sometimes life-saving services to many newborns and infants, especially premature infants around the world.
Mothers that consume alcohol during any gestational period during pregnancy put infants at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome.
Pregnant women who take antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), may be increasing their child's risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
The majority of hospitals continue to include infant formula sample packs in discharge packs for new mothers despite criticism that the practice discourages breastfeeding recommendations.
Intramuscular or vaginal progesterone appears effective for reducing premature delivery, but data on neonatal outcomes have been limited until recently.
Evidence is mixed on whether electronic fetal monitors truly prevent more stillbirths and reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality compared with intermittent auscultation.
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