Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy prevention program

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

OCD in children may develop due to pregnancy practices and childbirth complications

OCD in children may develop due to pregnancy practices and childbirth complications

The researchers found that smoking, method of delivery and birth weight, and a low Apgar score indicated a greater risk of OCD.

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

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Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.

Autism risk not linked to induced labor

Autism risk not linked to induced labor

Nearly 2% of the 1 million infants studied were later diagnosed with autism.

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

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High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

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Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.

Obesity linked to increased risk for adverse pregnancy, neonatal outcomes

Obesity linked to increased risk for adverse pregnancy, neonatal outcomes

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Women categorized as class III obese were more likely to experience adverse outcomes in pregnancy and neonatal risks.

Renal function can predict preeclampsia in pregnant women with hypertension

Renal function can predict preeclampsia in pregnant women with hypertension

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Baseline renal function tests may predict the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth for pregnant women with hypertension.

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

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Mothers who heavily used tobacco during pregnancy increased the risk of their children developing schizophrenia.

Use of pregabalin in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects

Use of pregabalin in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects

Birth defects included cardiac defects and central nervous system structural abnormalities.

Delayed prenatal care, maternal smoking lead to perinatal complications in preterm infants

Delayed prenatal care, maternal smoking lead to perinatal complications in preterm infants

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Infants of mothers who smoke and who delay the initiation of prenatal care have an increased risk of developing perinatal complications.

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy  reduces mite sensitization in infants

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy reduces mite sensitization in infants

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Mothers who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy reduce sensitization of their infants to mites at 18 months.

FDA warns that fluconazole may increase miscarriage risk

FDA warns that fluconazole may increase miscarriage risk

The FDA has issued a warning that the antifungal drug fluconazole may increase the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

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Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.

Zika virus confirmed as cause of microcephaly, congenital abnormalities

Zika virus confirmed as cause of microcephaly, congenital abnormalities

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A report from the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.

Antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy may increase risk of preterm birth

Antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy may increase risk of preterm birth

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Pregnant women with HIV who undergo antiretroviral therapy may have an increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and small-for-gestational age infants.

CDC issues Zika virus update for pediatric health care providers

CDC issues Zika virus update for pediatric health care providers

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As Zika virus infections continue, the agency offers clinicians information on how to evaluate and manage suspected cases.

Parental caffeine consumption linked to elevated risk of early miscarriage

Parental caffeine consumption linked to elevated risk of early miscarriage

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Drinking 2 or more caffeinated beverages per day has been linked to elevated risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy.

Transition from NICU to home care complicated by access to medical technology

Transition from NICU to home care complicated by access to medical technology

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Health care of discharged neonates is often complicated by the need for uninterrupted access to complex medical technology.

ACOG issues recommendations for prenatal genetic screening, diagnostic testing

ACOG issues recommendations for prenatal genetic screening, diagnostic testing

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Published practice bulletins offer guidance to clinicians on patient education during pregnancy.

Iron supplement may benefit motor development in infants

Iron supplement may benefit motor development in infants

Effects of iron supplementation in pregnancy and/or infancy were assessed at 9 months of age.

Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

In 2014, nearly 9% of women who gave birth smoked during pregnancy.

Prenatal steroids reduce respiratory complications in late preterm infants

Prenatal steroids reduce respiratory complications in late preterm infants

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Administering steroids to pregnant women likely to give birth before 37 weeks can reduce infants' risk of respiratory complications.

Predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with very low birth weight

Predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with very low birth weight

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Four main factors can be used to predict potential neurodevelopmental delays in children born prematurely.

Zika virus guidelines for pregnant women issued by CDC

Zika virus guidelines for pregnant women issued by CDC

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As the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads throughout the Americas, the CDC has issued a series of interim guidelines for clinicians treating patients who may have been exposed.

No benefit to delaying next pregnancy attempt after early loss

No benefit to delaying next pregnancy attempt after early loss

Couples conceiving within the 0- to 3-month interval are more likely to achieve live birth.

Blood test can predict absence of preeclampsia onset during pregnancy

Blood test can predict absence of preeclampsia onset during pregnancy

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A blood test can predict the short-term absence of preeclampsia in pregnant women with suspected preeclampsia.

Guidelines for hematologic malignancies in pregnancy

Guidelines for hematologic malignancies in pregnancy

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New guidelines have been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic malignancies during pregnancy.

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may increase autism risk

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may increase autism risk

The offspring of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy had an 87% increased risk of developing autism.

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