Using measurements of vaginal fetal fibronectin levels and cervical length did not indicate spontaneous preterm birth among first-time pregnant women.
Reducing postpartum depression involves universal screening and appropriate referral and treatment by clinicians.
Research presented at the AAAAI Annual Meeting suggests a link between maternal vitamin E levels and childhood asthma development.
Among all women, PPD risk increased with advanced age and gestational diabetes.
This finding suggests that any fetus with a suspected brain abnormality on ultrasound should have iuMRI to better inform counseling and management decisions.
Birth defects potentially related to Zika virus were identified in 6% of fetuses or infants of women included in the study.
The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.
The researchers found that smoking, method of delivery and birth weight, and a low Apgar score indicated a greater risk of OCD.
Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.
Nearly 2% of the 1 million infants studied were later diagnosed with autism.
High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.
Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.
Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.
Women categorized as class III obese were more likely to experience adverse outcomes in pregnancy and neonatal risks.
Baseline renal function tests may predict the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth for pregnant women with hypertension.
Mothers who heavily used tobacco during pregnancy increased the risk of their children developing schizophrenia.
Birth defects included cardiac defects and central nervous system structural abnormalities.
Infants of mothers who smoke and who delay the initiation of prenatal care have an increased risk of developing perinatal complications.
Mothers who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy reduce sensitization of their infants to mites at 18 months.
The FDA has issued a warning that the antifungal drug fluconazole may increase the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.
Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.
A report from the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.
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.
As Zika virus infections continue, the agency offers clinicians information on how to evaluate and manage suspected cases.
Drinking 2 or more caffeinated beverages per day has been linked to elevated risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy.
Health care of discharged neonates is often complicated by the need for uninterrupted access to complex medical technology.
Published practice bulletins offer guidance to clinicians on patient education during pregnancy.
Effects of iron supplementation in pregnancy and/or infancy were assessed at 9 months of age.
In 2014, nearly 9% of women who gave birth smoked during pregnancy.
Administering steroids to pregnant women likely to give birth before 37 weeks can reduce infants' risk of respiratory complications.