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.
Four main factors can be used to predict potential neurodevelopmental delays in children born prematurely.
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.
Couples conceiving within the 0- to 3-month interval are more likely to achieve live birth.
A blood test can predict the short-term absence of preeclampsia in pregnant women with suspected preeclampsia.
New guidelines have been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic malignancies during pregnancy.
The offspring of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy had an 87% increased risk of developing autism.
Women with a history of unexplained, recurrent miscarriages do not benefit from taking progesterone supplements, new research shows.