Pregnancy

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk

However, increased vitamin D levels in early pregnancy not correlated with reduced pregnancy loss.

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika Identified

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika Identified

Many children born to mothers with Zika infection do not undergo all recommended assessments.

Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Improve Fetal, Infant Growth

Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Improve Fetal, Infant Growth

Findings based on study of Bangladeshi women and infants, a population with known deficiency.

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes

fT3 and fT3-to-fT4 ratio correlated positively with gestational diabetes at the first and second trimester.

Effect of Esomeprazole on Prolonging Gestation in Preterm Preeclampsia

Effect of Esomeprazole on Prolonging Gestation in Preterm Preeclampsia

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As there is currently no treatment option available to slow the progression of preeclampsia, clinicians assess esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, as a therapeutic candidate for this challenging condition.

Heat-Stable Carbetocin Safe Alternative to Oxytocin for Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention

Heat-Stable Carbetocin Safe Alternative to Oxytocin for Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention

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Heat-stable carbetocin — an analog of oxytocin — was found to be noninferior to oxytocin in preventing hemorrhage associated with vaginal birth and may be beneficial in low- and middle-income countries.

2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium

2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium

Rate of acute myocardial infarction one per 12,400 for those hospitalized during pregnancy, puerperium.

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Preferred for Nursing Mothers

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Preferred for Nursing Mothers

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Women receiving the inactivated influenza vaccine demonstrated superior antibody response compared with those receiving the live attenuated influenza vaccine.

Postpartum Pain Management Recommendations From the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Postpartum Pain Management Recommendations From the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

A committee from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists formulated several recommendations for safely managing pain and fatigue in women during the early postpartum period.

Increased Maternal Mortality Risk Associated With Recurrent Preeclampsia

Increased Maternal Mortality Risk Associated With Recurrent Preeclampsia

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Recurrent hypertensive disease of pregnancy is associated with increased risk for early all-cause and some cause-specific mortality.

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

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Maternal lithium use in the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk for infant malformations.

Congenital Anomalies Not Linked to Metformin Use After First Trimester

Congenital Anomalies Not Linked to Metformin Use After First Trimester

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Metformin use during the first trimester of pregnancy is not correlated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies.

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation.

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

Women with preeclampsia with severe features had increased right ventricular systolic pressure and decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain.

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

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Researchers from the University of Bristol found no association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders.

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

In New Zealand, large proportion did not receive event debrief, referral to social support or specialist

Prenatal Pediatric Visit Recommended for Expectant Families

Prenatal Pediatric Visit Recommended for Expectant Families

Visit provides unique opportunity to address relationship between family and pediatric practice.

Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms

Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms

Association holds after adjustment for unmeasured genetic, environmental factors

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy linked to risk of poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring

Hepatitis C-Exposed Infants Not Adequately Screened

Hepatitis C-Exposed Infants Not Adequately Screened

Low screening rate seen at same time as increase in hepatitis C virus prevalence among pregnant women

Consensus Statement: Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy

Consensus Statement: Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy

Investigators summarize data regarding the management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Impact of medications on mother-infant dyad should be considered, as many women breastfeed

Diethylstilbestrol Use in Pregnancy Linked to Multigenerational Neurodevelopmental Deficits

Diethylstilbestrol Use in Pregnancy Linked to Multigenerational Neurodevelopmental Deficits

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Diethylstilbestrol exposure during pregnancy is associated with multigenerational neurodevelopmental deficits in childhood, including ADHD.

ACOG: Updated Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy

ACOG: Updated Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy

This updated Committee Opinion includes more recent data on the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccination during pregnancy, as well as recommendations for treatment and postexposure chemoprophylaxis.

In Utero Exposure to Multiple AEDs, Sodium Valproate Linked to Poor Educational Attainment in Childhood

In Utero Exposure to Multiple AEDs, Sodium Valproate Linked to Poor Educational Attainment in Childhood

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In utero exposure to AEDs in combination, or sodium valproate alone, is associated with a significant decrease in attainment in national educational tests for 7-year-old children.

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

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Standardizing postpartum depression screening in the ambulatory pediatric setting coupled with implementing a referral algorithm and referral guide can help more PPD cases be identified, further evaluated, and treated.

Childhood bullying, abuse may increase teen pregnancy risk

Childhood bullying, abuse may increase teen pregnancy risk

Bullying and maltreatment may be factors that explain the high pregnancy levels in teenage sexual minorities.

Over 7% of pregnant women smoked in 2016

Over 7% of pregnant women smoked in 2016

Of the women who gave birth in 2016, over 7% smoked cigarettes while pregnant.

Cesarean delivery linked to long-term pregnancy complications

Cesarean delivery linked to long-term pregnancy complications

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Cesarean delivery is associated with a reduced rate of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but this should be weighed against the association with increased risks for fertility, future pregnancy, and long-term childhood outcome.

USPSTF: Syphilis screenings recommended for pregnant women

USPSTF: Syphilis screenings recommended for pregnant women

The USPSTF reports that pregnant women can benefit from screening for syphilis infection.

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