Pregnancy

Third Trimester Immunization With Tdap Vaccine Optimal for Pertussis Toxin Antibody Concentrations in Newborns

Third Trimester Immunization With Tdap Vaccine Optimal for Pertussis Toxin Antibody Concentrations in Newborns

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Immunization with Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy resulted in higher concentrations of pertussis toxin antibodies in newborns.

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

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The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.

Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity

Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity

Higher risk for problems seen among black women, women with other health conditions.

Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

Rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery similar for immediate pushing or waiting for 60 minutes.

Need for Adequate Screening for Infants With HCV Infected Mothers During Pregnancy

Need for Adequate Screening for Infants With HCV Infected Mothers During Pregnancy

One of the goals of the US Department of Health and Human Services National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan is to eliminate mother-to-infant transmission of HCV infection.

Monovalent Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Safe and Effective for Neonates With Mothers Unvaccinated for Tdap

Monovalent Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Safe and Effective for Neonates With Mothers Unvaccinated for Tdap

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The monovalent acellular pertussis vaccine may be beneficial to neonates whose mothers did not receive Tdap vaccine during pregnancy.

Disorders in Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Hot Flashes During Menopause

Disorders in Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Hot Flashes During Menopause

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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may increase the risk for hot flashes during menopause.

Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects

Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects

Use of ondansetron for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy does not appear to be associated with birth defects.

Uncertain Future for Health Laws After Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Center Ruling

Uncertain Future for Health Laws After Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Center Ruling

The recent Supreme Court decision on crisis pregnancy centers is expected to complicate the future of some health laws.

Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes With Micronutrients

Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes With Micronutrients

As healthy levels of folic acid, iodine, magnesium, vitamin D, and iron demonstrate improved outcomes in pregnancy, understanding of the function of these essential nutrients on health would benefit family practitioners caring for women of childbearing age.

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.

Case Study: Worsening Headache After Giving Birth

Case Study: Worsening Headache After Giving Birth

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A 32-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with gradually worsening generalized headache 8 days after giving birth to her second child.

Cesarean Delivery, Early Childhood Antibiotic Use Not Associated With Risk for ADHD

Cesarean Delivery, Early Childhood Antibiotic Use Not Associated With Risk for ADHD

This research rejects any association between increased risk for ADHD and changes in children's microbiota related to cesarean delivery or antibiotic use.

The Ethics of Forced Cesareans: An Unthinkable Practice, Examined

The Ethics of Forced Cesareans: An Unthinkable Practice, Examined

"Moral norms" in the medical domain must be applied to pregnant women and their physicians.

AAP Report Addresses Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

AAP Report Addresses Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Recommendations developed to support pediatric providers in managing patients with FASD diagnosis.

Effect of Folic Acid Supplementation on Pre-Eclampsia Prevention in High-Risk Patients

Effect of Folic Acid Supplementation on Pre-Eclampsia Prevention in High-Risk Patients

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High-dose folic acid supplementation beyond the first trimester does not prevent pre-eclampsia in high-risk women.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women.

Including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in CVD Risk Score Does Not Improve CVD Risk Prediction

Including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in CVD Risk Score Does Not Improve CVD Risk Prediction

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Adding history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to the current cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score does not improve CVD prediction in low-risk women.

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Long-term effects seen in mothers, but offspring not significantly overweight, obese.

Perinatal Photoperiod May Influence Lifetime Depression in Offspring

Perinatal Photoperiod May Influence Lifetime Depression in Offspring

Extreme differences in daily photoperiod during pregnancy may be related to risk for lifetime depression in offspring.

Adverse Effects of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy: Current Research Is Questionable at Best

Adverse Effects of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy: Current Research Is Questionable at Best

Many women are unconvinced of the potential harmful effects of marijuana use in pregnancy due to the lack of available evidence.

Labor Induction Linked to Hypertensive Complication Prevention in Women With Chronic Hypertension

Labor Induction Linked to Hypertensive Complication Prevention in Women With Chronic Hypertension

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For expectant mothers with chronic hypertension, labor induction after 38 weeks of gestation may prevent hypertensive complications without increasing the risk of cesarean delivery.

Cell-Free DNA vs Invasive Fetal Karyotyping for High-Risk Pregnancies

Cell-Free DNA vs Invasive Fetal Karyotyping for High-Risk Pregnancies

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For women with pregnancies at high risk for trisomy 21, performing cell-free DNA tests over direct invasive karyotyping procedures did not reduce the risk for miscarriage.

USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy

USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy

Screening results in decrease in incidence of congenital syphilis; no harms identified for penicillin.

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

While it is now well-established that having MS should not limit patients' reproductive choices, this was not always the case.

Labor Induction Reduces Cesarean Delivery Frequency for Low-Risk Women

Labor Induction Reduces Cesarean Delivery Frequency for Low-Risk Women

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Cesarean delivery frequency may be significantly reduced with induction of labor at 39 weeks in low-risk nulliparous expectant mothers.

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.

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