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 ChildhoodApril 09, 2018
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.
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.
Bullying and maltreatment may be factors that explain the high pregnancy levels in teenage sexual minorities.
Of the women who gave birth in 2016, over 7% smoked cigarettes while pregnant.
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.
The USPSTF reports that pregnant women can benefit from screening for syphilis infection.
Early treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy can prevent complications.
Prenatal marijuana use increased from 2009 to 2016 for pregnant women of all ages.
Women with significant attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder do not need to stop treatment during pregnancy.
Treatment with ADHD medication during pregnancy was associated with a higher risk for neonatal morbidity, especially central nervous system-related disorders such as seizures.
Preterm preeclampsia occurred in 13 participants (1.6%) in the aspirin group, as compared with 35 (4.3%) in the placebo group.
The baby's behavior at 2 to 4 weeks after birth is not likely due to exposure to medication or depression.
Use of azithromycin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and quinolones was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion during pregnancy.
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.