Pregnancy

Pregnancy Reduces the Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder Among Women and Their Partners

Pregnancy Reduces the Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder Among Women and Their Partners

Despite the reduction in the ability to exercise free will associated with substance use disorders and the severity of these disorders, pregnancy appears to have protective effects.

Pain Management Following Reduced Routine Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery

Pain Management Following Reduced Routine Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery

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Eliminating routine oral opioid prescription following cesarean delivery may reduce opioid consumption without jeopardizing pain control or patient satisfaction.

Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD

Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD

Increased risk for new-onset, postpartum mental illness observed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants.

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism: Pregnant and Pediatric Patients

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism: Pregnant and Pediatric Patients

In this 3-part series, Hematology Advisor spoke with experts about the revisions to the ASH clinical practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism.

Treating Acute Migraine During Pregnancy: The Need for Guidelines

Treating Acute Migraine During Pregnancy: The Need for Guidelines

Pregnant women presenting with migraine to acute care settings were found to be treated with therapeutic agents ranging from safe and effective medications to others with unclear efficacy and potential teratogenicity.

Is Bed Rest Necessary in Pregnancy?

Is Bed Rest Necessary in Pregnancy?

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Although bed rest was once frequently advised in pregnancy, clinicians today routinely warn against bed rest for most pregnant patients due to potential negative effects.

Cesarean Delivery Outcomes May Influence Risk for Early Childhood Overweight

Cesarean Delivery Outcomes May Influence Risk for Early Childhood Overweight

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Elective cesarean delivery may influence the risk of early childhood overweight.

Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk After Childbirth

Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk After Childbirth

After childbirth, the risk for pelvic floor disorders varies by delivery mode.

Prenatal Malaria Exposure Modulates Innate Immune Responses at Birth

Prenatal Malaria Exposure Modulates Innate Immune Responses at Birth

Placental malaria has a profound effect on the fetal immune system, and prenatal malaria exposure categories may drive heterogeneity to malaria susceptibility.

Study Finds Intrauterine Levonorgestrel Contraceptive System Safe, Effective

Study Finds Intrauterine Levonorgestrel Contraceptive System Safe, Effective

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A levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine system was found to be safe and effective for pregnancy prevention.

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Does Not Reduce Late Miscarriages, Preterm Birth

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Does Not Reduce Late Miscarriages, Preterm Birth

No evidence for reduction in risk for late miscarriage or spontaneous preterm birth as a result of screening and treatment for bacterial vaginosis.

Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth

Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth

Guidelines include use of lowest effective dose, smallest quantity of opioids needed for expected pain.

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Women with 5 or more live births at increased risk for coronary heart disease, hospitalized MI.

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

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Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?

Uterine Transplant From Deceased Donor Results in Successful Childbirth

Uterine Transplant From Deceased Donor Results in Successful Childbirth

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The first successful case of a live birth following uterine transplantation from a deceased donor was reported at the São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil.

2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women

2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women

Overall, 49% of pregnant women with syphilis did not report any of 15 risk factors.

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal.

Does Gestational Age at Birth Impact Seizure Risk Following Receipt of Measles Vaccine?

Does Gestational Age at Birth Impact Seizure Risk Following Receipt of Measles Vaccine?

The study utilized the Vaccine Safety Datalink and included children who received the first dose of a measles-containing vaccine between 12 and 23 months old during the study period of January 1, 2003 to September 20, 2015.

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women

Increase in amphetamine-, opioid-related deliveries disproportionate between rural vs. urban counties.

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up

Between 2007 and 2016, pregnancy-associated mortality related to opioids more than doubled.

Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk

Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk

Six-month interval associated with greater risk than 18-month interval for women of any age.

Assessment of Bacterial Vaginosis Screening, Treatment for Prevention of Preterm Delivery

Assessment of Bacterial Vaginosis Screening, Treatment for Prevention of Preterm Delivery

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Treatment with oral clindamycin for pregnant women with bacterial vaginosis in their first trimester does not reduce the risk of late miscarriage or very preterm delivery.

Universal vs Risk-Based Screening in Pregnancy: An Expert Weighs In

Universal vs Risk-Based Screening in Pregnancy: An Expert Weighs In

There is a lack of consensus among experts and professional organizations whether HCV screening in pregnant women should be risk based or universal.

Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy

Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy

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For women who are pregnant, influenza vaccines may moderately protect against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalization.

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0% in 2016

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0% in 2016

Based on data from 40 jurisdictions, increase from 5.2 to 5.6% in GDM from 2012 to 2016.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient for assessing the balance of harms and benefits of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and pregnant women.

Significant Increase Seen in Cesarean Deliveries Worldwide

Significant Increase Seen in Cesarean Deliveries Worldwide

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The number of cesarean deliveries has nearly doubled from 2000 to 2015, with overuse occurring most frequently in middle- and high-income countries.

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia seems to be associated with an increased risk for dementia, especially vascular dementia, with a stronger correlation for late-onset disease.

Midwifery Care Cuts Poor Birth Outcomes vs Physician Care

Midwifery Care Cuts Poor Birth Outcomes vs Physician Care

Rates of preterm birth, low-birth weight lower among low-income women.

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