Guidelines include use of lowest effective dose, smallest quantity of opioids needed for expected pain.
Women with 5 or more live births at increased risk for coronary heart disease, hospitalized MI.
Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?
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.
Overall, 49% of pregnant women with syphilis did not report any of 15 risk factors.
Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal.
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 in amphetamine-, opioid-related deliveries disproportionate between rural vs. urban counties.
Between 2007 and 2016, pregnancy-associated mortality related to opioids more than doubled.
Six-month interval associated with greater risk than 18-month interval for women of any age.
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.
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 PregnancyNovember 07, 2018
For women who are pregnant, influenza vaccines may moderately protect against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalization.
Based on data from 40 jurisdictions, increase from 5.2 to 5.6% in GDM from 2012 to 2016.
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.
The number of cesarean deliveries has nearly doubled from 2000 to 2015, with overuse occurring most frequently in middle- and high-income countries.
Preeclampsia seems to be associated with an increased risk for dementia, especially vascular dementia, with a stronger correlation for late-onset disease.
Rates of preterm birth, low-birth weight lower among low-income women.
Reduced head circumference in the offspring of women with untreated bipolar disorder appeared to be related to sociodemographic characteristics.
Third Trimester Immunization With Tdap Vaccine Optimal for Pertussis Toxin Antibody Concentrations in NewbornsOctober 19, 2018
Immunization with Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy resulted in higher concentrations of pertussis toxin antibodies in newborns.
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.
The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.
Higher risk for problems seen among black women, women with other health conditions.
Rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery similar for immediate pushing or waiting for 60 minutes.
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 TdapOctober 03, 2018
The monovalent acellular pertussis vaccine may be beneficial to neonates whose mothers did not receive Tdap vaccine during pregnancy.
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may increase the risk for hot flashes during menopause.
Use of ondansetron for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy does not appear to be associated with birth defects.
The recent Supreme Court decision on crisis pregnancy centers is expected to complicate the future of some health laws.
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.