Tag: newborn

Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

July 6, 2021 — Postpartum depression isn’t just something new mothers can get. Turns out it can affect new fathers, too, according to a...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000

Families with private health insurance pay around $3,000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization, while adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5,000,...

Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System

Supplementing breastfed infants with bifidobacteria promotes development of a well-regulated immune system, theoretically reducing risk of immune-mediated conditions like allergies and asthma, according to investigators....

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

Mother-to-Infant COVID-19 Transmission Is Unlikely

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Mothers exposed to COVID-19 during pregnancy are not likely to transmit...

Jack Remington, MD, Noted Toxoplasmosis Researcher, Dies at 90

Dr Jack. S. Remington Jack. S. Remington, MD, the Stanford University clinical scientist who developed a test to identify babies at risk for dangerous toxoplasmosis,...

Emollient Data Discouraging for Atopic Dermatitis Prevention

Emollients don’t prevent atopic dermatitis (AD), but they might have untapped potential as treatment, two new studies suggest. The results of a prevention study, in...

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Safe, Effective During Pregnancy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe in...

Stethoscope, Doppler May Outperform Newer Fetal Monitoring Tools

For intrapartum fetal surveillance, the old way may be the best way, according to a meta-analysis involving more than 118,000 patients. Intermittent auscultation with a...

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days....

Even a Little Coffee in Pregnancy May Impact Newborn’s Weight

“This reduction in birth weight is within the range we see in reductions of birth weight among women who smoke during pregnancy,” Gleason said, noting...

MS Bears No Effect on Certain Pregnancy Complications

Multiple sclerosis (MS) may not pose a higher risk for complications in pregnant women, according to a new study published online Feb. 3 in Neurology Clinical Practice....

Metformin Tied to Longer Gestation in Women With Preeclampsia

Metformin extended gestation by nearly a week in women with preterm preeclampsia and was also linked to a shorter neonatal hospital stay, according to findings...

Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Rates of premature births declined in Melbourne, Australia, during the first...

Labor Induction at 41 Weeks Tied to Lower Morbidity, Mortality Than Expectant Management

(Reuters Health) – Inducing labor at 41 weeks may result in a lower risk of severe adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes than expectant management until...

Antibiotics for Cesarean Effective After Cord Clamping, Better for Baby

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For pregnant women delivering by cesarean section, delaying antibiotic administration until after cord clamping is no less effective and could...

Nebulized Surfactant Shows Promise in Large Cohort

Nebulized delivery of surfactant reduced the need for intubation and liquid surfactant administration by half among newborns with signs of respiratory distress syndrome, according to...

Opposing Views for Withdrawal of Approval of Preterm Drug

The Oct. 5, 2020 move by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) suggesting the withdrawal of the approval of...

Halting Antiseizure Medication Poses No Harm in Infants

Maintaining antiseizure medication in infants who have had acute symptomatic neonatal seizures has been standard practice, but a prospective, observational, comparative effectiveness study calls that...

Possible In Utero SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The cases of two women with COVID-19 who delivered babies who...

Neonatal SARS-CoV-2 May Present With Hypoxemia Without Respiratory Distress

(Reuters Health) – Neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infection may present in the first days of life with clinically significant hypoxemia in a newborn that doesn’t have overt...

Office Visits Decimated, No ‘Vaccine Nationalism’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

COVID-19 Registry Tracks Pregnant Women, Newborns

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A multidisciplinary team of researchers has created a national registry to...

Guidance on Obstetric COVID-19 (ISUOG, 2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 — The guideline on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection control during pregnancy and puerperium was...