Tag: pregnancy

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...

PCOS Linked to Postpartum Depression, Prenatal Mood

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with postpartum depression, and prenatal depressed mood and anxiety mediate the association, highlighting the...

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...

One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria

About 20% of gestational carriers at one institution did not meet recommended criteria developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, according to a retrospective...

Pregnancy Safe After Transposition of the Great Arteries Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who have had the arterial switch operation to correct transposition of the great arteries tolerate pregnancy well with few...

Even for Wealthy, US Healthcare Can’t Match Care in Other Nations

(Reuters Health) – When it comes to health care, even privileged white Americans fare worse than the average citizens of 12 other developed countries, a...

Nurse Burnout Has Soared During Pandemic, Survey Shows

Nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), when asked to rate their burnout before the pandemic and 6 months into it, reported levels that in...

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...

Pregnancy Does Not Increase Seizures in Women With Epilepsy

Women with epilepsy do not have an increased seizure rate during pregnancy as long as they have their medication levels carefully monitored, a new study...

Labor Induction at 39 Weeks May Improve Neonatal Outcomes

Labor induction at 39 weeks instead of 41 weeks may have a positive impact on neonatal outcomes, Aaron B. Caughey, MD, PhD, said at the 2020...

Pregnant Women Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec. 18, 2020 — Pregnant women or nursing moms who want the COVID-19 vaccine should get one, experts say. That’s true even though there’s...

Most Pregnant Women With COVID Are Asymptomatic

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus don’t have symptoms, a new...

Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Doesn’t Increase Recurrence Risk

Breast cancer survivors are less likely to get pregnant and have higher risks of some delivery and fetal complications, according to a meta-analysis reported at the 2020...

FDA Gives Guidance on Allergy, Pregnancy Concerns for COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified its guidance...

Charting of the Human Genome, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton announced completion of what was arguably one of the greatest advances of the modern era: the first draft sequence...

COVID-19 Impacts Women’s Contraception Choices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The rate of unintended pregnancies in the United States has decreased...

HHS, Surgeon General Urge Action on Maternal Health

The US surgeon general and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are calling on healthcare professionals, hospitals, employers, insurers, women, and the nation to...

From Cradle to Grave, Alcohol Is Bad for the Brain

There is “compelling” evidence of the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain. The greatest risk occurs during three periods of life that are marked...

FDA, Researchers Still in the Weeds on Cannabis, CBD, and Gender

The results of the election still remain murky, but with an additional five states legalizing medicinal or recreational cannabis use last month voters have sent a...

Metformin Improves Most Outcomes for T2D During Pregnancy

Women with type 2 diabetes who take metformin during pregnancy to control their blood glucose levels experience a range of benefits, including reduced weight gain,...

IVF Won’t Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization don’t appear to increase a...

First Dietary Guidelines for Americans From Birth to 24 Months

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health & Human Services aim to release new dietary guidelines by the end of 2020. For the...

Pregnancy Can Be Safe With Interstitial Lung Disease

Pregnant women with interstitial lung disease (ILD) related to autoimmune disease may not necessarily need to terminate their pregnancies if they have close monitoring before,...

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...

‘Cardio-obstetrics’ Tied to Better Outcome in Pregnancy With CVD

A multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team-based care model may help improve cardiovascular care for pregnant women with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a recent study. “We sought...