Prenatal exposure to tobacco and marijuana can affect infant size and behavior, according to a recently published study. Plus: Is HT-NIPT cost-effective for guiding postpartum use of anti-D? Also: A recent study shows that lesbian and bisexual (LB) women have a greater likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) than their heterosexual counterparts.
Susan C Olmstead and Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, discuss birth plans and whether there is a place for them.
The Perinatal Quality Foundation's exam tests clinician knowledge of fetal heart rate monitoring technology using simulation.
A first-of-its-kind report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) suggests that many teens and women in small towns or suburbs or who lack health insurance are receiving routine prenatal care from providers who are not ob/gyns.