March 17th 2023
For preterm infants, clinical outcomes from microbial mechanisms are not affected by a diet of only human milk compared to bovine milk formulas or fortifiers.
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Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, 7th Edition Prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalitiesFebruary 3rd 2022
Protocol 5 - In this protocol, Norton reviews the pathophysiology of fetal aneuploidy and the wide range of tests for it. Included are perspectives on cell-free DNA testing, first-trimester combined screening, nuchal translucency (NT) sonography, and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), as well as quad marker screening in the second trimester in appropriate cases, and combined first- and second-trimester screening.
The effect of eating disorders in pregnancy on neurodevelopmental risk in infantsJanuary 24th 2022
Eating disorders carry many risks. An investigation looks into whether they can increase the risk of certain neurodevelopmental conditions in the children of mothers with a history of eating disorders.
Strategies to modernize newborn screeningJanuary 14th 2022
Because many groups have a stake in newborn screening, “Who will take responsibility for integrating varying perspectives to modernize newborn screening?” Bailey pondered. “Funding and auspice will be critical decisions.”
MiPATH Prenatal Care Recommendations: a how-to guide for maternity care professionals
Together, the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists (ACOG) and the University of Michigan developed MiPATH recommendations (Michigan Plan for Appropriate Tailored Healthcare) to create comprehensive, tailored prenatal care plans for patients.
Maternal nativity and disparities in preeclampsiaJanuary 6th 2022
A cross-sectional analysis of the Boston Birth Cohort (BBC) from 1998 to 2016 has found that maternal nativity and duration of United States residence were linked to preeclampsia among non-Hispanic Black women, but not among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women, after adjusting for sociodemographic and cardiovascular risk factors.
White House Maternal Health Day of Action Summit: What you missedDecember 9th 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris hosted the White House’s first-ever Maternal Health Day of Action Summit on Dec. 7. During the Summit, Harris outlined the administration’s new initiatives and issued a nationwide call to action for public and private sectors to help improve maternal health outcomes.
Solutions for spinal headachesDecember 7th 2021
Curbside Consults delivers expert perspectives from physicians outside the ob-gyn specialty to provide insight into various health issues affecting pregnant women. In this installment, we learn more about the diagnosis and management of headaches in postpartum patients.
SMFM Consult Series #56: Hepatitis C in pregnancy: updated guidelines
SMFM Consult Series #56: Hepatitis C in pregnancy: updated screening, treatment, and management guidelines.
Prenatal exposure to certain metals increase risk of atopic dermatitis in childrenNovember 4th 2021
Prenatal exposure to inorganic arsenic and coexposure to inorganic arsenic and cadmium was found to increase risk of atopic dermatitis by up to 2.42-fold in young Taiwanese children.
Women with sleep-disordered breathing linked to insulin resistance and gestational diabetes riskNovember 4th 2021
An abstract presented at CHEST 2021 showed that women who entered pregnancy with sleep-disordered breathing were associated with higher levels of insulin resistance and potential risk of gestational diabetes.
Adverse pregnancy outcomes linked to socioeconomic and ethnic inequalitiesNovember 3rd 2021
Socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities among women in England were responsible for adverse pregnancy outcomes such as stillbirths, preterm births, and births with fetal growth restriction, with the largest inequalities among Black and South Asian women.
Impact of marijuana: Frequently asked questionsOctober 12th 2021
With growing public endorsement of the potential benefits of marijuana, it is important for health care providers to effectively counsel patients regarding its effects on fertility and future offspring.