Pregnancy and Birth

Do maternal vaccinations lead to adverse early-childhood health outcomes?

July 30, 2020

A literature review published in Pediatrics analyzed whether the practice of immunizations during pregnancy influence other early health outcomes.

Apgar scores and gestational age as predictors for neonatal death

July 30, 2020

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine investigated the joint effect of gestational age and Apgar scores on the risks of neonatal death.

Racial disparities in healthcare impact post-surgery outcomes

July 29, 2020

A new report in Pediatrics investigated whether black children were likely to have more complications and greater mortality following surgery than their white peers.

Pregnancy after breast cancer in patients with germline BRCA mutations

July 24, 2020

The study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology is a follow-up to a study conducted by the same authors to evaluate if pregnancy is safe in breast cancer patients who have hormone-sensitive breast cancer.

Novel autoantibody a major risk factor for recurrent pregnancy loss

July 23, 2020

The results of this study allowed researchers to identify the onset mechanism of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), especially in some cases that would have otherwise remained unexplained.

Why COVID-19 rarely exists in fetuses and newborns

July 22, 2020

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may shed light on why the virus has rarely been found in fetuses and newborns of mothers infected with COVID-19.

Climate change associated with preterm birth, stillbirth and other adverse outcomes

July 20, 2020

A recent systematic review found that climate change-related exacerbation of the two exposures may be having an adverse effect on obstetric outcomes.

S1E4: Dr. Kristina Adams-Waldorf: Pandemics, pathogens and perseverance

July 16, 2020

This episode of Pap Talk by Contemporary OB/GYN features an interview with Dr. Kristina Adams-Waldorf, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Adjunct Professor in Global Health at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine in Seattle.

S1E3: Dr. Emily S. Miller: Placental pathology and MVM evidence

July 16, 2020

This episode of Pap Talk by Contemporary OB/GYN features an interview with Dr. Emily S. Miller, with Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.

NICHD fetal growth calculators now available

July 15, 2020

Two calculators for practitioners to estimate fetal growth percentiles, velocity and account for racial and ethnic variation from the NICHD are now available.