Pregnancy and Birth

Cord Blood Awareness: Quick facts

July 06, 2020

For Cord Blood Awareness Month, here are some updated usages and FDA regulations for practitioners using cord blood.

New study analyzes NICU utilization trends

July 02, 2020

NICU utilization trends have yet to be thoroughly investigated.

Additional risk factors for COVID-19

July 01, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its list of demographics at higher risk for COVID-19, due to new evidence.

Recurrent SUDI and causes of death

June 30, 2020

A new report in Archives of Disease in Children examined the rates of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) among families that occurred after a previous incident of SUDI.

Managing pregnant patients: Which in-person and virtual visits are necessary

June 24, 2020

Telehealth has made its way into many ob/gyn practices. With many patients hesitant to visit their doctors in person, it may be difficult to convince them to schedule in-person visits.

Postpartum etonogestrel-releasing implants and depression

June 24, 2020

Rates of depression at 6 weeks postpartum among adolescents and young adults (AYA) were significantly lower in those initiating immediate postpartum etonogestrel (ENG) implants compared to other birth control methods, according to new research.

Port-site local anesthetic injection for laparoendoscopic surgery

June 18, 2020

A South Korean prospective study has concluded that an injection of port-site bupivacaine hydrochloride following gynecologic laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LSSS) does not provide any additive effect in alleviating postoperative umbilical pain.

Is hypothyroidism in pregnancy overtreated?

June 17, 2020

Results of new research suggest that in Canada, hypothyroidism in pregnancy may be overtreated.

Pregnancy in deaf and hard of hearing women

June 16, 2020

Women who are deaf or hard of hearing have a higher risk of complications in pregnancy, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Paucity of evidence limits known impact of CSPs

June 12, 2020

As we are now incorporating the new post-COVID-19 “normal” into our routines, our editor-in-chief, Dr. Catherine Spong, reflects on parallels with changes that went into play with the identification and management of patients with HIV.