March 30th 2023
Multiple studies have indicated a greater risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality when births occur in out-of-hospital settings.
In a recent study, women who underwent medically-assisted reproduction were more likely to experience negative psychiatric effects because of remaining childless after treatment.
March 29th 2023
In a recent study, Black and Hispanic patients were more likely to experience postpartum emergency department care.
March 21st 2023
In a recent study, active management for early pregnancy loss, also known as miscarriage, was seen less often in emergency departments compared to outpatient clinics.
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.
How to diagnose and treat cesarean scar pregnancy
CSP is a challenge but management is possible with a multidisciplinary approach.
Support during pregnancy for women at risk for low birthweight babies
A recent review examined how effective pregnancy support programs are in reducing low birthweight or preterm birth prevalence.
Does umbilical cord milking at birth increase superior vena cava blood flow?
New research explored whether umbilical cord milking in preterm infants improves functional cardiac outcomes, neonatal morbidity or mortality.
Does drug treatment work for obstetric cholestasis?
Results of a new study by investigators in UK call into question whether ursodeoxycholic acid should be used to treat pregnant women with intrahepatic cholestasis.
Two-decade study of medical imaging in pregnancy
New data suggests that while imaging practice patterns have changed over the past 20 years, exposure in pregnancy may vary by a woman’s age and race.
Preterm birth, low birth weight, and social relationships
A systematic review and meta-analysis by UK authors sheds new light on social outcomes in adults who were born preterm or at LBW.
Does maternal obesity influence risk of childhood cancer?
A new analysis tested the hypothesis that maternal anthropometric characteristics were associated with increased risk of subsequent childhood cancer development.
Risk of stillbirth in women who go beyond ‘term’
A recent analysis suggests that after a certain number of gestational weeks, the risk of stillbirth increases dramatically.
Can a cervical pessary prevent PTB?
For a patient with a short cervix, you may want to consider using a pessary during her pregnancy.
A combination therapy to prevent preterm birth
Although two tocolytic agents have been used as monotherapies to prevent PTB, a recent study found they were more effective in combination.
ACC/AHA guidelines for identifying gestational hypertension
A recent study examined whether using an expanded definition for hypertension would result in better identification of women at risk for gestational hypertension.
Measles outbreak: Pregnancy implications
Here's how ob/gyns should counsel their pregnant patients to ensure their pregnancy is not complicated by measles.
Reproductive issues in sickle cell disease
Three cases illustrate the unique challenges ob/gyns face while caring for SCD patients at various life stages.
Origins of Lynch Syndrome
Although the syndrome is named after the "father of hereditary cancer," it hasn't always been referred to as such.
Does cannabis use increase a woman’s risk for PTB?
Many pregnant patients have turned to the drug for relief of hyperemesis, but little is known about associated adverse maternal, perinatal, and neonatal outcomes.
How women’s magazines misrepresent fertility in older women
A new study indicates that millions of women may not realize the impact age has on fertility due to coverage of celebrity pregnancies in consumer magazines.
Does being denied an abortion have long-term physical health consequences?
A recent study chronicled the physical health of women 5 years after they either received or were denied abortion services.
How often do pregnant women drink alcohol?
The effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy are well known, but a small but not insignificant number of women are not getting the message.
Study supports noninvasive testing for Down syndrome in twins
Results from a prospective study indicate that cfDNA testing for trisomy 21 may be just as effective in twin pregnancies as singletons.
FDA authorizes marketing of first Zika diagnostic
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of a test to detect Zika virus immunoglobulin (IgM) antibodies in the bloodstream.
Health risks of OCs versus pregnancy
New research indicates an alarming number of men and women are uninformed about the health risks of pregnancy, and this ignorance may be contributing to the malpractice crisis.
Frequency of and risks associated with syncope in pregnancy
New research illustrates why it's important for ob/gyns to discuss syncope history with their pregnant patients.
Thomas Dudley Kimble, MD, discusses drospirenone
Dr. Kimble discusses a new progestin hormone that can be used for birth control and identifies which patients could benefit from it.
Maternal cigarette smoking and risk of preterm birth
A recent study aimed to quantify the reduction in PTB risk when expectant mothers who smoke are able to quit.
Outpatient versus inpatient care for PPROM
A retrospective study compared several obstetric and neonatal outcomes of women with PPROM to determine whether outpatient or hospitalization should be the standard of care.
3D imaging tracks fetal head and brain shape during labor
Recently published 3D MRI images show how the fetal head changes between prelabor and the second stage of labor to facilitate vaginal delivery.
Gestational weight gain
In this Medical News Minute, Dr. Bobby Lazzara discusses the associations between ranges of gestational weight gain with maternal and infant outcomes.
Can epileptic seizures be predicted in pregnancy?
Epileptic women are much more likely to die during pregnancy, but a prognostic model may help predict which women are at higher risk of adverse events.
Antibiotic prophylaxis and operative vaginal delivery
Routine antibiotic prophylaxis for women undergoing operative vaginal birth is not currently recommended, but results from a recent study may compel a change to that guidance.
Reproductive risks of advanced paternal age
Older age in men may impair conception and it can also have implications for fetal wellbeing, birth outcomes, and long-term health of offspring.
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