A cohort study of more than a half million individuals suggests that maternal anemia in early pregnancy may have a negative impact on a fetus’s neurodevelopment.
Complications of Pregnancy
A recent study sought to estimate the degree to which women at high risk for developing severe maternal morbidity deliver at appropriate levels in maternal care centers.
Ob/gyns sometimes need to go beyond guidelines when making judgment calls, as is the case with whether to induce at 37 weeks for gestational hypertension.
New research tracking the rate of chronic hypertension among pregnant women over 40 years has uncovered startling trends regarding its prevalence.
A randomized trial examined whether cytomegalovirus (CMV) hyperimmune globulin is the answer to preventing CMV infection during pregnancy.
While water fluoridation has great benefits for tooth decay prevention, research indicates that in pregnant women, fluoride crosses the placenta and accumulates in brain regions involved in learning and memory.
In addition to neurocognitive disorder and chomosomal aneuploidies, advanced paternal age has been associated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies and cancer in offspring.
Ultrasonography plays a critical role in the diagnosis of both complete and partial molar pregnancy.
Management of OSA in pregnant women should continue through the postpartum period and should be multidisciplinary.
CSP is a challenge but management is possible with a multidisciplinary approach.