Topical interventions on the vaginal microbiota in postmenopausal womenApril 28th 2022
Vaginal estradiol tablets produced significant changes in vaginal microbiota and metabolome with a lowering pH, especially in women with highly divers bacterial communities at baseline, according to a secondary analysis in JAMA Network Open.
Labor neuraxial analgesia and maternal morbidityApril 21st 2022
The use of labor neuraxial analgesia for vaginal delivery was associated with a 14% decrease in the risk of severe maternal morbidity (SMM), including postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), compared to vaginal delivery without neuraxial analgesia, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
SARS-CoV-2 infections and serious obstetric complicationsApril 20th 2022
A retrospective cohort study published in JAMA found that pregnant and postpartum women with SARS-CoV-2 infection were at a significantly increased risk of maternal mortality or serious morbidity from common obstetric complications.
Prenatal attachment levels enhanced with positive body self-perceptionApril 19th 2022
Prenatal attachment levels were enhanced among pregnant women who were pleased with their appearance and body, displayed a positive attitude about their physical fitness, and engaged in practices that bolstered their health and physical capacity, according to a study in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing.
Genital hygiene and infectionsApril 14th 2022
Women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) and/or vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) were significantly less likely to use intimate soap and moist wipes after urination compared to healthy women without any vulvovaginal symptoms, according to a cross-sectional study published in the journal Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia.