A study examines whether postpartum depression is on the decline. Plus: Are women who develop preeclampsia at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn't? Also, a look at the impact of severe nutrition deficiency in pregnancy on the development of mental health disorders in offspring.
Susan C Olmstead and Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, discuss birth plans and whether there is a place for them.
Two cases illustrate how jury verdicts and awards to plaintiffs may differ drastically in medical malpractice trials.
What are the long-term benefits of breastmilk for preterm babies? Also, a first-of-its-kind study looks at maternal folate levels and BMI and the role they play in the child's risk of obesity. Plus: What are the adverse neonatal outcomes of untreated depression in the mother?
The CDC has released new guidelines for interpreting Zika virus tests. Also, is the trend for triplet and higher-order birth rate going up or down? Plus: Do preemies benefit from maternal vaccines?
The CDC issues a report on the fetal and infant mortality rates. And, could a blood marker indicate that some women have a greater risk of developing postpartum depression? Plus: Does premature birth have a psychological impact on the infant?