As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to escalate, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) has released guidance on the maternal, fetal and neonatal implications of the disease.
Pregnancy and Birth
Finnish researchers say that maternal smoking during pregnancy leads to reduced infant body length and head circumference, effects that remain unchanged even if a woman stops smoking during the first trimester.
Women with depression are more than three times more likely to use cannabis while pregnant, according to a recent study from Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
New research indicates that unintended pregnancy is much more likely in women with than without disabilities
In-depth interviews with program administrators in Texas show that changes to Title X are decreasing access to services for teens and the quality of those services.
An incentive-based prenatal smoking cessation program for low-income women appears to improve birth outcomes and reduce costs.
These four statements can help provide ob/gyns with guidance about how to counsel patients with substance use disorder about breastfeeding.
Immediate postplacental insertion of an IUD is not only convenient for the patient, but also safe and effective for postpartum contraception. Here's what to be mindful of when performing the procedure following cesarean delivery.
A new Swedish study indicates that the condition may be associated with higher risk of teenage birth, which could have negative health consequences for both the mothers and their babies.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the outcomes of mothers and their babies in Appalachia and the Delta with those of their counterparts elsewhere in the United States.