An incentive-based prenatal smoking cessation program for low-income women appears to improve birth outcomes and reduce costs.
Pregnancy and Birth
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.
When trying to determine which antidepressants should be initiated for perinatal depression, several factors should be considered.
Life expectancy of patients with SCD now approximates 50 years of age, compared to 10 years of age in the 1970s. This major improvement in outcomes didn't spontaneously happen.
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.
Substance use need not be an absolute barrier to breastfeeding, but drug- and patient-specific guidance with counseling free of bias are the keys.