There are several biological mechanisms behind the age-related drop in female fertility--and a number of tests to assess this decline.
Pessaries in patients with prolapse symptoms
At the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, the efficacy and satisfaction rates of pessaries in patients with prolapse symptoms were discussed.
Association between prenatal COVID-19 exposure and neurodevelopment
In a recent study, Developmental Assessment of Young Children, second edition scores for neurodevelopmental outcomes did not differ between infants exposed to maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy and those not exposed.
Association between eviction and child health outcomes
In a recent review, recent eviction was associated with worse child health outcomes.
Diet of mother’s milk vs formula has no effect on preterm infant microbiome
For preterm infants, clinical outcomes from microbial mechanisms are not affected by a diet of only human milk compared to bovine milk formulas or fortifiers.
Managing pregnancy in adolescents
At the 44th National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, evidence-based approaches for supporting pregnant adolescents were discussed.
Do cesarean-section babies still receive essential microbes?
Nearly 59% of an infant’s microbiota composition is transferred by their mother.
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