Ranging from a comparison between hospital and home births to an update from the CDC on infant mortality, these are five of the most noteworthy obstetric-focused studies published in August 2019.
Do prenatal estrogen levels affect autism risk?
New research examined whether levels of prenatal estriol, estradiol, estrone, and estrone sulphate in amniotic fluid are associated with autism.
CDC releases report on infant mortality
Although the infant mortality rate in the United States appears to have stalled, racial and ethnic disparities in trends in this area persist, according to the recent report.
Read more: CDC releases report on infant mortality
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Two-decade study of medical imaging in pregnancy
New data suggests that while imaging practice patterns have changed over the past 20 years, exposure in pregnancy may vary by a woman’s age and race.
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Do postpartum blood transfusions carry increased risk of transfusion reactions?
Although blood transfusions can be a lifesaving measure for postpartum hemorrhage, adverse transfusion reactions (TRs) carry significant concerns, according to new research.
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Comparing risk for home versus hospital births
As more women in wealthy countries choose to birth at home, concerns persist about perinatal and neonatal mortality in an out-of-hospital delivery setting.
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