From research on whether high-risk pregnancies are receiving the proper level of care to a 40-year study on hypertension in pregnancy, these are five of the most noteworthy obstetric-focused studies published in September 2019.
Are high-risk pregnancies receiving the appropriate level of care?
A recent study sought to estimate the degree to which women at high risk for developing severe maternal morbidity deliver at appropriate levels in maternal care centers.
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How does the presence of midwives affect care and birth outcomes?
New research compared labor care processes and birth outcomes between births in medical centers with both midwives and physicians versus those receiving only physician care.
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Planned early delivery or ‘wait and see’ for late preterm preeclampsia?
Researchers say that planned early delivery in mothers with late preterm preeclampsia may result in fewer maternal deaths, but it is not without tradeoffs.
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Does cesarean delivery increase risk of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders?
A study by European researchers suggests that there may be a link between birth by cesarean delivery and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Trends in chronic hypertension in pregnancy
New research tracking the rate of chronic hypertension among pregnant women over 40 years has uncovered startling trends regarding its prevalence.
Read more: Trends in chronic hypertension in pregnancy
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