Exercise During Pregnancy Improves Baby’s Brain Development
New research shows that babies born to mothers who exercised during pregnancy have more mature brains than babies whose mothers did not exercise.
Planned Cesarean for Twin Delivery Is Not Safer, Study Finds
Outcomes were similar for planned cesarean delivery and vaginal delivery of twins. Also, cesarean section does not reduce the higher risk of adverse outcomes for the second twin.
Female Providers, Residents More Likely to Order HPV Testing for Low-Risk Women
Female providers were twice as likely as their male counterparts to order HPV testing for low-risk women aged 30 to 65 who had normal Pap smear results.
Women’s Understanding of Pelvic Floor Disorders Is Poor
Women overall know little about urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but the knowledge gap is greater for non-white women, survey results show.
Exposure to Pesticides Increases Risk of Endometriosis
The risk of endometriosis is 30% to 70% higher in women exposed to the organochlorine pesticides beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and mirex, new research finds.
Study Reveals a Possible Downside of Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy
A new study has shown that acetaminophen use in pregnancy may be associated with neurodevelopmental adverse effects in the offspring of women who used the drug.
Midwife Collaborations Continue to Evolve
• Leading experts discuss the emergence of certified nurse midwives into mainstream obstetric care.
• Has your practice implemented collaborative care practices?
Ovarian Cancer Treatment: Is a Vaccine Possible?
An innovative, individualized vaccine that may prolong the remission period of ovarian cancer survivors has been developed. Will it work?