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The advice that many overweight and obese women are receiving on gestational weight gain from their providers is insufficient and often inappropriate, research shows.
Gestational Diabetes Has Ramifications for Offspring
Obese children whose moms had gestational diabetes are about 6 times more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes than other obese children.
Watch for High Blood Pressure in Women Who Use Donor Eggs for IVF
The risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension is more than 3 times higher in women who become pregnant using a donor egg, research confirms.
New Info on the Safety of A/H1N1 Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy
Evidence mounts that flu vaccine in pregnancy is safe, but congenital anomalies need to be better defined and slight increases in maternal outcomes explained.
Take the Challenge Out of Managing the Complex Obstetric Patient
Pre-planning is key to achieving the most optimal clinical outcomes for patients with multiple challenging risk factors or individual characteristics.
Earlier Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Is Linked to Preterm Birth
New research shows that obstetricians may need to rethink how they screen certain patients for gestational diabetes mellitus.
Gestational Weight Gain and Preterm Birth Are Linked in Twin Pregnancies
New research presented at ACOG 2014 shows that inadequate weight gain in the second trimester is an independent risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth.
Gestational Diabetes May Indicate Early Atherosclerosis
A history of gestational diabetes could be a risk factor for later heart disease, highlighting that reproductive complications may unmask future disease risk.
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