Maternal Deaths Are on the Rise in the United States
Maternal deaths related to childbirth in the US are nearly at the highest rate in a quarter century, and we’re just 1 of 8 countries to experience an increase.
Tdap in the Third Trimester: Is It Really Safe for Moms and Babies?
Giving moms the Tdap vaccine in pregnancy seems to protect newborns from pertussis (whooping cough) and doesn’t seem to interfere with infant responses to DTaP.
The Effect of False-Positive Mammo Results on Patient Anxiety
A false-positive mammogram result leaves women anxious, but new research shows that the anxiety is short-lived and may have an unintended beneficial effect.
Six Ways to Reduce IVF-Related Multiple Births and Prematurity
Proposed changes aim to reduce prematurity rates by relieving financial pressures that lead to choosing treatments more likely to result in multiple gestations.
Is Holding a Newborn in the Introitus Position After Delivery Necessary?
Placing a newborn on the mother’s abdomen or chest immediately after delivery and before the umbilical cord is clamped doesn’t affect placental transfusion volume.
FDA Examining Safety of Morcellators for Hysterectomy and Myomectomy
The FDA has weighed in on the safety of uterine fibroid morcellation. Given the current evidence, find out what they recommend.
Can Non-Ideal Weight Gain in Pregnancy Affect Child’s Metabolism?
New research shows that too much or too little maternal weight gain in pregnancy is associated with the child’s risk of being overweight or obese in early childhood.
Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Chronic Hypertension
A new meta-analysis has quantified the risk of preeclampsia and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic hypertension.
Fertility Drugs and Breast Cancer Risk
The safety of fertility drugs has been a concern to physicians and patients alike. A new study assessing fertility drugs and breast cancer risk has reassuring results.
Weight Loss, Gain in First Postpartum Year Affects Health Risks
Not losing any baby weight within 1 year after delivery increases a woman’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, new research shows.