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Pregnancy and Birth

Hypertension, Habitual Snoring, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Snoring. Do you ask patients about it? It could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which has been linked to high blood pressure and poorer pregnancy outcomes.

Pregnancy and Birth

The resurgence of whooping cough has put the Tdap vaccine front and center. Since the vaccine is safe, newborns—via antibodies from mom—can be protected.

A universal standard for monitoring fetal growth can better detect which fetuses are at risk for intrauterine growth restriction.

Challenge your diagnostic skills: Is everything normal in this fetal abdomen?

Being overweight can affect fertility, and now there is evidence that maternal weight at conception impacts how a fertilized egg divides and grows.

New technology—inspiring jealousy and one-upmanship everywhere. (Who said pregnant women weren't competitive?)

Antibiotics should not be routinely used for pregnant women with ruptured membranes prior to labor at term, unless there are signs of an infection.

CNMs, CMs, CPMs . . . Elaine Germano of the American College of Nurse-Midwives explains the credentials and how they may affect collaboration efforts.

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