Pregnancy and Birth

Did you know? A physician-diagnosed fear of childbrith increases the risk of postpartum depression in women with no previous history of depression.

Pregnancy and Birth

A new meta-analysis has quantified the risk of preeclampsia and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic hypertension.

Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this well-known anomaly?

Not losing any baby weight within 1 year after delivery increases a woman’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, new research shows.

Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this cardiac defect?

The number of live births a woman has had may indicate her risk of heart disease, adding to evidence that body changes in pregnancy play a role in cardiovascular disease.

Antidepressant use in pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth. However, untreated depression is serious, and the needs of the mother must come first.

Miscarriage and stillbirth can occur in pregnant women with Haemophilus influenzae infection. Here, new data quantify the risk and reveal which bacteria type poses the most threat.


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