This Medical News & Perspectives article explores reasons for the decrease in the infant mortality rate in the United States, as well as reasons why it is still higher than that of other industrialized countries.
This Medical News & Perspectives article takes a look at a recent study that found an association between a Lactobacillus-poor vaginal microbiome and the risk of preterm birth.
This randomized trial reports that antenatal multiple micronutrient compared with iron–folic acid supplementation did not reduce infant mortality to age 6 months but resulted in a non–statistically significant reduction in stillbirths and significant reductions in preterm births and low birth weight.
This retrospective study found that Tdap vaccination during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of hypertensive disorders preterm or small-for-gestational age births.
This randomized trial assessed pregnancy incidence and birth outcomes among women using preexposure prophylaxis for HIV during the periconception period.
Collins and coauthors report on the risk of invasive Haemophilus influenzae infection during pregnancy and association with adverse fetal outcomes. In an accompanying Editorial, Dr Edwards discusses H influenzae infection.