Explore the latest in pregnancy, including advances in understanding the effects of maternal health and treatments on child outcomes.
This Medical News article is an interview with the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development about its Human Placenta Project.
This study estimates the association of treating gestational diabetes with metformin vs insulin with child growth and development.
This population-based cohort study examines the risk of maternal mortality or severe morbidity, adverse fetal and infant outcomes, and spontaneous preterm delivery after short interpregnancy intervals in both younger and older Canadian women.
This population-based case-control study investigates the association of prenatal exposure to medications that interfere with different neurotransmitter systems with the risk of autism spectrum disorders in offspring in a birth cohort of individuals with and without the disorder.
This Viewpoint discusses widespread perceptions of vulnerability and risk that discourage enrollment of pregnant women in clinical trials, and calls for actionable guidelines to overcome those perceptions and eliminate barriers to their participation.
This cohort study uses data from the Growing Up in Singapore Toward Healthy Outcomes study to investigate the association between elective and emergency cesarean delivery and early childhood overweight at 12 months.
A 36-year-old gravida 3, para 3 woman who had elective cesarean delivery 11 days prior presented with 3 days of exertional chest pain, an elevated troponin I level, ST-segment depression on electrocardiography, and coronary artery dissection on angiography. What would you do next?
This large population-based Canadian cohort study evaluates the association between prenatal exposures to airborne pollutants and autism spectrum disorder.
This systematic review to support the 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening and behavioral counseling to reduce unhealthy alcohol use summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of screening and behavioral counseling to reduce unhealthy alcohol use among adults.
This 2018 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings in adults, including pregnant women, and providing brief behavioral counseling to reduce unhealthy alcohol use (B recommendation) and concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess balance of benefits and harms of screening and counseling for alcohol use in primary care settings in adolescents (I statement).
This cohort study evaluates 15 years’ worth of hospital obstetric delivery records from national health databases in Ontario, Canada, to examine the association of severe maternal morbidity indicators with maternal mortality among women shortly after childbirth.
This autopsy study tests whether epigenetic signatures characterize early fetal atherogenesis associated with maternal hypercholesterolemia and provides a quantitative estimate of the contribution of maternal cholesterol level to fetal lesion size.
This Medical News article discusses the increased risk of future heart disease and stroke in women who experienced preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications.
This population-based study examines the changes in use of alcohol, cigarettes, and cannabis during pregnancy over a 15-year period.
This quasi-experimental study compares outcomes of children born from pregnancies of mothers who sought but were denied abortion with outcomes of children born within the next 5 years to women who had received an abortion.
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