Explore the latest in pregnancy, including advances in understanding the effects of maternal health and treatments on child outcomes.
This Viewpoint looks back at the US Supreme Court’s 2021 and 2022 terms and forward to the 2023 term and beyond with a focus on decisions that affect health care, public health and safety, environmental policy, and social equity.
This cross-sectional study examines whether neighborhoods with high incarceration rates also have higher rates of adverse birth outcomes compared with neighborhoods with lower incarceration rates.
This cross-sectional study examines temporal trends in and indications for cesarean births among patients at low risk for this procedure in the US from 2000 to 2019.
This qualitative study evaluates how experts define and diagnose cesarean scar disorder.
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses a comprehensive approach to treating pregnant patients with type 2 diabetes to reduce adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes.
This cross-sectional study evaluates hospital variation in cesarean rates in China in 2020 for term, singleton, live, vertex deliveries among women with no prior cesarean delivery.
This case-control study investigates the association of the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade with mental distress among female individuals of reproductive age.
This cohort study examines the risk for neurodevelopmental disorders among male and female offspring exposed in utero to SARS-CoV-2 and whether pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with neurodevelopmental risk independent of SARS-CoV-2 exposure.
This Viewpoint summarizes several federal strategies to ensure pregnant persons’ access to abortion services after the recent Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization: expanding access to medication abortion, ensuring provision of emergency abortion services, proposing new conscience protections for clinicians, and protecting reproductive rights at the state level.
This article in the Women’s Health series discusses uterine perforation occurring during gynecological procedures, including prevention, identification of risk factors, recognition, management, and long-term outcomes.
This cohort study uses National Vital Statistics System data to examine the trends of neonatal Down syndrome rates and assess the association between enactment of 20-week abortion bans and rates of Down syndrome diagnosis.
This cohort study examines patient and hospital characteristics associated with postpartum emergency department visits in New York State from January 1, 2014, to November 15, 2016.
This randomized clinical trial examines the expulsion rate of intrauterine devices placed between 2 to 4 weeks postpartum compared with standard placement timing at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum.
This study assesses the association between use of levonorgestrel intrauterine systems containing 52, 19.5, and 13.5 mg of hormone and ectopic pregnancy in a nationwide cohort study.
This study uses American Hospital Association data to examine the volume and distribution of births in Catholic US hospitals and quantify county-level patterns of Catholic and non-Catholic hospital births.
This cohort study of mother-child dyads explores the associations between prenatal and postnatal temperature exposures and male and female newborn lung function.
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