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Mode of delivery in childbirth associated with pain during or after sexual intercourse

Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Infants born prematurely: 2 studies identify routes to better outcomes

Eleven percent of all births worldwide are preterm, or occurring before 37 weeks of pregnancy, and preterm-related causes of death account for a significant number of infant deaths, as well as...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Revised guidelines on reducing risk, treatment options for thromboembolic disease in pregnancy

Advice on preventing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery is outlined in two new revised guidelines published 13 April by the Royal College...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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New transitional stem cells discovered - may help advance research on pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Advocating for access to and awareness of key preventive measures for malaria in pregnancy

The Roll Back Malaria - Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group is pleased to announce the finalization of two important concept notes: 1) Roll Back Malaria Partnership Malaria in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Breastfeeding could reduce risk of mothers smoking again

A study has found that mothers who smoked during pregnancy were less likely to relapse into smoking again after giving birth if they were breastfeeding.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked With Asthma CME/CE

: Researchers in this cohort study found that use of the newer antidepressants during pregnancy did not yield a higher risk for childhood asthma; however, untreated maternal depression did.  
medscape.org
over 5 years ago
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Gestational Diabetes Before 26 Weeks May Raise Autism Risk

This observational study found that exposure to high levels of in utero glucose in early pregnancy was associated with a greater risk for autism syndrome disorder.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago
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Younger Moms Have Shorter Gap Between Babies

US mothers have about a 24-month gap between pregnancies, although the gap tends to be shorter in younger mothers, new data suggest.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago
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Episode 9 – Pregnancy Emergencies

Episode 9 (iTunes or listen here) The Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) We review Dr. Scott Weingart's Practical Evidence Podcast #3 - ACEP 2012 Management of Early Pregnancy, in which he summaries the ACEP 2012 Clinical Policy on this topic. The discriminatory zone is out.  Get ultrasounds in pregnant patients, regardless of the quantitative beta-hCG.…  
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over 5 years ago
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Episode 3 – ACEP 2012 Management of Early Pregnancy

ACEP's Policy on the Management of Early Pregnancy Presenting to the ED  
emcrit.org
over 5 years ago
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Pregnancy Ultrasound Part 1

Pregnancy Ultrasound from our Back to Basics series covering super fundamental topics that we've never talked about here on the podcast.  
ultrasoundpodcast.com
over 5 years ago
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Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy

The presentation is complicated by the fact that symptoms commonly associated with pulmonary embolisms in the non-pregnant population can be caused by normal physiologic changes of pregnancy.  
emcurious.com
over 5 years ago
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Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, study finds

While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fatty acids found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life. The findings suggest that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.  
sciencedaily.com
over 5 years ago
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Baby's risk of congenital heart disease can be cut by half if their mother exercises during pregnancy

Experiments show the condition, which affects nine in 1,000 babies, is not due to ageing eggs, but the age of the mother - and that the risk can be alleviated with regular exercise.  
dailymail.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Study provides evidence against the fetal origins of cancer, cardiovascular disease

A study evaluated the relationship between nutritional conditions in early life and adult health, and found that famine exposure during the first pregnancy trimester was associated with increases in mortality from causes other than cancer or cardiovascular disease. This is the first study to quantify the possible long-term effects of nutrition deprivation at different stages of pregnancy and long-term mortality.  
sciencedaily.com
over 5 years ago
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Doppler ultrasound of fetal blood vessels in normal pregnancies | Cochrane

One of the main aims of routine antenatal care is to identify babies who are not thriving in the womb. It is possible that medical interventions might improve outcomes for these babies, if they can be identified. Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to detect the movement of blood in vessels. It is used in pregnancy to study blood circulation in the baby, uterus and placenta. Using it in high-risk pregnancies, where there is concern about the baby's condition, shows benefits. However, its value as a screening tool in all pregnancies needs to be assessed as there is a possibility of unnecessary interventions and adverse effects. The review of trials of routine Doppler ultrasound of the baby’s vessels in pregnancy identified five studies involving more than 14,000 women and babies. The studies were not of high quality and were all undertaken in the 1990s. There were no improvements identified for either the baby or the mother, though more data would be needed to prove whether it is effective or not for improving outcomes.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Diet and exercise in pregnancy for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus | Cochrane

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is high blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) first occurring or first recognised during pregnancy. Between 1% and 14% of pregnant women develop GDM, with some at a higher risk than others (for example, women who are overweight or obese, older, of particular ethnicities, have had GDM previously, or have a family history of type II diabetes). GDM can cause significant health problems for mothers and babies. The babies may grow very large and, as a result, be injured at birth, or cause injury to mothers during birth. Women with GDM have an increased risk of having an induced birth, of their babies being born by caesarean section, and of having a preterm birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). Additionally, there can be long-term health problems for mothers and babies, including an increased risk of type II diabetes. Some diets (for example, those with low fibre and high glycaemic load) and physical inactivity, are potentially modifiable risk factors for GDM. There is evidence that lifestyle interventions in the general population (promoting diet and exercise changes) can prevent type II diabetes, and it has been suggested that these interventions may help prevent GDM in pregnancy.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Childbirth, X-rays, Community

Hi I’m the radiologist. Years ago if we were watching “Scrubs” side by side on the couch, I would have been like, “Hey, …  
medium.com
over 5 years ago
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Planned early delivery versus expectant management for twins who are in the same amniotic sac during pregnancy (monoamniotic twins) | Cochrane

Monoamniotic twin pregnancies are rare and affect about one in 10,000 pregnancies. These pregnancies are more susceptible to complications such as increased congenital abnormalities, intrauterine growth restriction, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, cord entanglement and possible occlusion, which may lead to an increased risk of fetal and infant death compared with other kinds of twin pregnancies. The optimal timing for the birth of monoamniotic twins is not known. Options include 'planned early delivery' between 32 and 34 weeks, or alternatively awaiting spontaneous labour at least up until the usual time of planned delivery for other monochorionic twins (approximately 36 to 38 weeks' gestation), unless there is a specific indication for earlier delivery.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago