Pregnancy

Hypertension in Pregnancy: Are Antihypertensive Agents Safe?

Hypertension in Pregnancy: Are Antihypertensive Agents Safe?

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According to Journal of the American Heart Association, pregnant women with chronic hypertension using antihypertensive agents reduces the risk of hypertension without added risk to the fetus.

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increase in Fetal Birth Defects

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increase in Fetal Birth Defects

Researchers suggest that women with overweight or obesity aim to lose weight before becoming pregnant.

Maternal Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes Lead to Increased Asthma Risk for Offspring

Maternal Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes Lead to Increased Asthma Risk for Offspring

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Researchers examined the relationship between maternal diabetes and asthma risk in children.

Risks Associated With Anticoagulant Use in Pregnancy

Risks Associated With Anticoagulant Use in Pregnancy

Vitamin K antagonists and low-molecular weight heparin were associated with the lowest risks of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes.

Increased Risk of Stroke in Preeclampsia With Hypertension, Infection

Increased Risk of Stroke in Preeclampsia With Hypertension, Infection

Women with preeclampsia should heed any neurological symptoms, which may be signs of a stroke.

USPSTF: Updated Preeclampsia Screening Recommendations

USPSTF: Updated Preeclampsia Screening Recommendations

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Women at high risk for preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin as a preventive therapy.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Increased Risk for Miscarriage

Subclinical Hypothyroidism Increased Risk for Miscarriage

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Miscarriage risk before 20 weeks of gestation is higher among women with untreated subclinical hypothyroidism.

Preeclampsia Risk Linked More Closely to Waist-to-Hip Ratio vs BMI

Preeclampsia Risk Linked More Closely to Waist-to-Hip Ratio vs BMI

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The relative risk for developing preeclampsia, determined using waist-to-hip ratio, was 3.317 vs 2.418 using BMI.

Gestational Diabetes Incidence Did Not Decrease With Inositol Therapy

Gestational Diabetes Incidence Did Not Decrease With Inositol Therapy

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Gestational diabetes had a 23.3% incidence rate in the combination inositol group compared with 18.3% in the control group.

Gestational Diabetes Risk May Be Reduced With Probiotics

Gestational Diabetes Risk May Be Reduced With Probiotics

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Pregnant women who took lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in their second trimester had lower rates of gestational diabetes.

Preeclampsia Increases Pregnancy-Associated Stroke Risk

Preeclampsia Increases Pregnancy-Associated Stroke Risk

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Women with preeclampsia and pregnancy-associated stroke were more likely to have preexisting hypertension than controls.

Does Metformin Therapy During Pregnancy Affect Metabolic Health in PCOS?

Does Metformin Therapy During Pregnancy Affect Metabolic Health in PCOS?

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In a follow-up to the PregMet study, researchers examined the long-term metabolic effects of metformin therapy in pregnancy with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Testosterone Therapy Increases Live Birth Rates in IVF

Testosterone Therapy Increases Live Birth Rates in IVF

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The effects of testosterone therapy administered before controlled ovarian stimulation on pregnancy and live birth rates were examined in poor responders undergoing IVF

Failed Fertility Therapy Increases Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Failed Fertility Therapy Increases Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Failed fertility therapy was linked to an increase of long-term adverse cardiovascular events.

Hyperglycemia In Pregnancy Associated With Cardiometabolic Risk In Offspring

Hyperglycemia In Pregnancy Associated With Cardiometabolic Risk In Offspring

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes had elevated rates of abnormal glucose tolerance and were more likely to be overweight or obese.

How Does Group Prenatal Care Impact Weight Gain In Pregnancy?

How Does Group Prenatal Care Impact Weight Gain In Pregnancy?

Researchers found that women participating in group prenatal care were more likely to experience excess gestational weight gain.

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

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Insulin types and regimens should be determined on an individual basis since there is insufficient data to support one treatment over another.

Obesity In Early Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy

Obesity In Early Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy

Full-term infants were more likely to be affected by obesity in early pregnancy.

Maternal Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Maternal Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

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Data from a large nationwide cohort were used to determine risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in the setting of gestational diabetes.

Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Risk of Pregnancy Loss in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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Women with subclinical hypothyroidism who undergo thyroid hormone treatment have a decreased risk of pregnancy loss, but may experience other pregnancy-related adverse outcomes.

Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers assessed whether elevated FABP4 in early pregnancy could predict preeclampsia.

Preterm Birth Risk in Bariatric Surgery

Preterm Birth Risk in Bariatric Surgery

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Women with a history of bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of preterm birth.

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