Pregnancy

Women With T1D, T2D Receiving Increased Intervention in Pregnancy

Women With T1D, T2D Receiving Increased Intervention in Pregnancy

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Higher rates of operative delivery and falling gestational age at delivery suggest that this is either reflected by, or despite, increasing obstetric intervention.

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Diabetes

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Diabetes

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Findings may have implications for social policies to extend paid maternity leave to achieve higher intensity and longer duration of breastfeeding.

Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Pregestational Diabetes on Metformin

Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Pregestational Diabetes on Metformin

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Higher risks for adverse pregnancy outcomes observed in pregnant women taking metformin for pregestational diabetes are not a result of metformin, but diabetes.

First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs associated with increased risk of birth defects

First trimester exposure to anytithyroid drugs was associated with a greater risk of congenital malformations, especially for pregnant women who were given prescriptions for methimazole or both methimazole and propylthiouracil.

Longer lactation duration linked to lower risk of diabetes in women

In this 30-year prospective cohort study, self-reported duration of lactation in women of childbearing age was associated with a lower risk of development of diabetes.

Live-birth rates similar among ovulating women undergoing fresh- or frozen-embryo transfer

No differences were observed in live-birth rate, rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, overall pregnancy loss, or ongoing pregnancy incidents between ovulatory women with infertility who received frozen-embryo or fresh-embryo transfers.

Postpartum Hypertension in Preeclampsia: Do Puerperal NSAIDs Effect Risk?

Postpartum Hypertension in Preeclampsia: Do Puerperal NSAIDs Effect Risk?

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Investigators encourage further research on the use of NSAIDs in women with preeclampsia who develop postpartum hypertension.

Maternal Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Free Thyroxine Associated With BMI

Maternal Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Free Thyroxine Associated With BMI

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Maternal thyroid function and weight gain in early pregnancy were associated with hypothyroidism, but not hyperthyroidism.

Risk Factors for Preeclampsia and Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women

Risk Factors for Preeclampsia and Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women

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Pregnancy-associated stroke risk is even higher in women with chronic hypertension, coagulopathies, and prothrombotic conditions.

Preventing Preterm Preeclampsia in At-Risk Women

Preventing Preterm Preeclampsia in At-Risk Women

Researchers examined the efficacy of aspirin in preventing preterm preeclampsia in women at risk.

Examining Health And Economic Burdens of Preeclampsia on Mothers, Children

Examining Health And Economic Burdens of Preeclampsia on Mothers, Children

Financial data for both mothers and children were examined through the first year of life.

Best Practices in Preconception Care in Pregestational Diabetes

Best Practices in Preconception Care in Pregestational Diabetes

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Special considerations are needed when treating women of reproductive age with pregestational diabetes.

Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Adverse Outcomes

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Gestational weight gain above current recommendations was a risk of infants with macrosomia or needing a cesarian delivery.

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.

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