Tag: pregnancy

1. Mothers with preterm deliveries have significantly different levels of metabolites among them compared to term mothers. 2. There are different levels of metabolites among mothers with spontaneous preterm deliveries and with medically-indicated spontaneous preterm deliveries with or without preeclampsia. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Mothers who have preterm deliveries (PTD) may...
1. A midwifery continuity of care model, involving maternal care before, during, and after birth, yielded no improved clinical outcomes compared to a standard model of care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Around the world, 10% of infants are born preterm and over 1 million die from preterm birth (PTB) complications...
1. Many first-line agents for depression and anxiety – including specific SSRIs, bupropion, and especially venlafaxine – were associated with an increased risk of birth defects if used during early pregnancy. Evidence Level Rating: 2 (Good) The management of depression and anxiety during pregnancy is challenging, especially considering that they affect...
1. The prevalence of brain and eye defects was elevated during the 2015-2016 Zika virus outbreak in Colombia compared to the periods immediately before and after the outbreak. 2. Pregnant women who began displaying symptoms of Zika virus disease in the first trimester were significantly more likely to have a...
1. Among neonates born to SARS-CoV-2-positive mothers in three New York Hospitals, none tested positive, or were symptomatic, for the virus at 24 h of life, 5-7 days of life, and 14 days of life. 2. Infection control strategies such as donning a mask around the neonate and practicing proper...
1. Women with migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during and after pregnancy compared to those without migraines. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Increased risk of maternal stroke is associated with migraines during the perinatal period, with the belief that hypertension and related disorders mediate this relationship. However,...
Migraines During Pregnancy and the Risk of Maternal Stroke 1. Women with migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during and after pregnancy compared to those without migraines. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Increased risk of maternal stroke is associated with migraines during the perinatal period, with the belief that...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend home birth, but recognizes that women may choose to plan a home birth. In these instances, there must be at least 1 care provider whose primary responsibility is the newborn and is fully trained in neonatal resuscitation. 2. The statement...
1. Study findings suggest gestational diabetes is associated with larger fetal size starting at week 20, and that efforts to mitigate associated fetal growth should start between 24-28 gestational weeks. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Maternal glucose concentrations have been found to be positively associated with birth weight, with mothers with gestational diabetes...
1. Antiepileptic drug exposure in infants of breastfeeding mothers being treated for epilepsy is low. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is currently recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, no consensus exists for the safety of breastfeeding when the mother is receiving antiepileptic...