Tag: pregnancy

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...
1. Children of mothers with diabetes are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children and young adults is increasing. Growing evidence suggests that maternal health during or before pregnancy may impact the development of CVD among offspring. Maternal diabetes is...
Preeclampsia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and infant. In addition to maternal and fetal assessment, timely delivery after 37 weeks’ gestation is recommended to minimize maternal and perinatal morbidity. In women with late preterm preeclampsia, between 34 and 37 weeks’ gestation, however, there is...
Studies have shown that intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with poor birth outcomes and neonatal unit admission. Ursodeoxycholic acid, which increases bile acid excretion, forms the mainstay of treatment, however, the evidence for its use is limited. In this double-blind, multicentre, randomized controlled trial, 605 women with intrahepatic...
Planned early delivery or expectant management for late preterm pre-eclampsia (PHOENIX): a randomised controlled trial Preeclampsia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and infant. In addition to maternal and fetal assessment, timely delivery after 37 weeks’ gestation is recommended to minimize maternal and perinatal morbidity. In...
Full-term pregnancies are strongly associated with a reduced risk of endometrial cancer. Whether this protective association is driven by fecundity, a specific process that occurs during pregnancy, or cumulative number of months pregnancy, however, is unknown. In this cohort study, 2,311,332 Danish women born between 1935 and 2002 were...