Labor And Delivery

Cimzia Label Update Provides New Information for Women of Childbearing Age

By March 22, 2018

Data added to the labeling includes first-of-their-kind pharmacokinetic studies demonstrating negligible to low transfer of CIMZIA through placenta and minimal transfer to breast milk from mother to infant.

Is It Safe for Women to Eat or Drink During Labor?

March 01, 2018

"Allowing women ad lib oral intake during labor does not increase adverse maternal or neonatal outcomes. It stands to reason that allowing such intake could increase patient satisfaction," the authors write.

Ready-to-Use Makena Formulation Approved to Reduce Preterm Birth Risk

By February 15, 2018

Makena was the first FDA-approved treatment option for pregnant women who have had prior spontaneous preterm birth.

Antihypertensive Use During Delivery Evaluated Among Preeclamptic Women

February 15, 2018

The researchers found that overall, 105,409 women received a hypertensive agent. Receipt of oral labetalol increased from 20.3% in 2006 to 31.4 percent in 2014 for all patients with preeclampsia.

Is There Any Link Between Ultrasound Exposure and Autism?

February 14, 2018

The ASD group had a shorter duration of ultrasound exposure than the typical development group during the first (290.4 versus 406.4 seconds) and second (1,687.6 versus 2,011 seconds) trimesters. Greater mean depth of ultrasonographic penetration was seen in the ASD group versus the developmental delay group in the first trimester (12.5 versus 11.6 cm).

Inhaled Nitric Oxide Examined for Lowering Neonate Mortality

February 09, 2018

The researchers identified 993 neonates (2.6%) who received iNO among 37,909 neonates in the study sample. A total of 971 patients were included in each of the two matched cohorts.

Fetal Risk After Pregnancy Exposure to Natalizumab Examined

February 08, 2018

And, natalizumab washout period is only predictor of relapse occurrence during pregnancy

USPSTF: Screening for Syphilis in Pregnant Women Beneficial

February 07, 2018

Draft recommendation indicates considerable net benefit to screening for syphilis infection

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Increased Risk of Neural Tube Defects

February 06, 2018

First study to assess the effect of carb intake on neural tube defects, postfortification with folic acid

Edurant Dosing Recommendations Updated for Pregnant HIV Patients

By February 02, 2018

Lower exposures of rilpivirine were observed during pregnancy, therefore viral load should be monitored closely.

Probiotic Milk Intake Examined for Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia Risk

January 24, 2018

On the other hand, a lower risk of preterm delivery was significantly associated with probiotic intake during early pregnancy but not before or during late pregnancy (adjusted odds ratio, 0.79).

ADHD Medication Use Increasing Among Reproductive-Aged Women

By January 18, 2018

ADHD medication prescriptions are increasingly common among privately insured, reproductive-aged women.

Vitamin D and Reproductive Treatment Outcomes: What's the Link?

November 17, 2017

The researchers found that live birth was more likely in women replete with vitamin D versus those with vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.

Psychostimulant Use Linked to Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth

November 15, 2017

Small increased relative risk of preeclampsia, preterm birth; absolute risk increases are small

Antibiotic Combo for Cesarean Prophylaxis Linked to Better Maternal Outcomes

November 14, 2017

Improved maternal outcomes when azithromycin is added to cephalosporin for infection prophylaxis

Later Seizure Disorder Risks Assessed Following Eclampsia

November 10, 2017

After a pregnancy with eclampsia, a future seizure disorder was significantly more likely (4.58/10,000 person-years) compared with a pregnancy without a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (0.72/10,000 person-years; crude hazard ratio [HR], 6.09).

SMFM Issues Recommendations on Managing Hepatitis C in Pregnancy

By October 19, 2017

The recommendations will be published in the November issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Prophylactic Antibiotic Course Post C-Section May Reduce SSI Rate

September 20, 2017

The researchers found that the overall rate of SSI was 10.9% in the cohort. Overall, 6.4 and 15.4% of women in the cephalexin-metronidazole and placebo groups, respectively, were diagnosed with SSI (relative risk, 0.41).

Does Prenatal Biologic Therapy for IBD Affect Infant Vaccine Response?

By September 18, 2017

In addition, the researchers assayed umbilical cord blood samples from 33 infants to assess the concentration of biologic agents.

Experts Concerned About Study that Links Flu Vaccine to Spontaneous Abortion

By September 14, 2017

Overall, the study points to an association between spontaneous abortion and influenza vaccination receipt in the past 28 days. This link, however, proved significant only among those vaccinated in the previous season with the pH1N1-containing vaccine.

Anxiety Disorders and Maternal, Fetal Outcomes Investigated

September 14, 2017

The researchers observed no correlation for panic disorder or GAD with maternal or neonatal complications of interest, in adjusted models.

Alcohol Consumption and Pregnancy: Is Any Amount Safe?

By September 12, 2017

Researchers found a "surprisingly limited number of prospective studies" specifically addressing the question of whether consuming small amounts of alcohol has an impact on pregnancy and childhood outcomes.

Do Antiepileptic Treatments Affect Fetal Growth, Preterm Delivery?

September 11, 2017

Increased risk for women on AEDs for epilepsy or other indications; risk varies with drug used.

Recall of Oxytocin Products Due to Lower than Expected Potency

By September 01, 2017

Laboratory test results have indicated a lower than expected potency affecting certain lots which would lead to a lower dose being administered.

Age at Which Men Are Fathering Children in the U.S. Rising

August 31, 2017

Average age of fathers of newborns has risen to 31, researchers say

Does Antiepileptic Drug Use Contribute to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes?

By August 14, 2017

Women with epilepsy were at increased risk of adverse pregnancy and delivery outcomes.

Diet, Physical Activity During Pregnancy May Influence C-Section Risk

July 21, 2017

The researchers found that, overall, interventions were associated with a 9% reduction in risk of cesarean section, and a 24% reduction in risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Causes of Pregnancy-Related Death Examined in the United States

July 18, 2017

Increases in pregnancy-related mortality ratios with maternal age, and racial-ethnic disparities persist

High Rate of Preeclampsia Underscores Need for New Strategies, Study Finds

July 12, 2017

The findings are particularly important because preeclampsia cases rose from 2.4% of pregnancies in 1980 to 3.8% in 2010, the researchers said.